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I have a confession to make.

I have an addiction.

I love pistachios.

I have no self control when it comes to pistachios.

None. Nada! Zero!!!

I stand at my kitchen counter and just eat them mindlessly one at a time.

I like to eat them au naturale.

I think pistachios are good on just about any and everything.

They are great as a topping on any fruit, pudding, or ice cream.

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thCAE1P0KCThere are pistachios cookies, cakes, biscotti, and cheese puffs.

There are pistachio appetizers, soups, and salads.

There are beef, chicken, pork, and even seafood pistachio recipes too.

There are even pistachio pizzas.

I think it is safe to say that America has a love affair with pistachios.

I know I cannot get enough pistachios.

rrrrrrr

The Skinny on Pistachios!

thCAJJDDSWHumans have been eating pistachios for over 9000 years.

However, recently they have become a super star!

Pistachios are good for you!  Yes. Pistachios are the new health food. These divine nuts contain only 3-4 calories a nut. Because of this they are often called the, “Skinny Nut.” And here, I always thought I was the skinny nut.

The shelled pistachios are often recommended since having to open them slows down how fast you consume them.

They are heart healthy.

They are high in the B vitamins and iron. They also contain potassium and magnesium

A real dynamo health food.

I eat them simply because they taste so divine.
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Featured Recipes Nutella Quesadillas and Nutella Bruschetta with pistachios

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After my confession I know it is a big surprise that I share a few ways I use pistachios.

Plus I had to use them with that divine spread, Nutella.

Oh My!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are easy as easy can be.

These are delicious as delicious can be.

These can be served for any meal, (YES! Even breakfast.) dessert, or midnight snack. They are great after school snacks too.

Heck – just make them any time you want!!!!!

Use any fruit and toppings you like.

These are a great way to use up fruit.

These are great recipes for kids to make too!

Nutella Quesadillas

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This is what you will need for each quesadilla:

Quesadilla
Nutella
Fruit of your choice
Pistachios
Cooking spray

Optional – Marshmallow Fluff

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Here is what you do:

Spread some Nutella on one half of a tortilla [any size).

Optional – Spread a bit of Marshmallow Fluff on top for an even more decadent quesadilla.

Top with sliced fruit – I used strawberries and kiwis. Kinda looks like Christmas, doesn’t it?

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Place pistachios in a baggies and crush with a rolling pin.

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Then sprinkle some pistachios on top.

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Fold the empty side of the tortilla over the side with the fruit.

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Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray.

Place the quesadillas in the pan and cook 2 minutes on each side or until tortillas are lightly browned and crisp.

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When done cut each quesadilla in half to make 4 quesadillas or into three wedges to make 6 quesadillas.

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Bite in and enjoy.

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Nutella Bruschetta

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This is what you will need:

French bread
Nutella
Strawberries
Pistachios
Cooking spray

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Here is what you do:

Slice the bread on the diagonal. Slice the strawberries.

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Lightly toast the bread. Then slather the toast with Nutella.

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Place the strawberries on top.

Sprinkle with pistachios.

Serve for breakfast.

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Bon appétit!!!
Cost
Each Nutella Quesadillas

Quesadillas $0.09
Nutella $0.53
Strawberry & kiwi $0.34
Pistachios $0.41
Cooking spray $0.10

Cost for 1 = $1.47
Each Nutella Bruschetta

French bread $0.23
Nutella $0.53
Strawberries $0.23
Pistachios $0.41
Cooking spray $0.10

Cost for 1 = $1.50

Quote of the Day
Pistachios aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
Anonymous
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12 comments to True Confessions

  • I KNEW we were twins.

    I have a funny story about pistachios. I love pistachios and when I was first married to my now ex-husband we were in the grocery store and I nudged him and said, “I read today in Time Magazine that pistachios are a proven aphrodisiac.”

    He bought a big bag of them and then EVERY week he bought more.

    I never told him I made it all up as a joke. 🙂

  • Leslie

    Don’t forget pistachio ice cream! It is the best, most refreshing flavor.

  • Cindy

    Ha, me too.. Pistachio Ice Cream is a favorite! These recipes look fun and delicious. They make me hungry too. Well done Rah!

  • Emmie

    These look delicious! As a child, I discovered a combo at my local ice cream shop: pistachio ice cream with hot butterscotch sauce. It was so dreamy!

    • Roberta

      Reading that took my breath away. Oh My!! That sounds decadently delicious, Emmie. Is the store still open? Is that combo still available??? I must have. I am off to the store to get some pistachio ice cream and makin’s for butterscotch sauce. I see another post on pistachios in MTTDs future. 🙂

  • I love pistachios! And Nutella! But I can’t eat many pistachios – stomachache, and Nutella is too addictive so I avoid it. Pity. The recipes are to die for!

  • I adore pistachios! They are addictive little devils! Hard to stop once you start!