April 12, 2016
When I was in college, I had the opportunity to spend some a week with my grandmother in her hometown, Pilot Grove, Missouri. Visiting a small town for the first time was definitely an experience. Everyone was so friendly and neighbors actually went outside and talked to each other. I got to see where she played outside IN the grain mill with her brother when she was a child. Life out there was slow-paced and no one was hurried or rushed anywhere. It was refreshing. During our trip, there was actually a tornado that destroyed nearby towns and knocked out all of the power to the city, meanwhile we were playing card games by candlelight, and cooked our dinner on a real gas stove. So that was exciting to say the least. We also went to “main street” where they had two banks, two antique shops, a community garden, a car repair shop, a telephone museum, and a cute little cafe where they made fruit and meringue pies fresh every day.
One of my gramma’s best friends had a HUGE pecan tree outside her house and practically begged us to take some of the nuts home with us because they crowded her yard. I swear, I’ve never had more tender, sweet, delicious pecans than what came off that tree. So much so that when my gramma goes back to visit every year, I place my order for several bags worth. And they freeze wonderfully too so when I pull them out of the freezer, it’s like eating them fresh off the tree.
My husband’s aunt made the best pecan pie I’ve ever had for Christmas last year and I could not wait to get home and make it for myself using my favorite pecans. It’s ooey gooey and oh so vanilla-y with the perfect crunch on top. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Recipe below these mouthwatering pictures 😉
I’ve been a fan of cooking ever since I was in middle school and a fan of eating since… uh forever. So I’ve decided to add this new section to my blog entitled, “In The Kitchen,” with recipes I love to make! I’ll try and do this about once a week so let me know what kind of food you’d like to see me share!
Golden Pecan Pie
1 refrigerated pie crust, softened, or pre-made frozen pie crust
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 t. flour
1 1/4 c. light corn syrup
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. pecan halves or pieces
2 T. butter, melted
Adapted from Pillsbury
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