day 21: {rum cake}

i have to be honest.  i’m running out of commentary.  i’m beginning to feel like i’m saying the same thing over and over.  so, here’s the recipe for a yummy rum cake.  that’s all.  it’s good!

Rum Cake

cake:

½ cup pecans, chopped

1 Duncan Hines Butter cake mix

1 3-oz. instant vanilla pudding mix

½ cup light rum

½ cup water

½ cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

instructions:

1. mix all ingredients together.

2. pour into greased and sugared bundt pan.

{i used my cakelet pan and I only made 9 little cakes. the truth is i should have. divided the batter 3. to make 12 cakes because the tops poofed up real big.}

4. bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes for large bundt pan or 20-25 minutes for mini cakes.

glaze:

½ cup sugar

½ stick butter

1/8 cup rum

1/8 water

instructions:

1. place all ingredients in microwave safe bowl.

2. heat for 1 minute intervals until boiling, stirring in between.

3. pour glaze over warm cake.

 enjoy!

day 15: {chinese chews}

rich.  chewy.  goodness.

yep, that pretty much sums it up.

these are so scrumptious and delicious.

you’ll want to eat the whole pan at one time.

{however, i strongly suggest you don’t}

they’re just that fantastic!

Chinese Chews

crust:

1 1/3 cup flour

½ teaspoon salt

½ c butter

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup pecans, chopped

instructions:

1. mix above ingredients together in electric mixer.

2. pat into buttered 8×8 inch pan.

top:

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup coconut

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

instructions:

1. mix together in electric mixer and pour over crust.

2. bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

3. cut when cool.

enjoy!

day 7: {pecan sandies}

my grannie makes these every Christmas.  i think they are delicious.  they’re one of my favorites. and one of my dad’s favorites.

Pecan Sandies:

2 cups flour

dash of salt

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons vanilla

2 cups pecans, chopped

{flour & sugar & salt are just not as much fun to instagram}

directions:

cream butter.

add sugar and salt.

add flour.

add vanilla.

add chopped pecans.

mix well.

roll dough into little balls.

place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.

let cool.

roll in powered sugar.

yields about 4 dozen

 enjoy!