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homade gifts-thanks and question

Luther Dec 23, 2004 08:33 AM

Thank you to all who responded to my homemade gifts question a few days ago. I didn't have time to make many of the suggestions but am keeping them on file to make next year.

I did make the rosemary roasted mixed nuts, roasted with butter, cayenne pepper, salt, and dried rosemary... and they came out so good. I had to hide them from my husband while they cooled otherwise I wouldn't have had any to give away!

I put them in glass jars with airtight lids and wrapped a beautiful ribbon around the top. If anyone still needs to make gifts--this is the one, so easy and inexpensive!

My question is, how long should these nuts last? I want to be able to answer that question if people ask.

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    Funwithfood Dec 27, 2004 09:26 AM

    I made about 6 kinds of flavored nuts in October of 2003 (Rosemary-Pecan included). Because I stored them in the *freezer*, they were a tasty treat for Christmas (1 year and 2 months later--I'm not kidding!)

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      galleygirl Dec 23, 2004 10:06 AM

      Okay, I searched the thread, and couldn't find that recipe..Could you share, or link me to it? was it an earlier thread?

      Link: http://www.bistrodraw.com

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      1. re: galleygirl
        Luther Dec 23, 2004 10:15 AM

        Preheat oven to 350.

        Melt 3 tbsp. of butter with 1 tbsp. of rosemary, 1 1/2 tsp. of salt, and 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. Mix butter mixture with 3 cups of mixed nuts. Spead on a baking pan.

        Roast for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

        So easy!

        1. re: Luther
          d2u Dec 23, 2004 10:27 AM

          Here is a similar recipe and they say you can store for 3 months in an air tight container.

          Link: http://food4.epicurious.com/HyperNews...

          1. re: Luther
            galleygirl Dec 23, 2004 11:33 AM

            THX! Love that rosemary....

            Link: http://www.bistrodraw.com

          2. re: galleygirl
            Funwithfood Dec 27, 2004 09:23 AM

            I have been making this Epicurious recipe for about 10 years--you will find it on their site. (If not, let me know.)

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