Pecan Dream Cookies from Mrs. Kitching’s Smith Island Cookbook

I like to think I’m a big believer in fate.  Sometimes I believe that everything happens for a reason. Other times, when the “everythings” are not so good, I question what the reason could possibly be and then start pondering things again.  For the most part, the things in my life seem to have fallenRead more

Deep-Fried Glassy Pecans

If you read our blog about cake donuts you know we are in love with ChefSteps which is shown on PBS.  Their short gorgeous clips make cooking incredible food seem possible.  Cooking with scales rather than measuring cups…no problem (even if you are American, like me).  Sous Vide cooking…not a big deal.  Using dry ice…doesn’tRead more

Raspberry Chip-Pecan & Rosemary Cookie Bars

  Every now and then we like to sit down with a huge stack of cooking magazines and tear out our favorites so we can recycle the magazine and do a little de-cluttering of the bookshelves.  In a 2011 issue of Food and Wine, we came across a cookie bar recipe which we have tweakedRead more