pecans

Cranberry Nut Bread…Properly!

October 29, 2013
Thumbnail image for Cranberry Nut Bread…Properly!

I’m feeling a sense of relief, finally sharing this Cranberry Nut Bread recipe made the “right” way. I don’t exactly cringe over the way I originally posted it four years ago – it did ultimately taste good accidentally using an entire bag of whole cranberries rather than half a bag chopped, as called for but […]

4 comments Read the full article →

Carrot Cake Yogurt Parfaits…and the Morals of the Story

April 2, 2013
Thumbnail image for Carrot Cake Yogurt Parfaits…and the Morals of the Story

The moral of this story is…when life gives you a carrot cake that clings to the pan despite an ample coat of baking spray, make Carrot CakeĀ  Yogurt Parfaits! A second moral might be…when you change a cake recipe – even slightly – there may be repercussions. And we may as well go for a […]

15 comments Read the full article →

Maple-Pecan Crusted Chicken

April 18, 2012
Thumbnail image for Maple-Pecan Crusted Chicken

Just hearing the words “maple-pecan crusted” I’m already interested. I’m thinking about something a little sweet, a little nutty, definitely crunchy – a foray into a satisfying bite. Even though I’m not usually a big fan of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, the promise of this coating – made even crunchier with panko bread crumbs – […]

10 comments Read the full article →

Orange Mango Nut Bread with Ginger Honey Butter

January 26, 2012
Thumbnail image for Orange Mango Nut Bread with Ginger Honey Butter

I first discovered that we had a fruit-bearing tree in our yard the day I pulled up to my driveway to find a woman positioned on my front lawn, bracing a ladder. A man teetered on the top rung in an effort to reach small, red, not-quite-ripe-looking plums from the upper branches. “Can I help […]

8 comments Read the full article →

Cheese Ball Pops

December 18, 2011
Thumbnail image for Cheese Ball Pops

  When you enter a holiday potluck carrying a basket studded with savory lollipops, people pause their conversations to check out what you’ve got there. At least that’s what happened when I brought these Cheese Ball Pops. The idea of converting the cheese log recipe I posted a few years ago into bite-sized lollipops came […]

16 comments Read the full article →

Apple Cake with Butter Pecan Glaze

September 12, 2011
Thumbnail image for Apple Cake with Butter Pecan Glaze

This post should come with a long overdue apology to my sister…for laughing at her (hard) almost 30 years ago. Her first grade class put together a little “cookbook” comprised of their own made-up recipes. My sister’s contribution to this handwritten anthology was the concept of an apple cake. “Bwahahahaha!! An apple cake!! Who ever […]

27 comments Read the full article →

Homemade Candy Week: Pecan & Caramel Chocolate Clusters

December 13, 2010
Thumbnail image for Homemade Candy Week: Pecan & Caramel Chocolate Clusters

Welcome to Homemade Candy Week on Cooking On the Side! I had a blast last weekend trying out recipes for several sweet indulgences and I’m excited to share them with you. Alternatively, I could have deemed this “Chocolate Week” as we’ve got chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. I figured most of you would be pretty […]

13 comments Read the full article →

Multigrain Pancakes

November 10, 2010
Thumbnail image for Multigrain Pancakes

A few weeks ago, after dropping off our little kids at preschool, a group of friends and I convened at a long reserved table at a quaint local breakfast spot. The occasion: a baby shower for our friend Chelsea, who is expecting her fourth and fifth! People often ask me whether we’re looking to grow […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Maple Cinnamon Granola

November 8, 2010
Thumbnail image for Maple Cinnamon Granola

I don’t consider myself to be a picky eater in the least…except when it comes to breakfast. And particularly when it comes to breakfast cereals. The bottom line: I just can’t handle soggy cereal. That means anything with flakes or puffs is automatically out. The presence of the words “crunch” or “clusters” in the name […]

10 comments Read the full article →

Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake…Getting it Perfect

November 2, 2010
Thumbnail image for Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake…Getting it Perfect

After the vaguery with last week’s quiche recipe I had some residual “recipe paranoia” as I approached the Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe inside the KitchenAid stand mixer instruction manual. I really, really wanted it to come out well as it sounded like the perfect Thanksgiving dessert recipe (especially with the praline-like maple pecan glaze). But, […]

13 comments Read the full article →