The Recipes

Spiced Nuts

This would be perfect as an appetizer at a party, or just to snack on throughout the week.  Never again will you spend way too much money for those little plastic packages you find at festivals and farmers' markets.

Spiced Nuts


- 4 T. of butter
- 2 c. of any combination of nuts
- 1 T. cinnamon
- 1 T. cayenne pepper
- 1 T. cumin
- 1/3 c. brown sugar

Add the nuts to a dry skillet.  Let them toast over medium heat for 3-4 minutes; just until they become fragrant.  Toss them occasionally to ensure they toast evenly.  Remove the nuts and set aside.

Melt the butter in a large skillet.  Once it is melted, add in the spices and let them toast for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the brown sugar and a tablespoon or two of water.  Stir to combine.  Add in the nuts and toss to coat.  Pour the nuts onto a cookie sheet and let them dry for 1 hour before transferring to a storage container.