We’re wrapping up a pretty adorable month with our Guest Editor, Haylie Duff, whose first child, Ryan was born just after Mother’s Day earlier this month! It’s no surprise who Haylie’s first love is these days, but coming in at a close second is The Real Girl’s Kitchen, her intimate and fun cooking show and beautiful cookbook of the same name.

The show and the book are filled with simple, accessible, delicious recipes like this one for marcona almonds (we’re obsessed!) – the perfect recipe to kick off gatherings at home or to lay out on the counter for friends and family to munch on. This recipe is fresh from The Real Girl’s Kitchen cookbook and we’re happy to share it, along with a giveaway for the cookbook below!

Get Haylie’s favorite things here, plus her tips for living well

Haylie’s Rosemary Marcona Almonds


2 sprigs of rosemary
1 cup of Marcona almonds
1 tsp of olive oil
pinch of sea salt


Chop the rosemary. Toss Marcona almonds with rosemary, olive oil and sea salt.


Want to win a copy for Haylie’s cookbook, Real Girl’s Kitchen? We’re giving one copy away this week to a lucky reader who loves to play hostess…

To enter, join our TCM Weekly Newsletter. For extra points, follow @thechalkboardmag + @haylieduff on twitter and let us know in the comments below! Good luck!

Open to continental US residents only. Giveaway closes Monday, June 1st at 5pm PST. Good luck, readers!

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