Holiday Season hajar2s officially started! You will be visiting friends and family and if you don’t want to show up empty handed, we have a great DIY gift idea for you! Cookie Mix in a Jar! We like the below recipe as the ingredients look really pretty when stacked in the jar 🙂 Just get a 1 liter (1 quart) jar, fill it up with the ingredients below, and make it pretty with a nice ribbon 🙂 We call it Holiday in a Jar!



  1. Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.
  2. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
    • In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter (softened), brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tea spoon of vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips, cranberries, and pecans. Drop by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
    • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


Pecan Pie Recipe

Pecan_pieThanksgiving is fast approaching. If you are planning to cook for Thanksgiving, we are sure you have already started planning out what your menu is going to look like.  Since we are all about nuts, we would like to help you with your dessert choice. Pecan Pie is our favorite desert, and we love the below recipe since it has less sugar than most of the pecan recipes out there.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • 1 9-inch pie shell
  • 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped (you can save a few whole pecan halves for decoration if you would like)
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

1 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl mix together the eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses, melted butter, vanilla, salt, until smooth.

2 Spread the chopped pecans over the bottom of a frozen pie shell. Pour the filling over the pecans. (If you have reserved a few whole pecan halves, dip them below the filling  so they get coated with the filling.)

3 Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes cover the pie with aluminum foil to prevent the crust and pecans from getting too browned. Bake for another 40 to 50 minutes until the filling has set.

4 Remove from oven and let it cool completely.

We hope you enjoy your delicious pie. Stay tuned for more recipes!

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