While we continue to bask in the warm light of Christmas’ afterglow, it's time to prepare for yet another holiday - New Year's Day.
Whether you're organizing a big New Year's Eve party, or plan to spend the day with friends watching bowl games, pecan gifts from Classic Golden Pecans make an excellent treat.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, eating healthy may not be the first thing on your mind. However, due to the health-giving benefits of pecans, that Turkey Day dinner need not be a complete calorie-counting bust.
One holiday that should be absent of stress is Thanksgiving, a time when families gather to express their love and gratitude. But for those tasked with the job of preparing the Thanksgiving meal that, too, can become a source of stress.
Are you familiar with the term "progressive dinner?" It's a social occasion at which the different courses of a meal are eaten at different people's houses.
In this post, we're going to do a pecan-inspired version, except that instead of going to different people's homes, we're traveling across the county to enjoy exquisite recipes prepared by some of America's best chefs and great restaurants.
The other day, a customer of ours, a woman named Virginia, asked whether or not pecan trees produce flowers. That's an excellent question. Due to their lack of petals, greenish color and small size, the flowers are barely distinguishable from the rest of the tree, so few people notice them.
You reach into your pantry for some pecans, hoping to use them in your favorite recipe, only to find they have gone rancid and taste something like old Play-Doh. Sound familiar? If so, read on to find out how to store your pecans for maximum flavor and longevity.
Long gone are the days when bacon was only reserved for Sunday mornings or on BLTs. Today, bacon has permeated our recipe books, and can be found everywhere from ice cream to infused drinks (including a recipe for pecan pralines).
The following are our hand-picked, best-of-the-best "Top 10" resources for delicious pecan recipes. Here you'll find the best cookbooks, websites and apps to help you use pecans in new and delicious ways.
Butter Pecan ice cream is as originally American as are the nuts used to make it. The flavor first appeared in 1948 on the Howard Johnson's restaurant menu of 28 flavors, and it's been one of America's favorite flavors ever since.
With this post, we begin a series on general pecan knowledge brought to us by Classic Golden Pecan owner Bill Bowers that we're fondly referring to as "Farmer Bill Says."
In the series, Bill will answer questions about pecans that come from customers, provide tips on growing and consuming pecans, and share insights gleaned from many years in the pecan business.
In this inaugural post, Bill talks about planting pecan trees in your yard.
Along a big bend in the Mississippi River and about a half-hour's drive from Oak Alley, the subject of a recent post, is another jewel of Louisiana's Great River Road, Houmas House. In fact, the plantation home turned bed and breakfast and museum bills itself as the "Crown Jewel" of the road. Built in 1840, the house was designed in Greek Revival style.
Of all the plantations that dot the landscape along Louisiana's famed Great River Road, one that stands out for its relationship to pecans is Oak Alley.
September 21 marks one of the most hallowed food holidays on our calendars: National Pecan Cookie Day. This year, don't forget to celebrate by whipping up one of your favorite pecan cookie recipes.
When it comes to ingredients that contribute more than their fair share to a recipe, pecans stand out. Delicious, nutritious, and versatile, adding pecans can take an ordinary recipe and make it extraordinary, especially when it comes to baking a cake.
Heightening the anticipation of fall's arrival are two festivals - one in Texas and the other in Mississippi - that celebrate pecans.
Whether you're traveling to Cajun Country this September, or lucky enough to live here, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the (slightly) cooler days to come in Acadiana!
Why do we love pecans? Scientific data says that most people eat pecans as a result of their delicious taste and whether or not they live close to where it is grown.
Here are 15 fun facts about pecans that we bet you weren't aware of...
It may seem obvious to say, "Pecans are gluten free." Nuts of all kinds are because gluten is a protein found in grains, not nuts. But if you or someone you know or love has to maintain a gluten free diet, you know how hard it can be to find truly delicious gluten free foods that might otherwise contain pecans.
Have you ever wondered why couples not only provide wedding "favors" to their guests, they often agonize over what they should be?
When you think of all the ways you can enjoy pecans, eating them are probably what comes to mind, right? Did you know pecans are used to make drinks, too?
Do any of these sound like something you might say?
"Let me show you my vacation photos...Here's breakfast, it was so good! My mouth still waters thinking about it, but wait until you see dinner!"
The history of pralines is as rich as the candy itself, full of intriguing characters and French influence. Whether you love pralines for their creamy crunch or their sugary taste, knowing how this candy came to be gives it an added sweetness
Often we have our favorite recipes that we like to cook for dinner over and over again to the point that they no longer excite our taste buds. Adding pecans to some of the most popular, easy dinner recipes is an easy way to take your meal to the next level.
Everybody knows pecans both taste good and are good for you. However, they also have an image problem.
What is it about summer that makes us crave salads? Perhaps it is the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables on hand, or the desire to confidently fit into our swimsuits.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a fistful of pecans eaten daily has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, boost weight loss, and improve digestion, along with numerous other health benefits.
From cakes and cookies to pies and fudge, our Top Pecan Desserts list has it all. Whether you are a chocolate-lover or prefer more savory desserts, these pecan dessert recipes have something for everyone.
Chances are, the last time you ate pecans you didn't think much about how they got from the tree to your table. Take the shells for example: Like other tree nuts, pecans grow inside a shell, and before you can eat them, that shell has to somehow be removed. Here's a short history of pecan shelling and how automation of the process has impacted the industry.
A delicious pecan harvest can be all yours when you plant a pecan tree in your back yard. Whether you want to plant a single tree or a small orchard, knowing how to care for pecan trees is crucial to getting the nuts you want.
Many adjectives come to mind when you think of pecans; for example "tasty," "crunchy" or "nutty." One adjective we rarely associate with pecans is "funny." However, after reading these pranks, jokes and stunts you might think otherwise.
One of the many popular products in our online store is our Jack Daniel's Whiskey Praline Pecans, which uses the flavor of the whiskey and the sweetness of pralines to create a desert as legendary as its name.
The occasions to give gifts in summer are nearly endless: birthdays, pool parties, graduations, and teacher gifts are just a few of the many opportunities. Find out 7 fun gifts under $50 you can get for one of these opportunities!
Planning a summer vacation can be so much fun! You imagine yourself and your family enjoying quality time together (with pecans), seeing new (pecan) sights, trying new (pecan-based) foods, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Today pecan pralines are a hallmark of southern cooking, with nearly infinite variations of flavors and recipes. Originally from France, pralines were first made overseas with almonds instead of pecans. It wasn't until the dessert was brought to Louisiana in the 1700s that the pecan praline was born.
Chewy, crunchy, and sweet, pecan pies are so deliciously famous that they have their own national day: July 12th. This year, celebrate National Pecan Pie Day with a classic pie, or a popular twist on the traditional recipe.
Vacation Bible School comes at a time of year when kids are out of school for the summer and are just beginning to get bored of staying home all day. Often, the best memories children have of VBS are focused around the craft activities, which were a chance to make a bit of a mess and create something special to take home.
Pie is perhaps the most famous of pecan desserts, but there are more equally delicious ways to bake with pecans including cakes, cookies, and other sugary dishes. This well-loved nut is suited to desserts in a variety of ways.
Each year your company has multiple occasions to give gifts as a token of appreciation. Perhaps you want to give a gift to a business partner in the hopes of a successful partnership, or to employees as a way to recognize their accomplishments. Just as your company is offering corporate gifts as a part of your marketing scheme, so are many others.
America's birthday is one of the most beloved holidays in our nation; however not everyone knows the facts that make July 4th significant.
Today is one very special day of the year. It's when we pecan lovers take a moment from our busy lives to stop and observe a grateful (and hopefully delicious) moment of silence in honor of one of our favorite treats: the praline.
The best wedding anniversary gifts are not only romantic and thoughtful, but stand the test of time. A good anniversary gift may sit on the shelf for a year or two; but the best gifts will be a part of your home and family for decades.
Throughout human history, in every corner of the globe and culture, there have been superstitions and traditions associated with wedding gifts. Some were seen as the source of pleasure or prosperity in the marriage, and others as curses, things to jinx the marriage with pain or loss.
The pirogue boats of southern Louisiana have a long history, dating back to their creation by Native Americans and adoption by French colonists. These one or two person crafts resemble canoes, but are light and small enough to traverse swampy areas where other boats are easily stuck. Today the most common use of pirogues is to quietly reach remote, pristine areas for fishing and trapping game.
Louisiana is famous for its food and its music, and every year we combine the two into one of the most popular festival seasons in the nation. From April to December our state features gatherings of some of the finest Cajun, creole and zydeco musicians, and cooks whose creations celebrate the rich heritage and diverse flavors of the region.
There's no better time to be in Louisiana than June, when summer festivals are in full swing featuring an array of entertainment and food. Local cultures come to life through these festivals, which vibrantly highlight the region's heritage and flavors.
Father's Day is the time to spoil your dad, to give him something that he doesn't necessarily need but that he wants. For dads who love sipping on a good whiskey or mixing their own drinks, these spirit-themed Father's Day gifts won't disappoint.
If you have a father in your life who can be found hunting or fishing every chance he gets, these Father's Day gifts are this year's must-haves. Even if you think he has it all, these presents are sure to surprise him.
With Father's Day is around the corner (June 15th), now is the time to find a gift your dad will love. This year, skip the socks and ties and give your dad a gift that will make him smile -- some of these tasty pecan-themed Father's Day gifts from Classic Golden Pecans.