Archives: pecans

Everyday Granola

February 28, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Recipes, Snack.

If you’re a granola lover like I am then you know that it can be a spendy item to buy on a regular basis. That’s the beauty of making your own granola…it’s super easy to whip up a batch of it and you get a lot more granola for a lot less money.   This recipe is a great one to play • Read More »

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Applesauce Spice Muffins

September 30, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Applesauce Spice Muffins | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Muffins, Recipes, Snack.

These moist, spice-flavored muffins are a cinch to whip up and make a nice breakfast treat or after-school snack. I love the muffin’s light nutmeg flavor and simple, old-fashioned goodness. Yumm! I didn’t have fresh nutmeg so I used regular ol’ jarred ground nutmeg. Enjoy! Applesauce Spice Muffins -recipe from Gourmet Magazine, November 2003 Yield: Makes 12 muffins • Read More »

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John’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

March 5, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes.

Chewy and delicious, these gussied-up chocolate chip cookies have a few bonus ingredients thrown in for kicks (oats, coconut, raisins and/or pecans). You can have fun changing up the add-ins each time you make them. Add more chocolate chips if you don’t like raisins or pecans. Anyway, you get the picture…just make ’em how you like • Read More »

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Pistachio & Cranberry Russian Tea Cakes

December 21, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

If you’ve never made Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes or Snowball Cookies), you’ve probably eaten them at some point in your life. They’re extremely easy to make, very tasty and a great addition to any holiday cookie platter.   Although the recipe calls for 1 cup of pecans, I decided to try 1/2 • Read More »

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Coconut Blondies

January 29, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Coconut Blondies | Filed in: Baking, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes.

Everyone needs a dessert recipe they can turn to that is quick and delicious. This recipe for moist and chewy Coconut Blondies is one of those. I think they’re really good exactly as written, but extra good with 3/4 cup of chocolate chips added to the dough. The recipe calls for toasted pecans but I don’t bother with that; I just use • Read More »

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Fun Food Facts about NUTS…

November 25, 2008 | By andrea | Comments Off on Fun Food Facts about NUTS… | Filed in: Fun Food Facts.

Pecans are the only food that astronauts do not have to treat and dehydrate when flying in space. Almonds are members of the peach family. The peanut is a vegetable and a member of the pea family. – from The Ultimate Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society

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