Today I’m going to share with you the best, the very best Southern Pecan Pie recipe. However, I have a confession to make– I don’t actually make this pie. Mellow Man does. For some reason, I’m not terribly good with baking pies. They are a bit of a challenge for me. I do better with a graham cracker crust, and frozen or creamy pies. I’m not sure why. Mellow Man makes me at least one pecan pie every year, and we haven’t always stuck with the same recipe. However, after many taste tests, I know the recipe that I love best, so he sticks with that one. Now, this recipe turns out to be the perfect Southern pecan pie– the texture and taste are exactly what you are looking for. It’s ooey, and gooey, and so sweet. I promise that when you are done making it, you’ll agree that it’s the best Southern Pecan Pie recipe out there.
In our house, we eat a lot of gluten, but I know that’s not always the case. I remember the first time I even heard the word gluten– it was about 8 years ago. I met this lovely, delicate women at a party, and she wasn’t eating much because she told me that she had Celiac disease. She explained how sick eating glutens made her, and how difficult it was to find foods that were truly gluten free. Shortly after meeting her, I met two other women with Celiac Disease, and I saw how challenging it was for them to find good foods to eat. Times have changed, and so many products are gluten free now. Right now, many of your favorite General Mills cereals are now gluten free– like Honey Nut and Chocolate Cheerios (as well as Lucky Charms!), and you can pick them up at Publix (my favorite grocery store). Besides being gluten free, Cheerios are also an incredible versatile food for snacking and baking needs, and if you are looking for a gluten free equivalent for a graham cracker crust, try this Honey Nut Cheerio Crust and filling to making a completely Gluten Free Vanilla Cream Pie! Not only is it gluten free, it’s also No Bake!
Well move on over Valentine’s Day, it’s time to get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Yes, just one short month from today is that jolliest of Irish holidays, St. Patrick’s day. To help everyone get their Irish on, I’m going to share with you a recipe that is much like eating a frozen thin mint pie. It’s called Grasshopper Pie, and I’m sure that there are a number of variations of this recipe. The one I’m going to share with you today includes a bit of alcohol in the recipe that’s from Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao. I will try to include suggestions to make the non alcoholic version of the recipe in case the traditional Grasshopper pie ingredients need to be modified for your family.