Sunday, December 20, 2015

not so great sweet treat

I love roasted cinnamon sugar pecans this time of year, so I decided to look up a recipe on line (with good reviews) and make some myself. I bought a bag of shelled pecans, and had all the other ingrdeients in the house; brown sugar, cinnamon, a pinch of clover and an egg white.  I always wondered how the spiced sugar stuck to the pecan, egg white, of course!  The recipe I followed said to whip the egg white a bit, then add the pecans to moisten them throughly before tossing them in the spiced sugar. It also said to line a cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.  Easy peasy..... Well, I thought the temperature was a bit high since other recipes had 250 degrees with the same cooking time, but I went with it since so many people had great comments.  While it was cooking, I didn't check them, so when the 40 minutes was up I took them out and they smelled great!  However, the pecans were overcooked and dried out, not tender at all.  I am so glad I used foil because lifting and folding the foil was the only way I could get them apart and get them out of the pan.  My husband said all he needed was milk because I just made dried, sweet pecan cereal, it tastes like cinnamon toast crunch,  but better.  Oh well, now I know how they're made, so the next time I cook them, I will set the temperature lower and check it occasionally .

Today, with the help of my husband, my "Ocean morning" stained glass panel has been hung in the studio window. It look pretty good there, but it doesn't make as bold of a statement as it did in the window it was originally made for.   With the panel hung, the studio is coming together nicely. I have been having so many thoughts and ideas that my mind is bouncing everywhere. I needed to get my ideas down on paper or I will forget them, and have a need to prioritize. The first thing on my list is mounting the finished pieces I already have, so I ordered silicone today and will be working on that once it arrives.


  1. Your roasted pecan "cereal" sounds delicious! Sometimes our mistakes make wonderful treats! Merry Christmas!

  2. Love that ocean morning piece. I didnt realize it was so large.

    1. Thanks Angella! it is a pretty big piece!