These very sweet little mouse friends are from the book The Magic of Christmas to Cross Stitch by Veronique Enginger. I loved the toadstool in this--unusual for a Christmas design--and just happened to stumble upon a toadstool ornament at Hobby Lobby to compliment it!
On Monday I shared my mom's recipe for spiced nuts, which has very Christmas-y flavors, and today I'm sharing another spiced nuts recipe, but this one has some heat. Mr. Wonderful loves it.
Spicy Buttered Nuts
3 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 c. EACH whole pecans, whole cashews, whole almonds
Melt butter in large saucepan; add nuts and stir to coat. Mix spices and add to nuts; stir to coat well. Spread nuts on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 300 for about 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Tomorrow is the final day of my Christmas Open House. You'll want to see my last project!