Barbecued Pecans

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I’ve been looking at this recipe for a year or two trying to imagine what barbecued pecans would taste like.   The price of pecans really had more to do with me not trying it.  What if I hated them and wasted all those pecans?  I made them.  They are addictive!

Now, they are not spicy but they are very flavorful.  If you want them spicier, just add more hot sauce or vice versa.

They would make great gifts!

Barbecued Pecans

Barbecued Pecans

2 tbsps butter, melted
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp hot sauce (use more or less depending on how hot you want them)
4 cups pecans halves
salt to taste

Combine butter, Worcestershire, ketchup and hot pepper sauce and pour over pecans. Stir gently until pecans are coated.

Spread on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.

Bake at 300º for 30 minutes, stirring at regular intervals to prevent any burning.

After baking, immediately spread on paper towels to cool; sprinkle generously with salt while still hot so the salt will stick.

Cool and store in an airtight container.

Makes 4 cups

Happy Cooking!

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Tuesdays with Dorie and Sugared Pecans

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Well, I decided that since there wasn’t anyone here to share these cookies with that I would skip TWD this week.  They look delicious and I KNOW I would eat them all myself, LOL!  Everything will be back to normal next week.

So, in lieu of a link to a TWD recipe, I will post a link to the Sugared Pecans I DID make yesterday.  I’ve seen this recipe in different places and decided to make them as a try out for Christmas and hostess gifts.  They are delicious and would fit the bill for any food gift giving.   The recipe is on Recipezaar and they are super easy to make.  I did make them a little different than the directions stated and you can read how I did it in my review on the recipe (screen name Lvs2Cook).

Hot and Spicy Peanuts

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I love peanuts (or any nuts, really) and this is an easy recipe to change them up a bit. They are easy to make and would be great for a party or for gift giving. Just make sure that you drain them well or they will be greasy. They are quite spicy so watch out!

Hot and Spicy Peanuts

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups unsalted peanuts
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, use more if you like

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in the peanuts, chili powder, and red pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until peanuts are warm. Drain well on paper towels. Sprinkle garlic salt over peanuts and toss to combine. Cool completely.

May be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature.

Makes 2 cups.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

Peanuts on paper towel on a cookie sheet

Peanuts on paper towel on a cookie sheet

Happy Cooking!

Walt Disney World’s Glazed Almonds

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Have you ever been to WDW and gotten those super yummy almonds from the stands around the parks? They are my favorite snack to buy when we visit WDW. I found this recipe on a WDW website and it tastes almost like the real thing. At least it keeps me going until the next visit.

Walt Disney World’s Glazed Almonds

1/3 cup butter
2 egg whites
salt
1 cup sugar
1 (16 ounce) package almonds
4 teaspoons cinnamon

Place butter on 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan and heat in 325F oven until butter melts, about 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat egg whites with dash of salt until frothy, then gradually add sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Gently fold in almonds and cinnamon.

Pour almond mixture into jellyroll pan and stir, coating with butter.

Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until almonds are crisp, about 40 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 4

Happy Cooking!

Easy Baby Blue Salad

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This is an easier version of baby blue salad. The pecans are delish on their own and would work great on other salads or as a snack. Feel free to use more or less balsamic vinaigrette ~ I happen to think a little goes a long way so I use less. I think I found this recipe in an old issue of Southern Living.

Baby Blue Salad

Easy Baby Blue Salad

1 1/2 cups pecan halves

2 tbsps sugar

1 tbsp creole seasoning

2 packages mixed salad greens

1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

1 pint strawberries, quartered

1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette

1 (4 ounce) pkg crumbled blue cheese

Place pecans on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Coat pecan with cooking spray. Combine Creole seasoning and sugar and sprinkle over pecans, tossing gently. Bake at 350º for 15 mintues or until pecans are golden brown, stirring once, Cool thoroughly.

Gently toss together greens, mandarin oranges, strawberries, balsamic vinaigrette, and top with crumbled blue cheese and pecans

Happy Cooking!