Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Orange Pecan Cookies

I introduce to you my new favorite cookie. It is a jumble of goodness all mixed together in 1 1/2 inches in diameter, baked for 9 minutes then thoroughly enjoyed by all. Seriously y’all, these aren’t your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies (no offense grandma). These are the type of cookies that you’ll create memories with…

White Chocolate Pecan Blondies

These blondies need no explanation. What else is there to say after just reading the title? They’re delicious. I’ve told you all I can! Well, I could recommend adding a scoop of vanilla and a few fresh strawberries. And I might also suggest making them sooner than later. But besides that, the power is in…

Coconut Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Spring is right around the corner, but here at casa de Voila (I may have just combined two different languages), we’re ready for summer! To welcome in the warm weather, we celebrated with some tropical-influenced cookies. Half the batch had coconut, chocolate chip and pecans, while the other half had dried pineapple, coconut and pecans….

Blueberry Pecan Brownies

This is an experiment gone awesome. Not gone wrong, I repeat, gone awesome. Grammar? At the moment, who cares. The point here is that experimentation doesn’t always lead to disaster. Instead it can produce something rich, fudgy and delightfully fruity. Ingredients Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes brownie 10 T. unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups sugar…

Raspberry Pecan Tea Cakes

It’s spring! April showers, May flowers. Blueberries, apricots, currants, figs and of course raspberries! The original recipe uses pistachio’s, but since there was the whole pistachio recall recently I substituted in pecans. Speaking of substitution…the original recipe calls for dark brown sugar. I didn’t have any so I used light brown sugar. But afterwards I…

Spiced Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Did you know that a box of Harris Teeter butter offers a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies? It’s amazing what’s out there if you just look. Who knew that of all the chocolate chip cookie recipes, this one would provide such a soft, rich and chewy outcome. It’s also a basic recipe so you…

Happy Thanksgiving: Desserts!

Last weekend our plans for Thanksgiving got turned inside out and upside down. We were going to go back to North Carolina. Then maybe California. Then definitely Ohio. Then none of the above. Then we decided to stay put, avoid ridiculously expensive airline tickets and long drives. We discovered that several of our friends were…

German Chocolate Pecan Pie

And the fourth and final dessert of Thanksgiving 2008! Recipe from Rachael Ray Ingredients For pie crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 stick plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup ice water For filling: 2 large eggs 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 1/2 cups pecan halves…

Bare Chocolate Pecan Cups

So after I finished up all the remaining pumpkin pie filling to make the mini chocolate pumpkin pies, I still had about 6 cups of just graham cracker crust and mini chocolate chips. So I added pecans! This is the epitome of “one thing just led to another…” Ingredients 1 1/2 packages graham crackers 1/4…

Coconut Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Bars

Do you think that’s a long enough title? This is a two-bowl wonder treat! I’m glad this was the third and final recipe of the weekend cook-off since it turned out to be the easiest, not to mention delicious! Ingredients Recipe courtesy of Everbody Likes Sandwiches 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup…

Long Time No See

Lately I’ve been feeling like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Running around with a clock and a to-do list. With all this craziness, there hasn’t been time to cook or bake. James and I have not gone to the grocery store in two weeks! We’ve pieced together meals here and there, and have…

Pumpkin Bread

It’s the first day of fall! The trees that I walk by on the way to work haven’t turned colors yet, but the air is a little colder in the mornings and the humidity of summer is long gone. Let’s do a quick word association game with “fall”: scarves. hygge (Danish for ‘cozy’). boots. wool….