I have inherited my grandparents' old nutcracker and pick set. My siblings and I have fond memories of making quite a mess with shells and nut pieces at Christmas when we were children. As an homage to my recently departed grandmother, I'd like to surprise them on Christmas Eve with our favorite retro snack.
My question is this...do you roast the nuts in the shell before serving? Is it worth it trying to season the shells? I have whole pecans, almonds and brazil nuts.