Crazy Nuts in the Nutty Blogging World
Blogging is a strange and wonderful thing. You start blogging not knowing what to expect. In the beginning, the photos are fuzzy, the posts are random, and you are just aching for just one reader other than yourself or significant other.
Then hours upon hours are spent surfing the other blogs out in the great, big blogworld. Gradually you find 10, 20, 30 and even 100s of other blogs writing about topics similar to yours. Too many hours are spent devouring the recipes, stories, movie reviews, and gossip posted on the World Wide Web. You are hooked and can't get enough.
Your posts flow so freely that you are blogging every other day. New readers are reading. And then it happens. You get your first comment and, it is not from your best friend or a family member. The reader likes your photos or has had a similar experience as you. You have connected.
Blogging is about sharing. You learned in kindergarten that it is nice to share. When you share with others they will want to share with you. How about sharing some Crazy Nuts with a co-worker, neighbor, or teacher? I'll share the recipe with you and, you share the Crazy Nuts with someone else.
Let the sharing begin.
makes 2 pounds of nuts
1 pound of whole, raw walnuts
1 pound of whole, raw almonds
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon garam masala
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried chipolte or cayenne pepper
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place nuts on a large rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter and add seasonings. Stir to combine. Drizzle butter mixture over nuts and toss to coat.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. The nuts should be browned but not burned when done.
Remove nuts from oven and cool. Stir in cranberries. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy for up to one week.