In Praise of Pecans: Recipes & Recollections

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From the introduction, which wistfully recalls Ms. Jackson's childhood spent picking out pecans for her mother's candy making, to the candid discussion of the health aspects of pecans, the author evokes nostalgia and a desire to cook with pecans in order to improve our health. The compendium of more than one hundred sumptuous recipes includes the use of pecans in all categories of cooking. As a bonus, each recipe includes a little story or anecdote that enhances one's use of ...
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Overview


From the introduction, which wistfully recalls Ms. Jackson's childhood spent picking out pecans for her mother's candy making, to the candid discussion of the health aspects of pecans, the author evokes nostalgia and a desire to cook with pecans in order to improve our health. The compendium of more than one hundred sumptuous recipes includes the use of pecans in all categories of cooking. As a bonus, each recipe includes a little story or anecdote that enhances one's use of the recipes.
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Editorial Reviews

Tucson Citizen
This richly enjoyable collection has all the appeal of a pecan pie fresh from the oven.
Midwest Book Review
wonderfully illustrated, mouth-watering, gourmet quality pecan flavored dishes that will please any palate and satisfy any appetite
Port Arthur News
Pecan nostalgia at its best
Metro New York
Pecan goodness
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933979489
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


June Jackson taught English in Louisiana and Maryland, creative writing for professionals for the United States government Department of Agriculture, and was a TV talk show host in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of The Showboat Cookbook and is currently a real estate professional. Watt M. Casey, Jr. is a rancher and a photographer whose images of ranch life, musicians, and food have appeared in the CIAO cookbook series and in Barbecue, Biscuits and Beans.
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Table of Contents


Preface     9
My Lifetime with Pecans     13
Good Cooking and Fine Eating with Pecans     18
Recipes
Starters-Snacks, Nibbles and Treats     20
Salads-Before, During and After     36
Entrees-Plain and Fancy     52
Sides-Off to the Left or Directly in the Center     78
Bread Basket-Biscuits, Muffins and More     96
Sweet Revenge-and Other Temptations     114
Oddments-Condiments and Can't-Be-Categorized     138
How to Speak "Pecan"     149
Pecans-Past and Present     153
How Do Pecans Love You?     163
Afterword     166
Acknowledgments     168
Source Guide     170
Recipe Index     171
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