Balsamic Honey Roasted Almonds with Dried Cherries

Balsamic Honey Roasted Almonds with Dried Cherries

From now on I’d like to have a constant supply of balsamic honey roasted almonds on hand. Just in case, you never know when you might need them.

I’m going to be like a sweet little grandma and put them in crystal bowls around my house. By the way, when did grandparents stop putting crystal bowls of candy out? Does anyones grandma still do this? I haven’t seen it in a long time. Let’s bring back that trend with big kid candy!

If you happen to have these on hand then you can give them to your neighbors in a mason jar after you shamelessly ask them to cut a few pieces of wood for you with the very nice skill saw they have set up in their garage. “Hi, I know we don’t know each other, but can you help me with my bookshelf project? I have balsamic honey roasted almonds.” Friends for life.

And if you get invited to someones house for dinner and they tell you not to bring anything (it could happen), you could bring these! They’re not going to ruin anyone’s appetite, or make a mess, or steal the show (can’t promise you on that one). Just an awesome, addicting little pre-dinner snack that happens to be delicious with beer.

So how do we make them…

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Papaya Seed Dressing

Papaya Seed Dressing

This salad dressing is amazing. My mom gave it to me, it is adapted from a dressing Mama’s Fish House used to make many years ago.

This is enough to feed an army so feel free to half this recipe.

Tip: If you wipe a little oil around your measuring cup before pouring in the honey it will slide right out, no mess. (Thank you Michael Chiarello!)

1 Cup White Vinegar

1 TB Dry Mustard

1 TB salt

½ Cup Honey

½ Maui Onion Chopped

1 Cup Olive Oil

3 TB Papaya Seeds

Add the first 5 ingredients to a blender or food processor. Slowly stream in olive oil. Then add papaya seeds and blend until it looks like cracked black pepper. Keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.