I don’t know about y’all, but around here, the fall is a time for gatherings. Potlucks, meetings, get togethers, there’s always something going on. At many of these events, folks are asked to bring a little something to snack on. Gone are the days of everyone bringing a casserole or entrée. Now, you’re more likely to go to a party where there’s good wine paired with delicious nibbles, so that the focus can be on fellowship rather than food.
Coming up with a yummy snack to take to a gathering can be just as difficult as making a full meal at times. Here’s a hint, though. Delicious snacks don’t have to be complicated! In fact, they shouldn’t be. The foundation of a snack that rocks is simple, quality ingredients. If you focus on that, you can be sure that more folks at the party will enjoy your culinary contribution. Oh, and then, if you can, bring whatever you make to the host in a mason jar. Mason jars make everything more special!
Want to try your hand at making a crowd pleasing snack to take to your upcoming fall shindigs? Well, not only am I going to share a simple recipe, I’m also going to give you a major time saving hint. Instead of going to the grocery store for your ingredients, you can run into your local CVS/pharmacy. With the Gold Emblem Abound products at CVS, you can miss the crowds and the lines as you stock up on better for your snacks like the Raw Natural Almonds, without any sort of artificial preservatives or flavors. Between the time you save by shopping at CVS/pharmacy, and this quick and easy recipe for Spiced Nuts, you’ll never balk at having to bring snacks to a party again!
Spiced Almonds With CVS Gold Emblem Abound Raw Almonds
(this recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart Living – September 2014 issue)
-2 cups CVS Gold Emblem Abound Raw Almonds
-2 tablespoons light brown sugar
-1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
-1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper (yes! a lot!)
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
-Mix all ingredients except almonds in a bowl.
-Stir in the almonds, being sure to coat them all with the mixture.
-Pour almonds on a rimmed baking sheet.
-Bake for 20 minutes (or until toasted).
-Stir, add a bit more salt, and cool off.
I love the Gold Emblem Abound products, so I wanted to share them with you. I am not being compensated for this post at all. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.