Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. just kidding its only the first of November, but there is already Christmas music on the radio and every store is decked out!  Its still 80 degrees here in Texas so it makes it hard to think of Santa right now not to mention that Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened!!!  I  don’t know about you, but it kinda pisses me off that we just skip over Thanksgiving, grrr.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday-the food, the friends, the family and the lack of gift shopping.  Its just such a relaxed holiday and I just love it! I guess I should get started on  my menu:)

Ok off my soap box…. since it is the beginning of the holiday season we are all crazy busy and there seems to be a party or get together every other night and everyone says to bring something- “Just bring something small”.  What are you supposed to bring??? Well, stock up on mid priced wine to take and make a huge batch of these Rosemary Nuts to bring with you.  Your hosts will LOVE it!  These would also make a great neighborhood friends gift.  Just put them in a mason jar and tie a bow around the top and viola you have a yummy, quick, homemade gift.

It takes about 15 minutes from start to finish to make these amazing little nuggets! I hope you enjoy! And remember to take a breath and enjoy the next month-it goes fast and the holidays are the best time of year!

Rosemary Nuts

Smoky and Sweet these are so wonderful with a glass of Champagne or a cold beer 


  • 2 1/4 cup (18oz) mixed unsalted nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. In a large bowl, combine rosemary, cayenne pepper, sugar, salt, butter and nuts. Mix well. 

  3. Spread nuts onto a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in oven until golden brown, about 10  minutes.