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,…

Pecan Upside Down Cake

Welcome to the next installment of baking recipes with pecans!  I’m not even half way through my bags of pecans that was given to me by my mother.  Sometimes I think about baking and selling pecan pies (one thing I will claim to master), but my performance anxiety kicks in and the pecans sit patiently…

Bermuda Rum Candied Pecans

It’s my last week in the office before the holiday (we’ll for most folks in the office), and little bags of treats have been appearing on my desk daily.  I suddenly felt behind on my office gift giving and began to search my cupboard for options.  Pecans!  I have lots and lots of pecans and…

Blondies with Candies and Nuts

Guess what I found in my cupboard? A bag of m&m’s in a ziploc bag? I can’t escape them! I also found half a bag of peanut butter chips and pecans. Time to put my thinking cap back on…..Blondies! I will make blondies with all three. I used my blondie base from the peanut butter…

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

  You guys, I’ve finally found love again. I didn’t think it would happen this soon, but I was secretly hoping. His name is Charlie. We’ve only been together a week, but I can tell that it’s going to be forever, or at least a very long time. He’s nothing like the last guy I…

Pretzel Turtles with Bourbon Caramel

I made these originally last Christmas for the office and loved them. I wanted to make them again thisfor my parents who’ve never tried them, but do a little something different. I had a bottle of bourbon in my cupboard (this year’s new “it drink”) and decided to add a little to my caramels. Oh…

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…

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I was excited about this coffee cake. I’ve never made one before (I’m constantly amazing myself with the types of things I’ve never made and I call myself a baker). I didn’t have any milk in the house, but I did have buttermilk, so I used that instead. The recipe was a cinch to put…