Maple & Spice Glazed Nuts

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Every year my parents throw a huge holiday party. Come December, 50 people descend upon my familial home to enjoy fantastic food, drinks and the guaranteed impromptu jam session. My mom, heaven love her, is a total control freak about the food and likes to make most of it herself. To see her in the kitchen is like watching Giada De Laurentis on fast forward.

Flip the potato latkes, stir the ratatouille, check the frittata, knead the cookie dough. It is complete insanity and I love it!

She also makes these incredible maple and spice glazed nuts that she spreads all over the house. Here’s the recipe. Your holiday gatherings will never be the same once you introduce these to the party. Enjoy.

Maple & Spice Glazed Nuts

3 tablespoons real organic maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add a bit more if you like things spicy!)

1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)

2 cups nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts and cashews work best)

1 pinch of salt

Toss all ingredients together and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to cool fully for the syrup to harden. Spread around the house so you are always within arms reach of this scrumptious treat :)

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