Thursday, November 25, 2010

Family, Friends & Good Eats

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This afternoon, we’re off to spend our first married Thanksgiving with Stephen’s sister, her boyfriend, and his family. And from what I’ve heard, a huge feast is in the forecast, so I’m more than ready to eat, drink, and have a great time.

As crazy and unpredictable as things have been these past few weeks, I’m constantly reminded of just how lucky I am to have my husband, a wonderful family, and amazing friends to support me, including all of you who have shared your encouragement right here on my blog.

Since Thanksgiving marks the official start to the holiday season, I thought I’d share my favorite recipe for pecan pie, which Stephen's grandmother learned from a fellow Army wife back in 1958. Since then, it has been a family staple, and we'll be making it again this year. Have a great day!

Mrs. Tonner's Pecan Pie

3 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar (or slightly less)
1 cup or so pecans (1 1/4, if you can)

Stir together all ingredients, pour into an unbaked single pie crust in an 8-or-9-inch pie pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 60 minutes longer. Check at 50 minutes to avoid overbrowning.

(Photo Credit: Google Images)


  1. The pie looks amazing! I'll have to try the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving from your Canadian friend!! <3

  3. Hope you had a happy thanksgiving!

  4. Happy belated thanksgiving! I hope your day was great, and that pie recipe looks amazing!

  5. hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving :)

  6. I just started following you on twitter, thank you for letting me know about your blog. It was a nice touch to put your recipe for the pie on your blog. A nice personal touch, not just all business!