Southern Pecan Pie

pecan pie

I have been using this recipe to make pecan pies for over 30 years.  I think it was in an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that I had when I was a teenager.

Pecan pie always shows up on the Thanksgiving menu because I have a massive pecan tree in my backyard  that produces the delicious native pecans.  I also have a few chickens that give me fresh eggs which I use for the pies and to make my candied pecans.  You can check out that recipe HERE.


 Pecan Pie


  • 1 Purchased pie crust or home made pie crust (see recipe below)
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups pecan halves

Cinque Terre, Italy

At the top of my bucket list was to travel to Manarola - Cinque Terre, Italy to see this view.  How blessed I am to be able to enjoy this beautiful village.

I wrote several post about visiting this beautiful area of Italy which you can check out HERE.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy


Here is a short video I took of the Leaning Tower of Pisa when my daughter and I visited Italy.  You will have to excuse the shaky start.

You can check out the post of our visit  HERE.

I love photography but photos just could not capture the feel of standing in awe of this massive tower with the sound of the bell echoing off the beautiful old buildings.

WALMART – 2014 Black Friday AD


The Walmart 2014 Black Friday ad is out.  Hurry here to check it out.

JC PENNY – Black Friday AD 2014

Here is your 2014 JC Penny Black Friday Ad

TARGET – Black Friday Ad 2014

The 2014 Black Friday ad for Target was released to day.  You can check it out HERE  at

Mid-Life Crisis Coop

Isn’t this chicken coop amazing?  It’s a little over the top for me (meaning I would love to have it but not going to put in the time and cost to build it)  but I loved the story behind the little coop as much as I loved the actual chicken coop.

Even if you don’t own chickens, you will enjoy how one man’s mid-life crisis morphed into what you see in the photo.  You can check it out HERE.

KMART – 2014 Black Friday Ad


You can check out KMart  2014 Black Friday ad HERE

WALGREENS ~ 2014 Black Friday Ad

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WooHoo….Walgreens 2014 Black Friday ad is out.  You can check out the ad HERE


Mama Hen w/ Baby Chick


I had to grab my camera when I let my mama hen out for the first time with her baby chick.  The chick had a great time scratching in the dirt and trailing along behind it’s mama.


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