Friday, December 3, 2010

sweet and spicy cocktail nuts

Looking for a spicy-sweet and salty treat to pass out to family and friends this holiday season?  Wrap these  scrumptious bite-size morsels in a little holiday-inspired package so you don't show up empty-handed when visiting family and friends.  Maybe even partner them with a favorite bottle of wine. The recipient of your holiday spirit will surely be pleased.  

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This recipe is from Dorie Greenspan's best-selling cookbook Around My French Table.  I followed the recipe exactly.  I have to say I liked them, but didn't love them.  Dorie suggests the recipe in the book should be considered a base recipe and you're encouraged to tweek it to your personal tastes.  I'd add more salt next time.  Then it would be a keeper recipe for me.


Next week:  Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots

7 comments:

  1. Your nuts look terrific. We loved them at my house, but I think I added a little more salt than the recipe called for. I'd like to experiment with the spices on these.

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  2. Great photos! I think there's definitely a lot of room for experimentation with this recipe.

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  3. So pretty!! I am saving this one to take to our family gathering on Christmas Eve. Your photos are great.

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  4. The nuts are your photos are beautiful! I will remember your tip about the salt...I will be making these later this week so appreciate your thoughts.

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  5. Your pictures make me want to make these. I always enjoy your site. You are a very talented photographer and I'm sure a cook as well. B:)

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  6. Ooh! I love the idea of serving them in the little paper cups. Great idea!

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  7. mmmm your nuts look divine! And you really spaced them out well on the cookie sheet. I must say I was a little more slap dash then that!

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