Tag: pecans

Cornbread Dressing, Thanksgiving Pan De Maíz,

Cornbread Dressing, Thanksgiving Pan De Maíz,

This cornbread recipe was the Thanksgiving feature in the online magazine, Lone Star Literary Life. It’s my mom’s family recipe. Amá made this cornbread dressing every Thanksgiving.  It’s different from other cornbread dressing recipes because there’s no sage in it, and it combines pecans, raisins […]

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Texas Pecan Caramel Candy

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Texas Pecan Caramel Candy

My mom Dominga, regularly made dulce de leche quemada (aka Texas pecan caramel) for us kids. We had four pecan trees in our backyard, so the lush candy was laden with plenty of roasted pecans.  The trick is to roast the pecans before adding them […]

Bourbon Pecan Pie Recalls Emma Tenayuca

Bourbon Pecan Pie Recalls Emma Tenayuca

This pecan pie, with piloncillo and a bit of bourbon in it, tastes of celebration and abundance.  I wrote about this on Thanksgiving day, and I share the recipe now in preparation for the new year.  It’s delicious, full of memory and fun. Nueces (pecans), […]

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

WHAT? The Mexican candy advertisement above is from around 1915’s -20’s. The candy shop was owned by Clyde Corrigan, according to Sarah Gould archivist and researcher at Institute Of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, Texas.  It is discussed in the book chronicling segregation of Mexican-Americans, […]

Pecan Stuffed Mushrooms

Pecan Stuffed Mushrooms

Pecan makes these stuffed mushrooms a crunchy treat. Pecan stuffed mushrooms are a favorite for parties and, yes, football games. Both the nut and the word, “pecan,” are Native American.  European immigrants were not familiar with the pecans, which reminded them of walnuts.  In fact, […]

Brussels Sprouts with Serrano and Pecans

Brussels Sprouts with Serrano and Pecans

This brussels sprouts dish is a prime example of how foods evolve in delicious ways through human migration and cultural crossings. This robust dish augments the unique flavor of the sprouts (make sure you get fresh ones) with two Texas native ingredients, pecans and Serrano […]

Nueces En Texas: How To Roast Pecans

Nueces En Texas: How To Roast Pecans

This morning I roasted pecans. Break them into pieces, add a little salt and into the oven they go.  The aroma fills the home with delicious recollections. Food is memory and the pecan is a good example of this.  Pecan is an iconic ingredient in […]