Happy Discovery Cooking: Pirate Rum-Vanilla Spiced Pecans
With a satisfying "pop" the rubber-stopped cap twists off and I add a few splashes onto the pecans. The pan sizzles and aromatic steam wafts around the kitchen. I put them into the oven, set the timer for 20 minutes, and wait.
Soon as the timer goes off, I open the oven door and dumbly bend down too-fast directly into the initial blast of oven heat. I pull back, pause then for a moment to let the heat wave pass, then I take them out. Setting them on the counter, I pull off the oven mit and take one carefully inbetween my fingers. I blow on it to cool it down a bit. Then plop it into my mouth.
Turns out that the vanilla-rum addition doesn't change the flavor. They are just as delicious. If this was a perfume, it would simply be another scent for your nose to enjoy.
I love this about cooking. The experimentation of it all. The happy discoveries.
So two questions:
- If there was a perfume that smelled like spiced pecans with rum & vanilla- would you wear it?
- Do you have anything great to make/eat this time of year?