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Pecan Pie

A few quick words on pecans. Pecans are delicious. I adore them.

Most pies are yummy. (Maybe not minced meat or even pumpkin for me, actually.) Sweet and savory pies. I still have a memory on my tongue of a spaghetti pie my mom used to make when I was a kid. Yum.

Pecan pie is one of my favorites. (Right behind coconut cream pie!) Usually I only eat pecan pie once or twice a year, though. It’s a holiday pie for me.  And for years I have made it the same way.

I modified my regular recipe a little this time around with mixed results. As much as I love pecans I think this pie had a few too many of them. I enjoy the glop as much as the nuts in this pie and with this many nuts there wasn’t enough glop. But that’s an easy fix. . just back off on the pecans a bit.

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Brown Sugar Spice Cookies

I mentioned yesterday that lots of cookies were baked in our kitchen recently. This is one of the other cookies Tim and I spent our day baking and decorating. They are fantastic. A delight with or without icing. We used the same icing as we used on the sugar cookies.

I know some people are big fans of gingerbread. (Dad) These are not exactly gingerbread cookies. Just nice spice cookies. But festive and tasting of the holidays, none the less.  (And by “tasting of the holidays” I do not mean pine trees. Not delicious I assume. I promise not to try it, Tim.)

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Iced Christmas Sugar Cookies

Aren’t the holidays exhausting? So much to bake, cook, wrap, decorate, mail, buy, etc. .. ..and still try to find time to enjoy the holiday in your own way.

I bake a lot. (ya think?)  Sometimes I get so involved in holiday baking and candy making that I have way too much to even distribute to friends and family.  Sometimes I spend so long in the kitchen in a single day that my feet hurt as though I have been wearing high heels in a 5k. (Probably not a good idea, by the way.) Sometimes my jeans feel too tight cause I have eaten enough fudge to choke an elf.

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Pumpkin Biscuits with Orange Honey Butter

It’s almost Thanksgiving! Can you believe this year is almost over? And can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? Yikes. . .it’s enough to make me want a warm pumpkin biscuit slathered in orange honey butter.

These are part of Thanksgiving dinner in my world this year. They are soft and delicate and the butter is delicious. It’s been a few years since pumpkin biscuits were on the holiday menu so this year I thought it was time to revisit them.

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