Nutz! It’s National Pecan Day!

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Holy moly. We almost missed National Pecan Day.  It’s today! (The recipes at the link are delicious.)

National Pecan Day is a food holiday observed each year on April 14.

A member of the hickory family and is native to central and southern United States. “Pecan” is an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. They are an excellent source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E.  Pecans can help reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol levels in the blood.  They are rich in dietary fiber.

Pecans make great snacks all on their own, but they also make terrific garnishes to other foods such as desserts, salads or the main meal.  Sweet or savory, pecans can add a little glamor to a dish or be the star of the show.

Whether pecans are in pralines, pecan pie, or added to cookies or muffins–they’re the best. Try frying them in a non-stick skillet, in their own oil, like they do down South. Delicious and nutritious.

Who knew that the pecan tree is a member of the hickory family? They’re also related to black walnuts, which, in my opinion, are far more deserving of the Algonquian name meaning “a nut requiring a stone to crack.” A stone or a vise!  In any case …

Happy National Pecan Day!


20 responses to “Nutz! It’s National Pecan Day!

  1. O’ YES ….. Pe ~ CAN ! & MORE!!! …ha

  2. Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin !!!! “Drink-up” !!!!

  3. ~ thinkwell …. ~ Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Mrs. Rondeau,

    These two links provide a Wealth of information about Ted Cruz and his Family History & the authors make a good attempt at connecting the dots:

    Warning! Some of the information is unsubstantiated speculation of a puzzle in progress being pieced together, but it all seems to be very believable to my eye, the best I’ve found to date. The substantiated information proves that Ted’s father is a hypocritical lying fraud & the preponderance of evidence does not cast Ted in a favorable light either
    (& puts his mere citizenship in doubt).

  4. I love Pecan Pie!!! 😀

  5. what if trump …. really DOES understand the dang….system??? ha

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