6 results for tag: pecans


I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

When I was growing up, my mother's go-to salad was a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with a blob of chunky blue cheese dressing. She and Daddy scarfed it up like it was candy. I turned my nose up. What was the appeal of this stinky, gooey cheese stuff? Of course, I swore that I would never eat blue cheese. And, once again I'm eating my words. I love blue cheese! I love blue cheese with so many things – on steaks, on salads, stuffed in mushrooms, melted over grilled vegetables, the options are endless. This week's recipes all feature blue cheese. You can choose your favorite variety. Personally, I like the stronger blues like gorgonzola. If you're ...

Feeding Pat Conroy

 When Vince and I were dating, he used to love to tell me all about Beaufort. One of Beaufort's claims to fame (that he repeated way more than once) was that The Great Santini had been filmed here. “You know, from Pat Conroy's book. He's Conrack. He's the guy who wrote The Lords of Discipline.” After we were married, screening our VHS copy of The Great Santini was one of our favorite things to do with guests who had never visited Beaufort before. We'd all watch the movie and then Vince and I would take everyone downtown and show them the sites they had just seen on our television. Pat Conroy was our local star and we were mighty proud of him!Al...

Chocolate-Covered Raisin & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Looking for a new twist on an old favorite? Traditional oatmeal cookies are transformed into delicious treats loaded with chocolate-covered raisins and chopped pecans. This easy recipe makes about 4½ dozen cookies that will last for a week or more when stored in an air-tight container.   Chocolate-Covered Raisin & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies 2½ sticks butter, at room temperature ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 3 cups oats (old fashioned or quick-cooking) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup chocolate-covered raisins (dark or milk chocolate) ...

Peach Crunch Cake

You'll love this easy dessert! It's the perfect sweet and yummy comfort food for a cold and rainy night! Peach Crunch Cake Buttery pecans top this peachy dessert - delicious served warm or cold. Only 380 calories per serving! 1 (29-ounce can sliced peaches in syrup 1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches in syrup 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix 1 cup chopped pecans 1 stick butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the peaches and syrup into the baking dish. (Cut up peaches, if necessary, to spread evenly). Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the top of the peaches; do not mix. Top with chopped ...

Baking with Aunt Debbi

As it turns out, my nephew has also inherited Mama's “love of cooking” gene! We recently spent an afternoon together baking cookies in my kitchen. Ray wanted to bake sugar cookies. I wanted chocolate chip. We compromised and baked them both! We made the dough for the sugar cookies first. While the dough was chilling in the refrigerator we made and baked the chocolate chip cookies. Ray hasn't learned to like pecans yet so we split the recipe and made half with pecans and half without. Dark Chocolate and Pecan Cookies Delicious with or without the pecans! 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) ...

Cranberries and Apples

Cranberries and Apples A special recipe that’s taken the place of traditional cranberry sauce at our Christmas table! 3½ cups fresh cranberries 3 large Granny Smith apples ¼ cup oats 1¼ cups light brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans Lighty grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.  Spread cranberries in bottom of dish.  Slice apples.  Do not peel.  Top cranberries with apple slices.  In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and flour. Sprinkle over fruit.  Toss pecans in melted butter.  Sprinkle evenly over fruit and topping.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes. ...