There are some of our neighbors whose families live far away, and so they host a Friendsgiving. The host supplies the turkey, the attendees bring the sides. We weren’t going because we were having family over.  However, as I was preparing for my own family Thanksgiving, I saw a series of cryptic texts come across my phone. No words, just pictures. Photo instructions for the most delicious cashews that you have ever had. Very similar to the series you see below. The next thing I knew, W&M were knocking on my door to share some of their creation. I admit it. I had to restrain myself from eating all of them since I did have a rather large dinner of my own planned. I shared them with my family and we all agreed, the nuts were amazing. Super fast, super easy, super good.

How to be Neighborly: Share your nuts.

Sweet & Savory Cashews


I made one small change to swap out the cayenne pepper for the smoked paprika.  Both are equally good.  You decide what you like best.

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp hot smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp rosemary, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 c cashews (*)

Mix together paprika, salt, rosemary, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add the butter to the pan. Add the nuts and toss to coat. Add the nuts to the spice mixture and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet and let the nuts cool. Enjoy!

(*) You can use any nuts you like, pecans, walnuts, almonds. Anything will work. I keep my nuts in the freezer so they are always ready to use.


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