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When people talk of appetizers they usually relate them to parties and other social events. Appetizers are definitely used for such occasions but they could also be used every day. Everyone has had to search for a sweet taste and something that always flatters them. In our daily lives we sometimes get bored by looking at the same mundane food even if the food is good. Therefore there was need to come up with something to kick start our appetite and make us look forward for the next dish on the menu. Something little sweet and delicious will make one pant and however horrible the food after is our minds are set to enjoy. This last statement may be controversial but the idea is a little taste of something great will send a mental signal that one needs to fill his or her stomach regardless of which taste.
But instead of just dumping some mixed nuts in a bowl why not cook up a batch to surprise your holiday guests? Because pecans are often associated with sweet snacks and desserts these Cajun Style Pecans will be quite the surprise indeed! Choose the spices that you would normally associate with a good Cajun dish. You ll probably want ground onion and garlic of course and cayenne pepper chili powder oregano basil and thyme. Mix these together then add to some melted butter and pecans in your crockpot. Cover your crockpot and turn it to high for about 10 minutes then uncover and turn to low. Continue cooking on low uncovered for about 2 hours. Stir the contents a few times to keep the pecans coated and toasting evenly. After they re done cooking just cool the pecans by spreading them on a baking sheet rack or paper towels.
When you walk into a room full of people in anticipation of a dinner or a real estate open house a tray full of gourmet appetizers accomplishes two things. One they relax the mood and lessen the anxiety in a social situation when you re in a room filled with people you may not know well or not know them at all. Two they break the ice and make conversing with others easier. Naturally a beverage of some sort accompanies the gourmet appetizer in your hand commonly a glass of wine or a beer (depending on the appetizer) itself. With these two things in mind the atmosphere overall is relaxed and as a result the host or hostess is less anxious when guests appear relaxed and having a good time. An important difference should be pointed out when serving appetizers.