How NOT to Sell Your House, Tip #1: Do not, I repeat, NOT cook anything containing Indian spices if you are trying to sell your house. The smell (which is wonderfully intoxicating while you’re actually cooking and eating) will linger for a week, possibly longer. You may like it, but trust me when I tell you that it is off-putting to potential buyers. And it kinda just plain STINKS after 3-4 days.

Here’s what I was making when I made this discovery:

Curried Cashews

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons curry powder, 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 6 cups unsalted cashews

Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 250°F. Whisk liquid and seasoning in a large bowl. Add nuts; toss to coat (if you use salted nuts, omit added salt). Divide among 2 large rimmed baking sheets; spread in an even layer

Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, until dry, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.