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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pecan Pie Muffins & Nuts and Bolts

Down the interstate, and up the hollow
to my sister's house we go....

Our family will join the rest of our family at my sister's home tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
Below are a couple recipes I'm making.

See you tomorrow sis, Dad, my other sis, and all my nieces and nephew (only have one) and their families.

If you love pecan pie, but want something quicker and easier, try these.

Pecan Pie Muffins

1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Pour into a greased mini-muffin pan, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Here are the ingredients

Mixing them all together

In the pan

Finished muffins, ready to eat and enjoy

I've taken care of the dessert, now for a snack to keep them from starving while waiting on the turkey to get done.

Nuts and Bolts

3 cups corn chex
3 cups rice chex
2 cups pretzels
1 cup cheerios
1 cup nuts
1/2 cup melted butter
4 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 t. garlic powder

Mix the cereals, pretzels and nuts together in a large shallow baking pan. Mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the first mixture. Mix thoroughly (I use my hands).
Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.

Cereals, pretzels and nuts all thrown together

Add the second set of ingredients - mix together good

Finished nuts and bolts fresh from the oven.....mmm, mmm

Hope you enjoyed these recipes.

If I don't post anymore before tomorrow, I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving from all of us here in West Virginia.

Enjoy the food, family and friends.


  1. I stumbled across your blog just kind of by accident, but am glad I did. I like all the homey recipes you have! Keep up the good work.

  2. Now I know what nuts and bolts means! Funny, Janet!

    I'm going to try the pecan recipe, except I think I'll substitute walnuts since we have so many of them (and no pecans on hand). I'll let you know if it turns out if I do try it.

  3. That's a good idea, Susanna. Black walnuts are good in just about anything, and the pecans are so expensive. (Uh-oh, I said just)

  4. Oooh, looks and sounds SOOOO GOOD! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Janet!

  5. Looks good Jan. I haven't done a thing yet. I've got to bet busy.

  6. Tag! You're it! Someone just tagged my blog, and now I'm tagging yours:). Check out my blog for details and play along!

    I've enjoyed reading your blog for a few weeks now.

  7. Can't wait to try the muffins-like today!!

  8. I was delighted to find your blog page. I found my foot tapping to the music as I read through your recipes. What a wonderfully pleasant web page!! I am in Alaska, a far stretch from your part of the world. I have a very plain (compared to yours) recipe blog at:
    I will be back to check your page out often!


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