My Favorite Spiced Nuts Recipes

From chili spice to blue cheese, these are easy and delicious snacks.

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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

by on December 9, 2013 · 5 comments

Spiced Chickpeas

It took me a while to get roasted chickpeas right. My first attempt resulted in a texture that was both chewy and burnt at the same time, and I realized there was more to making them than just throwing them in the oven and stirring every 15 minutes. After testing a few different techniques and […]


Published on December 9, 2013
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Irresistible Spiced Walnuts and Cashews

by on November 22, 2013 · 3 comments

Spiced Walnuts

Of all the things I’ve read this week, the article about a large scale study citing the health benefits of nuts was my favorite. And peanuts were included, so legumes count, too! You can take this study for what it’s worth. For me, it was an interesting read and an excuse to finally try this […]


Published on November 22, 2013
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Baked Potato Chips

by on February 7, 2010 · 25 comments


I took a day off from baking sweets yesterday, so today’ I’m going to share something a little different. This is a recipe for one of our favorite side dishes –baked potato chips. These should probably be in the snack category, but I always serve them as an accompaniment to BLT’s and California Chardonnay. Classy, […]


Published on February 7, 2010
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Chile and Lime Corn Squares Mix

by on November 21, 2009 · 11 comments

chile lime corn squares mix

I couldn’t find any Corn Chex the other day and had to the store’s house brand “Corn Squares” which weren’t half bad. In fact, they were (are) quite good and I can’t stop eating them. Since I’m already addicted to the dry cereal, I figured I might as well take it a step …


Published on November 21, 2009
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Garlic Cashews

by on March 25, 2008 · 1 comment

This was in my inbox this morning. I thought it might be useful for those of you who buy cashews for the Oaxaca Bars and need to use up the leftovers. Garlic Cashews 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 pound salted cashews Melt butter in shallow baking pan. Add garlic salt and […]

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Published on March 25, 2008