Spiced Pecans and Even Spicier Personal Trainer For You (or that Special Someone)

Hi everyone. Boy, do you all have an exciting video to watch below but you MUST watch until the end which is the best part!

Some might think that the eye candy photo above of Kit Harris, personal trainer, is demeaning to men, and possibly even hypocritical of me since I wrote about oppressed women in last week’s post (O.K., what I’m really saying is that my husband rolled his eyes at this post. Jealous much?).

Well, men are not oppressed and most men don’t have a stigma attached to them when they don’t know how to cook. So, that’s my reason for having a very buff personal trainer on TBK. Besides, how else can I show you the goods that you too can get if you work with him?

It was very interesting to see how Karen, Kit’s wife, prepares her husband’s food so lovingly to help him stay healthy and to be prepared and organized to keep all the right foods in the house for him. Behind this strong man is a very committed, organized and nurturing lady.

Kit has made his career out of sports coaching at the Buckley School in NYC and as a personal trainer in NY and NJ. If you want to give your H.S. teen, yourself or your loved ones a very special gift, get them some sessions with Kit.

He can be reached at 917-325-4538 and provides sessions in your home, office or a park

Well, on to a spiced nut recipe that will blow your mind and allow you to make every party as special as a personal session with Kit.

Spiced Pecans:

6 TBS butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
6 cups shelled pecans

Spice mixture: (can make in advance and place in little bags to save time later)

1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lay out parchment paper on a large rimmed baking sheet.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add all the spices, brown sugar and the water and stir until the sugar dissolves, a couple of minutes.
Once the mixture becomes syrupy, add the pecans and stir until the pecans are coated with the delicious syrupy mixture.

Spread the nuts on the parchment paper lined baking tray in a single layer. Bake about 20 minutes or until the nuts are starting to turn brown. Keep checking to make sure they are not burning!! Let them cool completely on the counter and then break them apart and put in an airtight container. You can serve these plain or add them to a salad.


3 Responses

  1. I made these once–huge hit–and the second time I was out of pecans so I did almonds, cashews, and peanuts. HUGE hit! Thank you for adding this great snack to my repertoire! I am making a batch for my Thanksgiving hostess.

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