It’s the most wonderful time of the year again (unless you’re a grumpy Grinch) and I think these sweet & spicy pecans make a great gift. Think hostess, teacher, neighbor, anyone who deserves a thoughtful little something. They make a lovely and addictive snack on their own and they do wonders for a winter salad. Spinach, pears, blue cheese and these guys tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette is my idea of salad heaven. Those glazed pecans you can buy at the market don’t come close to competing with these babies. They’re so good that after receiving them in a basket I made for him and his girlfriend, my nephew actually called me on the phone to get the recipe. If you have ever had a twenty-something nephew you may appreciate how huge that is. Oh, and don’t worry whether or not the recipient likes nuts. These make a great re-gift to a Grinch.