Cowboy Cookies

For when regular chocolate chip cookies just won’t cut it… Cowboy cookies elevate chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level with the inclusion of coconut, oats, and pecans.  Every time I bake these cookies I’m at war with myself as to whether this is cookie overkill.  I mean there is, absolutely, nothing wrong with…

Banana Nut Muffins

This week I wanted to share my favorite banana muffin recipe with you.  It is adapted from the Bread Bible.  It seems like not too long ago I was posting my banana bread recipe, but with this summer’s heat my bananas have been ripening quickly, before I can keep up with them.  A dilemma that…

Decadent Fudge

I felt like I could not allow this holiday season to end without one final attempt at successful fudge.  So here you have it, my decadent fudge – decadent due to the heavy cream, cognac, raspberry extract, and pecans that make this particular fudge exceedingly special. For the record, this fudge turned out perfect –…

Grandma Al’s Chocolate Cake

I have no idea where my Grandmother, Alberta, found this chocolate cake recipe, but it makes the moistest, lightest, chocolaty-est chocolate cake I have ever had the good fortune of eating.  From personal experience I have found that most chocolate cakes have a tendency to turn out dense and dry.  I have never had those…

A. L. Graham’s

A salted butterscotch oatmeal cookie that I created for a dear friend’s bridal shower. Into its creation went a splash of bourbon and a sprinkle of pecans to harken back to Ashley’s southern roots, oatmeal since medical school has injected (pun intended) Ashley with the importance of good nutrition, and plenty of sugar and butter…

Beurre Noisette Pecan Cereal Treats

I sent my sister off with a box of these to fuel her marching this weekend – a little bit of protein, no gluten (she has a slight sensitivity to it), and a whole lot of sugar.  A spin off of the classic Rice Krispies Treats recipe, I decided to brown the butter to deepen the…

Maple Pecan Tarts

A certain someone request a Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving this year.  In my experience Pecan Pies were these gooey sweet monstrosities that lurked on the edges of the Thanksgiving dessert buffet satisfying the sickeningly sweet desires of a select few nostalgic Southerners.  It has occurred to me in the past that if I actually came…