December 14, 2009

spicin' it up.

every year h & his brother take care of their dad's stocking, filling it with his favorite candies, cordial cherries, mints, sausage, homemade beef jerky and homemade curried pecans. last year, i was a bad girl, and devoured handfuls of these before he packaged them. this year we bought 2 pounds. ( :

this is h's favorite recipe. he still pulls out his mom's cookbook, complete with notes in the margins about what to add, what to leave out, and what to try next time. these pecans make a great gift - just cook 'em up and divide into festive take-out containers like these cute pyramid ones from etsy.

sandy's curried pecans


  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 tsp worstershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 lb halved pecans


  1. heat oil over medium heat and add curry powder, seasoned salt, worstershire sauce, and hot sauce - mix well. 
  2. add pecans and stir - coating all. cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  3. line cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. spread out nut mixture until flat.
  4. bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees F. 
  5. let cool completely before removing from pan. 

what special treats do you make during the holidays?

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