It’s National Pecan Day. Yahoo!
I don’t want to make the other nuts jealous, but I’m going to say it anyway. Pecans are my favorite. Coming from a Texan, I’m sure the other nuts won’t mind. Oregon has their hazelnuts, California has walnuts. We Texans love our pecans. The squirrels like them too.
I will not be making a pecan pie, but if you are looking for (another) good recipe, my friend Jen made this one the other day and everyone loved it.
If you like the flavor of pecan pie but would rather make bars, these were fabulous.
And finally, if a regular cookie is what you’re after, I recommend Pecan Sables from Gourmet. They taste like Keebler Pecan Sandies, only better.
And one final word. Always toast your pecans. It’s amazing how many people, children especially, believe they don’t like nuts until they try them toasted.