One "SWEEEEEET" Day - Tuesday - December 14, 2010

Nancy here.......
Today I was off and spent the day getting the rest of the Christmas cooking done. 

WARNING....the pictures that follow could be hazardous to you health ;o)

Each Christmas, I make Candied Pecans and give them to all the family.  I thought I'd share the recipe, which is quite easy!

(Be sure to click on photo to enlarge and see ALL THE SUGAR!!)
Candied Pecans
1 egg white
1 Tbl. water
1 Tbl. vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Lb. pecans

Preheat Oven to 250 degrees
Grease a Jelly Roll Pan

STEP ONE...........
 Whip egg white, water and vanilla until frothy.

STEP TWO.......
 Put pecans into egg white mixture and stir to coat pecans.

Mix sugar and salt in a seperate bowl.

 Pour eggwashed pecans into sugar mixture and stir to coat.

STEP FIVE.......
 Spread coated pecans onto greased jelly roll pan.
Baked in preheated oven for 1 hour, stiring every 15 minutes.


I also made a large batch of Snickerdoodle Cookies.  Traditionally, the cookie dough is rolled in cinnamon-sugar before it is baked. 
While I made some in the traditional way, I rolled the rest in colored sugar.  
 The Grandchildren really like the colored sugar cookies!!
Afterall, that's the only reason I am baking cookies...
It's all about the Grandchildren ;o)))

I also had a pot of lentil soup going in the crockpot and a loaf of whole wheat pumpkin seed bread going in the bread machine.   When I looked around the kitchen, I realized I am going to have to be a little more organized in the kitchen once we started full-timing.  I tend to get everything dirty and then clean up. 
Don't think I will have room for all this mess!!


  1. Oh Nancy! Those pecans look absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for including the recipe. I have to go shopping tomorrow so I can make a batch...YUM!

  2. What a great idea putting colored sugar on the Snickerdoodles...!

  3. You are EVIL!!!! How am I going to be able to maintain my girlish figure when you show all those goodies? Now I'm craving something sweet.

    Do you need my address so you can send me some? ;c)

  4. Sounds like a perect day. I'll bet your kitchen (and whole house) was warm and wonderful smelling! Yummy!

  5. Candied Pecans....RV Dreams Rally....sounds like the perfect match to me!!

    See what I can do ;o))

  6. Let me second that Pecans and Rally duo although I'm obviously going to have to make some before then.

    I know you'll be taking a good look at the kitchens in all those RVs at the Tampa Show to make sure you have enough room for all your creative cooking equipment. I let my bread machine go and decided my arms could use the exercise now that I had the time to knead it myself.