I am a stranger to my kitchen - about the only thing i currently use it for is to heat water in the microwave to make tea. I have decided i should learn a few simple things and this is the first one that comes to mind. I recently had a salad at a restaurant with toasted nuts on it - there was nothing special about the salad but the toasted nuts made it divine! How does one toast the nuts? Can i just throw them on a cookie sheet and stick them in the oven? While i'm at it, i love spicy nuts too, does anyone have a quick and dirty recipe for any sort of spiced toasted nuts? Thanks!