Recipe Friday: Pecan Pie


Hi all!! With the holidays coming I figured I would post a classic recipe I am sure almost everyone loves: Pecan Pie!! I know I do and my husband is always waiting for this time of year just for that. A lot of people think it is difficult but to be honest it is one of the simplest pie recipes I know. Enjoy!!

Pecan Pie


  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, and cornstarch. Bring to a full boil, and remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in cooked syrup mixture. Stir in salt, vanilla, and pecans. Pour into pie shell.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until filling is set.

Merry Christmas…and the most important thing is…


Food!!! no just kidding…it’s family!!!

The best thing in the world is to be around family and friends. I am very fortunate to have my family around me to celebrate this time of year and whereas I love the gifts and food, I am very thankful to have them here with me. We tend to forget with all the good food and gifts we give that the most important thing in the world is our family. That family can be anyone…it can include your immediate family all the way to your neighbors. Family is a funny thing and can include so many different people and mean so many different things. Even all of you that read my blog each day (for which I am so grateful) can be considered part of my family. Just depends who you think is part of your family. I hope each of you have someone, at least to spend a little time with this year.  Just to have a cup of coffee or glass of eggnog with. You don’t have to exchange gifts…just someone to share your memories with.

As this day draws to a close, just remember how close we all are and that in the bigger sense of the word, we are all family. I hope each of you realize that even with all the great gifts and amazing food, it’s the memories and time you have with your family that is the most important. I hope everyone has a happy, safe, and enjoyable Christmas!!

Last Day…till Spring Break


Well today is the last official vacation day until Spring Break. Of course, with homeschooling my kids I have the opportunity to take them places for field trips that helps with being stuck sometimes….thank goodness!! But regardless this is officially the middle of the school year and  when I look back I see where my kids have come from and see a bright future for them. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had this year so far and for the years coming. I hope to have moments like this where I am actually eager to get back to school work with my kids and have them as eager as well. So here’s to the end of vacation time and back work. Spring Break I know you’re coming and we will be glad when you do but until then here’s to the start of the second half.