Q: My boyfriend spoiled me with a bag of organic black walnuts from the market last weekend. At $5 for as many as I can hold in my fist, I'd like to cook something special with them, but don't know where to start. Cakes and cookies are out, as we have to follow a gluten-free diet. Any ideas?

Sent by Amanda

Editor: My first thought was to try making black walnut bitters for cocktails. It would be a gift that keeps on giving!

Readers, what ideas do you have?

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