It’s pecan season you are fortunate indeed if you have a few trees! Here are a few recipes we make every year. I remember we had a small pecan orchard when I was growing up and my sisters and I would love to use the “pecan picker upper” that was mounted on a red pole to pick up pecans.
Cooking is one of those skills that you just have to learn by doing. Yes, you will mess up some things, but you will also learn as you go and you will have a skill that will serve you well for the rest of your life.
Here are two good recipes for beginners that are easy to make.
Homemade Mac and Cheese
Every good Southern holiday gathering should (and usually does) have a bowl of cheese straws.
Every good Southern town also has the “cheese straw lady.” Someone who makes THE BEST and if you are lucky enough, she will make and sell a few extras around the holidays.
We all know and love that little green capped bottle of spicy goodness! Hot sauce, like Tabasco or Louisiana-brand hot sauce, is actually fermented peppers with vinegar added. Pickled corn is a great way to preserve that excess corn from the garden. It is delicious!
My husband’s great-grandfather Allen Dodd, along with his brother William Dodd, founded Kosciusko. The honor of naming the settlement was given to William Dodd, who served as the first representative from Attala County in the Mississippi State Legislature.
In 1983 the New York Times newspaper food columnist, Marian Burros, published a recipe for her “Plum Torte.” It became the most famous recipe ever printed in the New York Times. It is so very good, so very adaptable and so very easy.