1 pound pecan halves
2 ounces bourbon, reduced by ½ to 3 tablespoons
½ cup sugar
½ tsp Angostura Bitters (in the drink mixes aisle in grocery)
1 tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 tbls vegetable oil
¼ tsp cayenne
¼ tsp chili powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
In a large pan with boiling water, blanc pecans for one minute, remove from heat and drain.
In a small bowl, combine reduces bourbon, sugar, Angostura bitters, Worcestshire sauce and oil.
In a large bowl, place the still hot nut and toss with bourbon mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread nuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for approximately 30-50 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. When the nuts are crisp and lightly brown, and the liquid has evaporated, remove from the over and place in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine cayenne, chili powder, salt, pepper and cumin. Sprinkle over the nuts while still hot. Spread on a sheet pan to cool in a single layer. Store in and airtight container.
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Release Date: Nov 13, 2014
With their hearts in harmony, tying the knot should be a piece of wedding cake for Pippa Sanders and Clay Mathers.
But Fate’s a nasty mistress. One week before their special day, Pippa narrowly escapes when fire erupts in the ballroom they’d reserved for the ceremony. They’ll have to use every resource at their fingertips to implement Plan B. In this case, B stands for the barn at the Sleepy T Christmas Tree Farm.
Hobbled by a sprained ankle, Pippa is unable to help with the preparations. In spite of the grime accumulated over twenty years, Clay is determined. He promises Pip he’ll transform the barn into an idyllic location for a winter wedding. Plus, he’ll make time to throw in a special surprise.
What Clay doesn’t factor into his plan is the snowstorm bearing down on them. With predictions of up to two feet of snow, will Mother Nature prove too much of an obstacle to overcome?