The very best thing about this time of year are all of the holiday parties. I love dressing up, getting together with my friends, and enjoying a few libations. Also, I really, really love all of the nibbles. It’s my favorite food group. I could basically live off of appetizers. It really is the perfect food. What other food can you just get a bit of this and a bit of that? It’s just so perfect.
Ina seems to cook with a more Northeastern flair, while I tend to prefer my recipes with a little more flavor (Hello-I’m from Louisiana, hot sauce runs in my veins). I absolutely love to keep these on hand all throughout the holiday season for a random guest or when I just really want to treat myself with a little nibble with a glass of wine.
I adore the spicy-sweetness of these cashews. It is perfect with a large glass of pinot.