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Sometimes you just need a quick bite, and if you’ve ever been to Union Square Cafe, you know these rosemary nuts hit the spot.  They are also the perfect hostess gift, the you’ve-got-five-minutes-to-make-a-snack-for-guests, or just plain and simple you want something delicious and healthy.

In a 350 degree oven, spread out:

1 bag of your favorite nuts (I tend to always use cashews–but it is great if you mix it up with many different nuts including hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, brazil nuts…nuts!).

Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine 2-3 Tablespoons roughly chopped fresh rosemary, 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 Tablespoons melted butter.

Throughly toss the warm nuts with the melted butter mixture. Serve warm if possible.


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Written by Tammi Shamblin

Shammy Tamblin, the dancing wonder, moved to NYC eight years ago and has loved it here ever since. Originally from CA, she lived with Mormons in the land of Utah while studying ballet at the University of Utah. She now lives in her favorite neighborhood in NYC, the East Village, in her very own studio apartment. She gets to make a living doing what she loves, teaching children the art of ballet. She loves to bake, dance like a dork, and dance on stage with ad hoc Ballet, discover new great restaurants and bars in NYC, and spend time with friends.