Pee-can, Pee-con, or Puh-con – It’s All Pie to Me

Merry Christmas to all… And to all……

Pecan pie! Of all the recipes we have tried throughout the years for pecan pie, this is my family’s favorite. It is easy, and it makes two pies, which makes it even better! In fact, it is requested in place of traditional birthday cake and gifts from one of the grandsons (you are welcome, David!). I hope you make it and enjoy it as much as our family does.

Feel free to make a homemade crust or use your favorite brand frozen pie crust (which works just fine)! I tend to use the deep dish pie crust when I use the frozen ones as it ensures no spillage of the filling in the oven. And unique to this recipe, it uses margarine instead of butter. My family also likes me to use chopped pecans instead of pecan halves which you normally find in pecan pies. They comment that it makes for easier cutting and eating. So get baking and enjoying! And don’t forget a great give-a-way is coming in January along with a new recipe! Happy baking!

Pecan Pie – makes two pies
5 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups light corn syrup
¾ cup margarine, melted and set aside to cool
½ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans (you can use pecan halves if you want)
2 pie crusts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and beat again. Add syrup, melted margarine, salt, and vanilla and beat until mixed well and smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour into unbaked pie shells and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until middle of pie is just set. Let cool before cutting.


let’s get cooking

I’m retiring!  Well, no time soon, but in a couple of years I will!  December 31, 2014 to be exact!  So, to celebrate, (yes, I am a little early in the celebration) I am “Cooking My Way to Retirement!” which is my favorite, or my most favorite next to quilting, and next to traveling with hubby, thing to do!

And if you are following my blog, which I never intended to do, (have a blog, that is) you will get to “taste” new recipes, of which I will be cooking and taking to work for “tasting parties” with co-workers, family, friends, and hopefully you! But, I will not only be cooking, we will be on an adventure of cooking, testing kitchen gadgets, and the best part, is tasting what we cook!

AND, there WILL be giveaways!  The first, of course, in January, when the “official” cooking begins!  You will not want to miss that one!  There’s a story behind that one!!! It involves being first in line at a new kitchen store opening!  It involves receiving great privileged treatment!  So I am “mum” on the item until then, but you will want it! And you will love the color if it! And you will find it useful!

So, in order not to ramble on and on and on, I will cease and desist, for the time being, anyway!  I am sure my 3 or so followers (haha! If I get that many!) will be looking to getting some dadgum good recipes, some great giveaways, and some chances to try out some kitchen gadgets and write a guest post as to their honest opinion as to how the gadget works!

So, I will see you the first week in January, if not before!  We may just have to kick the season off with a Christmas special recipe to heighten your senses and get your taste buds moving!  Not to mention your exercise program in gear for two years of either “keepers” or “tossers” in the recipe categories!  I can assure you that there most likely will not be many, if any, that you will want to throw away!

I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I will!  So, let’s get “cooking my way to retirement!”

Lovin the process!