pecans

Nutty Florentine Cookies (Gluten-Free) #FBLCookieExchange

I love this time of year. When I was a kid, I can remember being SO excited about Christmas break. I was a pretty nerdy kid and liked learning, so it wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want to go to school. I just was always super excited for Christmas. I love seeing people’s faces when […]

German Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m the go-to girl in the neighborhood when someone is having a birthday… but I hate making cake! Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but even though I have some favorite cake recipes (like this carrot cake) I usually prefer making cupcakes instead. This time around, my neighbor was turning 40 and his wife […]

Mini Pecan Pies

True story: I used to hate pecan pie. I’ve never been a fan of nuts in my baked goods. When I was very young, my mammy (grandmother on my dad’s side), made a berry pie and I told her that it was good, but she should leave the nuts out of it next time. Of […]

Summer Pasta Salad with Vegetables #CookoutWeek

It’s #CookoutWeek here on The PinterTest Kitchen. We’ve banded together with 50+ of our favorite bloggers to bring you yummy summer recipes (not to mention a cookout-theme giveaway), and today we wanted to get things started with a delicious pasta salad filled with fresh vegetables. First I would like to thank The French Farm for […]

Mini Chocolate Pecan and Walnut Tarts #Choctoberfest

Who doesn’t like chocolate and nuts together?  I think it is the combination of sweet and salty that we crave. Whenever I eat chips, I end up having a piece of chocolate to top it off. So for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar, I knew I wanted to make a recipe that combines these two tasty […]

Jack Daniels Sugared Pecans

My love affair with pecans is recent. Growing up, I hated nuts. Other than cashews, I never ate them, and I absolutely hated them in my baked goods. I still do, actually. Nuts do not belong in brownies. But I’ve grown up a bit and can admit that sugared pecans are downright delicious. My mother […]