Bourbon Praline Pecans (Where Women Cook Giveaway)

Bourbon Praline Pecans Candy Recipe - Andrea Meyers

If you asked me to choose my favorite pecan dessert, I would have a really difficult time because I love pecan pie, but these praline pecanss would be in the running. Crunchy pralines may technically be more authentic New Orleans style, but I can’t resist the creamy version. I use real cream—no evaporated milk—because I… 

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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whole Wheat Crust - Andrea Meyers

We did it. I can’t believe it’s true, but we planted two pecan trees in our yard. We spotted them at Lowe’s in late September and selected a Sumner Pecan and a Stuart Pecan. We are slightly north of the growing zone for the Sumner, but our area has mild winters so it should do… 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We truly enjoy strawberry season, and every time I start cleaning another batch of berries the boys are at my elbow begging for some of the juicy red fruits. I have to watch Monkey Boy and Top Gun because they will sneak the berries off to a hidden corner and get the sticky juice all… 

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The Daring Bakers Make Cheesecake: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake

Andrea Meyers - Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake

[NOTE: I made this dessert as part of a Daring Bakers challenge. This means it was an experiment that I most likely only made once, maybe twice, before posting here. Because the recipe has not been thoroughly tested, I cannot guarantee the results.] The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She… 

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Bourbon Balls – 12 Days of Cookies

Bourbon Balls Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 10 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I have to say that I almost didn’t make these bourbon balls because they seemed more like a confection than a cookie to me, except for the fact that they start with a whole bag of Oreos. Yes, crushed chocolate Oreos make the base… 

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Cloudt’s Pecan Treats – 12 Days of Cookies

Cloudt's Pecan Treats Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 7 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and the cookie of the day is pecan treats from Cloudt’s in Atlanta. Pecan bars are a Southern delicacy, kind of like eating pecan pie on a shortbread crust, and these are absolutely to die for. Michael kept mumbling “wow” with a mouthful of pecan… 

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Fig Cookies – 12 Days of Cookies

Fig Cookies Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I chose to make fig shortbread cookies from 1964. They don’t look like much, but I think they have a perfect shortbread texture, slightly dry and crumbly, and they have pecans, one of my favorite nuts. The figs are ground up in the food… 

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Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Bourbon and Pecans

Andrea Meyers - Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

Mardi Gras king cakes make a festive centerpiece for any Mardi Gras celebration. The traditional cake is made from a soft yeast dough that is risen, rolled, and often filled with cream cheese, fruit, or a pecan praline mixture. Many people have fun celebrating Mardi Gras, even if they don’t go to New Orleans, but… 

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