Saturday, December 20, 2014

~Coated Nuts~ This recipe makes an excellent hostess gift!

I thought I would share with you a few pictures from my hometown of 

It is known as the Christmas City, USA.   Founded by the Moravians in 1741 it has become a very quaint and artsy community.   Rich in its Moravian History, they have embraced it as you will see with some of the photos here of the Central Moravian Church.   Moravian College is one of the oldest colleges in the USA founded in 1742.

The largest employer Bethlehem Steel shuttered its doors years ago and in its closing left huge empty industrial buildings.   Eye sores to some.   Due to the art and education influence

was founded and has created a wonderful art and education center on the grounds on the former Bethlehem Steel.   It is best known for its free 10 day music festival Musikfest
held each year in August.

Central Moravian Church on Main Street

Central Moravian Church and part of Moravian College on the right.
To the left of the Church is the Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continually running book shop in the world !

Horse and Buggy Rides during the holiday on Main Street

Main Street during the holiday season  

I guess you can tell, that I am proud of my hometown.  I am very fortunate, that even though I live in New Jersey,  I am only 30 minutes away from Bethlehem.

Okay now that I bored you to death with the brief history of Bethlehem, here is my recipe for today!

Coated Nuts

Beat one egg white with 1 tablespoon water until foamy. 
 Mix in 1 pound of pecans or walnuts in the egg white  mixture, completely coating the nuts (or 2 pounds of peanuts, or a combo)

  In another bowl combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  
 Combine nuts and sugar mixture.
  Spread on rimmed baking sheet and bake at 250 for 1 hour. 
 Stir every 15 minutes.  
 Cool in pan


  1. Thank you Cindy for visiting my blog and becoming a follower
    I have enjoyed my visit here and seeing all the beautiful buildings decorated for the holidays!
    We passed through Bethlehem during our summer vacation and thought it was a special place!
    Happy Christmas

    1. Hi Christine.............Thank you SO much for stopping by. Yes, Bethlehem is a special place steeped in history. :) Hopefully one day you will return and spend some time there. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Gorgeous holiday pics of Bethlehem and your Coated Nuts recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!


    1. Laura, let me know if you make the Coated nuts and what you think of them! :)