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Lemon Almond Shortbread

Lemon Almond Shortbread

Spring is officially here and I couldn’t be happier! Warmer weather normally means I get to pull out my favorite flavor profiles. Think lemons, basil and edible florals…I could go on but I am most pleased with LEMONS and all things citrus.  You could say I am OBSESSED and not just with citrusy desserts: grilled steak with bright, zesty Chimichurri sauce or Fish En Pappioltte (in parchment) with lemon wheels and garden-fresh Tarragon…I digress. Now turning to these delightful little Lemon Almond Shortbread cookies. So easy and delicious. The flaky, buttery crust paired with the bright zest of the lemon and crunch of the almond leaves you with the perfect little Spring cookie. Voila! 

Lemon Almond Shortbread
Perfect Spring Cookie
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 sticks salted butter
  2. 1/2 cup white sugar
  3. 2 cups sifted flour
  4. 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  6. Zest of two lemons
  7. 1/2 Cup Sunnyland Farms Sliced Almonds
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients with mixer or by hand, refrigerate at least one hour. Roll in small balls, press with back of measuring cup and top with slivered almonds. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes/slightly golden.
Notes
  1. Makes about a dozen medium sized cookies
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Corporate Gifts – Sharing is Caring

Corporate Gifts – Sharing is Caring

Corporate Gift Options

Here at Sunnyland Farms, we are smack dab in the middle of Harvest Season, the groves are busy with shakers, our shelling plant is humming with sounds of cracking pecans and our cleaning plant is busy sorting and sizing out “Only the Best” nuts for our catalog and corporate gifts. These beautiful pecan halves then go into our handcrafted treats and ever so popular nut-mixes. All brought to you since 1948 by the Willson family.

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Thoughts on the Past Year and the Upcoming Harvest Season

Harvest Season Visitors
From left to right: Bob and Jo Sullins, Alex Willson, Ruth and Ken Boysworth

As we begin a new harvest seasonI think it’s a great time to take a look back at the previous year and examine all that has occurred here at Sunnyland Farms. We had a great year and that would not be possible without our wonderful customers and friends, and for that I’d like to personally thank you. You keep us motivated to provide the best pecans, mixed nuts, dried fruits, cakes and candies we can and we are constantly trying to improve in order to exceed your expectations.

This past year was both challenging and rewarding for us at Sunnyland. Mother Nature provided significant challenges, with two tornadoes in Albany, GA in January that devastated large sections of our home town. Many of our employees had significant damage to their homes but thankfully we all came out of the storms safely. Continue reading Thoughts on the Past Year and the Upcoming Harvest Season

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Pan Seared Summer Squash

Pan Seared Summer Squash

One of my favorite summer vegetables is squash!! We can’t get enough of it at my house. So, today I want to share with you one of my favorite ways to have squash using our Sunnyland Pecan Meal and Oil. I call it, Pan Seared Summer Squash. It is a super easy recipe and only has THREE ingredients! Continue reading Pan Seared Summer Squash

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Sunnyland Farms visits the James Beard House

James Beard House Dinner

Well it has been a while since we’ve posted an update and I can’t think of a better reason to get back to it than a visit to the James Beard House in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. And we will certainly get to that but I also want to let you know that going forward we are going to be making many more updates to the Pecan Post. We’ll of course keep you up to date with everything going on here at Sunnyland as well as taking an in depth look at some of our employees and their roles. Additionally, we’re going to take a look some industry news, spotlight some products and provide some new recipes. So more to come but for now, back to the James Beard House! Continue reading Sunnyland Farms visits the James Beard House

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Grandma’s Easter Ham

Easter Ham
                          Grandma’s Peach Pecan Easter Ham

There’s just something about Spring that makes me nostalgic: lacey white frocks, pretty pastels, crisp white linen tablecloths, big platters of ice cold deviled eggs, freshly waxed lemon scented dining room tables with big pitchers of sticky sweet ice tea… Ahhh….welcome back Springtime, you darlin’ thing you! Continue reading Grandma’s Easter Ham