Saturday, November 3, 2007

Come N' Get It!

Before I announce the WINNER of the On Mimosa Boulevard: Memories, Meals and Blessings cookbook, as featured in last week's bloggy giveaway, I have a special announcement for all of you interested entrants! Y'all were so enthusiastic about this giveaway, which made me all giddy and happy at first, but then sorta deflated and guilty that I only had one of them to give away. Sigh.

Then I got to thinkin'. Well, I can't give you all a cookbook, but I can share some of the recipes inside it with you, by posting them here all month long. I'm gonna post one or more recipes from the book every Saturday this month, and perhaps a few more on other days as time allows!)(and it will allow, because I'm doing NaBloPoMo this month!) To make it easy for you to locate these recipes, I'm publishing them all under the label Southern Recipes, so you can just click that label under The Leftovers on my sidebar and find everything in one place.

And the first recipe I'm gonna share with you this very day, this very beautiful, crisp, third day of November, is none other than the recipe for Southern Pecan Pie!!! I chose this one first because several of you, even my own big sister, whom I consider to be a very skilled and experienced and well-versed Southern cook herself, have requested it specifically.

But first I believe we have a little bizness to attend to, so without further ado, I give you the winner of this week's bloggy cookbook recipe:

Fruit Bearer.

Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your new cookbook!

And now, I give you ...

Southern Pecan Pie

(from On Mimosa Boulevard: Memories, Meals and Blessings, published by the women of Roswell Presbyerian Church in Roswell, Georgia, November 2005.)

3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup dark Karo® syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
11/2 cups pecan pieces
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 deep dish pie crust

Stir together eggs and sugar with a wire whisk. Add Karo® syrup and continue to whisk, adding salt, melted butter, vanilla and pecan pieces until completely blended. Pour into pie crust. Bake in pre-heated 350° oven for 1 hour. Cool completely on wire rack.

Recipe Note: Do not seal, cover, or refrigerate. To save, cover lightly with paper towel. This keeps the crust and pecan top crisp.


Fruit Bearer, enjoy your cookbook!

Everyone else, enjoy this recipe and please let me know if there was a recipe or two you saw listed in the original cookbook post that you really want to try, and I'll be sure and post it for you!


  1. Congrats to Fruitbearer! My request for a recipe is the red beans and rice. Sounds good!

  2. Now I MUST try this AND Big Mama's and determine which is best. Darn. Such hard work. ;-)

  3. Oh Man! I didn't win. I look forward to some of the recipes. I too, have a wonderful Southern Pecan Pie recipe 'cause . . . hey! I'm a southern girl and my grandma taught me!

  4. What a great idea, you are a very kind soul, aren't you?

    But will you bake it for me? please?

  5. Finally reset the password. Thank you so much for the yummy pecan pie recipe. Will you be sharing the award winning chili recipe that you plan to brew up for tomorrow's competition?? I love reading your posts. I visit your post everyday...thanks for your words of wisdom and many laughs.

  6. I would love to see the Vidalia Onion Casserole recipe. My husband LOVES onions and I don't really have any recipes where the main ingredient is onion.

    Help a Southern gal keep her husband happy!

  7. Oh! I have been sooooooo behind on reading and I just now (just this very second in fact) got caught up with you. Bean was so incredibly cute in her costume!! I'm so glad you had a good Halloween, I'm sorry Al has been feeling icky. And there are a million more comments I could make but they would be a bazillion days late and probably not make much sense here. Plus I have kids to feed and a husband to amuse. ;) *hugs*

  8. Congrats to the winner! Thanks for hosting a give-away…it was a lot of fun!!

  9. Congrats to the winner, and thank you for participating, and ofcourse for the wonderful recipe.

    It was such a pleasure to see al those wonderful sites and give-aways. And ofcourse the waiting for the lucky winner.

    I hope you'll win something.

  10. Ooh, ooh, Vidalia Onion Casserole, please. I love Vidalia onions, but have not yet tried a casserole full of them.

  11. Congrats to the winner....and I soooooooooo want to try that recipe. :) YUMMO! Thanks for sharing.