Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pecan Chewies and a Give Away!

Don't you love it when you find a recipe that you absolutely love? It can be the most simple recipe, with ingredients you have in your fridge and pantry, but it just knocks your socks off!

That is exactly what happened when I made Pecan Chewies from my newest cookbook "South Your Mouth", authored by one of my best blog buddies, Mandy Rivers, who blogs over at South Your Mouth! These bars knocked my socks off! My parents dropped by shortly after the bars had cooled, and pretty much knocked their socks off too! Being Mandy is from South Carolina, I thought it was appropriate to use my special stash of South Carolina pecans that my friend Missy has me supplied with! I honestly would not change one thing about this recipe, they were perfectly buttery, nutty, delicious!

The other super cool thing going on? I get to giveaway one of these cookbooks to one lucky reader! I am so excited to share this cookbook with you. I LOVE Mandy's recipes. Her name is so common in our house, you would think she was a neighbor.  Truckin' Man will ask what's for dinner... my answer "Potato Goulash". He will raise an eyebrow at that and I tell him not to worry, "It's one of Mandy's recipe's". Once he knows it's her recipes, he asks no further questions!

Mandy is a mom on the move, so she has lots of family friendly recipes. I have yet to find her use an ingredient that I can't easily find, and livin' where I live, shopping can sometimes be a challenge!

Contest is over. Congrats to Marilyn!
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment with your email address. If you prefer, you can email me for your chance to win at

Deadline: Saturday, July 26 11:59 pm CST
Winner: I will randomly choose a winner and announce it at the top of this post. The winner will also be notified via email; if the winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be selected.

Pecan Chewies     (Source: South Your Mouth)

1 cup Butter, melted
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan. Set aside.

In large bowl, cream together melted butter (cooled back to room temp), sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla with mixer until smooth and creamy.

In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mixing until completely combined. Stir in pecans, mixing until they are evenly distributed through batter.

Spread batter evenly into prepared pan, and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until set in the middle. Once cooled, cut into bars and store in airtight container. 


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  1. The recipe sounds very yummy and easy to make. I will be making these for sure! I wonder how they would taste with roasted salted pecans? Might try that. Would love the cookbook and you can notify me on via my blog or I will email you my address.

  2. This is something I am going to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe AND the chance to win the cookbook.

  3. Good Morning...and thank you for sharing this recipe. It looks so yummy and I can't wait to try this one. I have a memorial service coming up in August that I wanted to make a new recipe for. It will be a morning get together for friends and family outdoors on the Cape Cod Canal. I just needed something to make ... a finger food and something that will go good with coffee...this is perfect and I will make a few batches to bring with me. I would love a new cookbook and especially some of your "Southern" recipes...they all sound yummy and easy to make especially some of your casseroles that I have already added to my favorites to give them a try soon. I'm always looking for something new and easy to make for my hubby. So thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes. : )

  4. Thanks for sharing with us ---- they are very good and I will be making them.

  5. These look delicious my friend! Would love to try them! As a side note, I saw My Maine girl is going to a service on the Cape Cod Canal! That's where we vacation In Aug! Small world!!!

  6. I can wait to try this recipe! I would love to win this cookbook! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  7. My husband loves pecans. This will be a new favorite around here. :-)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win too. :-)

  8. My family loves pecan sandies...this looks like it could be a new favorite! Thanks!

  9. pecans from south Carolina? I usually order mine from nachitoches, will try south Carolina this fall if I can find a supplier, can anyone recommend one?

  10. I love all things pecan..and this looks amazing! Would love to win! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  11. Woohoo. I love peecans, puhcans however you say it..I love em.. This recipe looks super duper easy and yummy. I would love to add another awesome cookbook to my collections of wonderful cookbooks.

  12. This recipe looks simply yummy! And I LURVE recipe books! Thanks freklez77(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. Love cookies and pecans, thank you!

  14. I can't wait to try these.. I have a bunch of pecans, and now I really know what to do with them. Pinned.. Love a lot of your recipes...

  15. LIke your new blog! All the best! Thanks for stopping by Carole's chatter - much appreciated. Cheers

  16. Ok. These sound amazing. And they're not chocolate! My husband is allergic to chocolate so I'm always on the lookout for desserts he can eat. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm off to check Mandy's site! je2kids(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Oh my goodness, I want these bars! Can't wait to get this gallbladder out, so I can enjoy baked goods again! :)