Bourbon Spiced Pecans are a simple way to dress up nuts, and they make a nice snack this time of year.
Spiced nuts such as this also make a nice addition to a cheese or charcuterie plate.
Arrange the cheese on a background of black slate or a weathered cutting board. Arrange smaller wooden plates or decorative bowls on the boards to contain runny cheese and fill with crackers, olives and spiced nuts.
Lynda Balslev is the co-author of "Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture" (Gibbs Smith, 2014). Contact her at TasteFood, c/o Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the TasteFood blog at tastefoodblog.com.
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