Just Around the Corner!
Just one more day to get some gifts together and if you don't have the time you might consider giving New Year gifts!
Here are two more gift ideas from Gourmet Live. Both would be appropriate for New Year gifts. The brightened spirits will need to be started soon if you want them ready to give for New Years.
Nuts with a Kick: Spiced nuts are perfect for nibbling on between meals, and the right combination of spices gives them a seasonal twist.
Here’s How: Toss plain unsalted nuts (one kind or a combination) with sugar, a pinch of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little water (just enough to make the dry spices stick to the nuts). Spread the mixture out on a parchment paper-lined, rimmed sheet pan and toast in a 350°F oven until golden and aromatic, about 7 to 9 minutes. Use any baking spices you like—pumpkin pie spice is wonderful with pecans or hazelnuts, and cayenne pepper adds a kick to any nut mix. When the nuts have cooled completely, put them in a jar with a tight-fitting lid or a pretty, parchment paper-lined box.
Have a very Merry Christmas, I hope to see you back here on Monday!