Let's face it......Pecans in their normal state are just "meh". Here's the good news. Tossing them in a small amount of olive oil in a pan will have you singing their praises. Grab a small amount of them or however much you'd like, throw them in a pan with the oil on low heat and stir consistently. In approximately five minutes you'll experience the most aromatic smell as they began to brown. Be careful because they can burn easily and you'll have to toss them out. I love putting them in my favorite ice cream and I'm even guilty of throwing them into a half pint of Butter Pecan Ice Cream because I love pecans!!!! I promise that once you've tried them this way you'll never want another pecan straight from the bag or it's shell wihout doing this.