No matter what I do or where I go during the holidays, it seems like nuts are an integral part of the celebration. From simple salted pecans on my sweet potato casserole to ranch roasted nuts snack mix and even sweet and sweet cinnamon sugar cashews, I love using nuts in my holiday recipes. Oh, and they make a great hostess gift option, too. Especially when they come in beautiful seasonal packaging.
If you’ve been to Walmart lately, you may have seen the aisles crammed full of holiday displays. I say crammed because on my last trip, I could barely walk down the large center aisle without literally falling into the large displays of baking products, holiday candy, Christmas ornaments, and snacks! Truth be told, between carts being slammed into me by crazy cart drivers and me falling into displays, the entire trip was a bit traumatizing for little old me, so after I was done shopping, I went straight home and made myself a cold and creamy peppermint cocoa almond milkshake to wash away my crazy, busy, holiday shopping woes.