Gifts from your kitchen not only save you from trips to the mall, but they are so appreciated because they represent your time, energy and creativity which, to me, are priceless. Plus, who doesn’t love delicious food?
I’ll begin my “Gifts from Your Kitchen” series with one of my favorite treats that I enjoy year-round: Roasted Rosemary Cashews.
I enjoy these cashews because they’re quite easy to make. In addition, you can enjoy them as a snack or as a side item with sandwiches, soups and salads.
I believe your family and friends will find them delicious, too!
- 1 pound roasted cashew halves
- 1 Tblsp. melted butter
- 2 Tblsp. minced fresh rosemary
- 2 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- Even though the cashews are roasted when you buy them, I spread them on a foil lined baking pan and roast them about 5 minutes more until they are lightly toasted and hot. It makes the rosemary butter distribute more evenly.
- While the cashews are roasting, combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring to mix well. Toss the hot cashews in the rosemary butter. Cool completely.
- Package decoratively in cellophane bags, jars or other festive containers for Christmas or other occasions.
- The Container Store and Michael’s have wonderful packaging ideas, as does Fancyflours.com.
Tell Me: What’s your favorite way to enjoy cashews?