Friday, November 18, 2011

My Mom's Chocolate Pecan Pie

I loved growing up in the south. Running barefoot on a cool spring day. Lazy summer days spent under big trees with friends talking about boys and drinking ice cold cokes. And the anticipation of all the yummy treats my Mom and Aunts would be making during the holiday season.

I am sure we all have our childhood favorites that only "Our Mom" could make. One of mine was my mom's chocolate pecan pie. And that the fact that my mom was a rich girl who married a poor boy and she couldn't boil water when they married makes it that much better. My dad was patient with her and I am sure ate a lot of things in the beginning that should have probably been thrown away...LOL.
She ended up (with a lot of practice) being a really wonderful cook. Our home was always the one where my friends wanted to eat. They all loved my mom and her cooking.
I lost my mom when I was 16, and our home and our neighborhood were never the same.

Love you Mom!!

Chocolate Pecan Pie


1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

3 eggs

2/3 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup margarine, melted

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup pecan halves

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2.Beat eggs, sugar, salt, margarine, and syrup with hand beater. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into pie shell.

3.Bake until set, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Stockings

I love Christmas Stockings. Just the thought of them hanging from their hooks over a fireplace makes me get warm fuzzies...LOL

My BFF Tammy of Pink Owl Designs  has some of the CUTEST this year. She is so stinking crafty and talented. And of course she has excellent taste in Friends wink, wink! And guess what, she is taking orders. Yep...that's right. You too can have some the cutest stockings in the world hanging in your house. Just click "HERE" to check them out.