Let’s see what else I have in my pantry/freezer for you this week!

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Oh my goodness, walnuts!  Let me tell you, when I found this barely untouched bag of walnuts in the bottom of our chest freezer, I was a little confused.  Mostly because walnuts are my least favorite nut on the face of the planet and I don’t recall ever purchasing the bag and seriously, what would possess me to buy a POUND of them?

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Maybe I had huge delusions of making insane amounts of pesto?

Who knows.  I certainly didn’t, but I didn’t want the nuts to thaw out and turn rancid in the back of my mother-in-law’s pantry either, so I had to do something with them.

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As a straight-up hater of walnuts in baked goods (any banana bread or brownies that include walnuts are my worst enemy), I knew that was definitely not an option.

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Then I remembered one of my favorite salad combinations: baby arugula, cranberries, goat cheese and candied walnuts.  And so, here we are.

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With like a pound of candied walnuts.  They are super tasty if you enjoy walnuts, but stay tuned later this week for sneaky ways to use up those nuts! (Besides forcing them on your house guests.)

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Adapted from Simply Recipes

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