Pecan Pie Bar

I thought it was time to revisit pecan pie bars.  I first made pecan pie bars about 3 years ago, with lackluster results. I wanted to try the recipe again, but I never seemed to get around to it, or it was around pecan pie season and everyone wanted a pie and not bars.  Also,…

Bourbon Pecan Pie

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a requested dessert. Most of the time I bake things as experiments, testing them out on friends and coworkers, but this is different. Every Thanksgiving, my office requests that I make pecan pie for our potluck, friends and family ask me to make one for…

Cashew, Chocolate and Maple Pie

  I had a pretty big jar of cashews that I wasn’t eating fast enough, and I wanted to do something with them. My first instinct was to dip them in chocolate, but I remembered that I wanted to try this recipe. I discovered it around the holidays while I was making pecan pie. I…

Pecan Pie Bars

This recipe was an experiment of “what if?”  I was in the mood to make a nut bar, but I had trouble finding a recipe that had all of the elements I was looking for. I really wanted something that was nice and thick, with the taste of a pie, but in bar form, with…

Pecan Pie

I was the only one in my family who never made a pecan pie.  It was always dad’s specialty.  He would make the filling and my mother would make the pie crust.  (By the way, my  mother is a master pie crust maker and I hope to one day come close to being half as good.)    I…