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Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan's Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts

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When it comes to hosting a dinner party, a selection of pre-dinner snacks are a must. Greeting your guests with a selection of tasty snacks (think simple: olives, cheese, and nuts) along with a cocktail or glass of wine not only makes for a warm welcome but this mini cocktail hour gives you, the host, a bit of extra time to put the finishing touches on anything that needs finishing while your guests are busy chatting it up.

These Maple-Bacon Spiced Nuts from Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan's Good Food to Share are a great way to get any party started. A bowl of mixed nuts is one of the world's greatest accompaniments for drinks and adding warm spices like cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, and ginger makes them even more snack worthy.

And throwing bites of maple-glazed bacon into the mix? Well, let's just say that you might want to double, or even triple this recipe to be safe.

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Adapted from Good Food to Share by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan. Copyright © 2011. Published by Weldon Owen. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved

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