Bacon Roasted Macadamia Nuts :@
Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Nuts
"Indian Spiced and Roasted Nuts," via Donal Skehan -- "Roasted nuts have to be the most simple addition to a Christmas party spread. I have experimented with different spices and flavors and these Indian spices are really an interesting addition." Recipe is at the click-through; in addition to the normal salt and oil, this has ginger, garam masala, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
Lemon Herb Cauliflower White Bean Dip 2 cups cauliflower 1 small/medium garlic clove 1 cup cannellini beans, rinsed + drained 2 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2-3 teaspoons lemon zest 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary salt + pepper, to taste toppings: 1 teaspoon olive oil, toasted pepitas, salt, pepper, fresh herbs