Sunday, September 11, 2011

Good-bye my friend, Mary Beth Barker

Well Wednesday, 09-07-2011 was a sad day for me since my co-worker and friend resigned to take a job in another county.  I don't blame her and our loss is defintely there gain.   I only wish her the best in her new job, her new home and her blog, MY SWEET, NERDY LIFE,, that she works on so diligently.  If you are ever looking for baking inspiration, check it out.  You will not be disappointed. 

Matt, Jamie, Christy, Nancy, Mary Beth, Delores

Well for her surprise going away party, we gave her a going away basket full of gifts for her kitchen and I baked her some mini pecan pie muffins.   These are great with your morning coffee or really just because.   I'm sharing the recipe with you, because I know you will not be disappointed.

Pecan Pie Muffins

All the goodness of pecan pie is packed into this lighter, healthier pecan-pie muffin recipe.
By Kathy Schendle, Monroe, Georgia

These pecan muffins are as easy and yummy as pie, but not nearly as rich.
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup chopped pecans
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup butter, softened
Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line muffin cups with paper muffin liners.
2. In bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and pecans.
3. In separate bowl, beat eggs and butter together until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon batter into muffin cups, about 2/3 full.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks when done.
Learn how this pecan-pie muffin recipe came to be in Pecan Pie Muffins for Daddy.