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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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  1. 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

      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

        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

          THX! Love that rosemary....

          Link: http://www.bistrodraw.com

        2. re: galleygirl

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

        3. 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!)