Day 12 of the 12 Days of Demon Island Contest

It’s the last day of the contest!!!! (and 6 Days Until Surviving Demon Island releases!!!)

And today I’m going to make you work for it, because today’s prize is an autographed copy of Surviving Demon Island!!!

It’s “Post a Holiday recipe” day!

Come on, it’s not that hard. Post your favorite holiday recipe and lets all share. It can be simple, but let’s share recipes for the holidays.

I’m fixing this for a Christmas yummy. Found it on Rachael Ray’s Holiday special and it looked so good:

Holiday Spiced Nuts

Recipe Courtesy Rachael Ray from The Food Network

This is a double batch. 3 cups to serve. 3 cups to gift-away if you like. Buy nuts from bulk bins in maket. They are better priced than nuts on baking aisle

2 cups walnut halves
1 cup peeled hazelnuts
1 cup whole unsalted cashews
1 cup whole pecan halves
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon ground anise
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg – eyeball it
1 cup smoked almonds (recommended – Diamond Smokehouse almonds)

Heat a large skillet and cook nuts (minus the almonds) over moderate heat 7 to 8 minutes until golden and well toasted – your nose will know when they are done. Transfer nuts to a plate and return pan to stove top. Add butter to the pan in small pieces. Melt butter and spice it with anise, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg. Let butter infuse a minute, then pour over nuts. Turn off heat. Add smoked almonds to the skillet and turn to combine evenly with butter.

Is that easy or what?

Okay, post any holiday recipe you want. Drinks, breads, appetiziers, main course, dessert. Anything you want to share. If you don’t ever cook, then cheat. Borrow from someone else or look it up online.

Don’t forget, there’s an autographed copy of Surviving Demon Island in it for the winner of today’s drawing. So it’s worth your time to enter today. :xmascheers: