anyway, i was in beantown visiting the brother, his girl, and our friend from undergrad that was tourist-ing in boston (jess). you'll see the visited kitchen above. very cute. d & t have a knack for kitchens.
on the saturday that jess and i were there, d & t decided to throw a simple potluck party. some good community eats and drinks, but even as guests, jess and i were expected to contribute (not that we minded - heeeelloooo!). jess whipped up a spinach and artichoke dip in a bread bowl, pretty tasty too. d made some extra spicy hummus (just the way i like it), and t created a batch of brownies for the occasion - in addition to her tomato-basil-mozzarella skewers (with HOMEMADE mozzarella!). excellent spread overall.
i contributed candied nuts.
yes, nuts. there were plenty of jokes that weekend - so don't you start too.
i got the recipe from a fellow food blogger, passed to me from a co-worker. granted, mine didn't turn out as pretty as his, but they were quite delicious. we were eating them hours before the party and into the next day. below i chronicled my nutting in photos for you all - enjoy.
you'll need coarse salt, sugar, cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and water. pretty simple, pretty basic.