When a recipe calls for unsalted nuts but the ones you have are salted, cook the salted nuts in boiling water for two minutes. Then drain them and spread them out on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake them in a 200°F oven until they’re dry…no more than five minutes.

And—voila! You now have unsalted nuts and can continue on with your recipe.

Money saver: You might even want to buy salted nuts sometimes and then “unsalt” them on purpose. Salted nuts often are far less expensive than the raw, unsalted nuts found in the baking-supply section of your market. Check the snack section of your market and compare.

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