Thursday, November 16, 2017


Last week it was my Sunday to help with breakfast in our ABS (Adult Bible Study). I took two things: this breakfast quiche and a new recipe I decided to try--pecan balls. Turns out they are easy and delicious. I'd be remiss if I kept this kind of goodness to myself. Here's the recipe...


1 cup All-purpose flour
1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter
1 heaping cup of chopped pecans
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Once I saw the recipe ingredients, I realized this is pretty much the crust I make for my 4-Layer Delight just molded into bite-sized balls. You can see that recipe and all the other ones I've shared here in the Woodbank Lane Recipe File

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, and flour. It will not be smooth. It will be more like cookie dough.

Stir in pecans and salt. You'll have to work with it a good bit to get it all combined.

Roll the dough into 1/2 each balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 45 minutes. Let them cool completely before moving them to store. They break apart easily if you try to move them before they cool.

Look how cute they are. Ha!

They were a success in class. :-) And needless to say, I ate waaaaaay too many. I think these would be perfect in a pretty Christmas tin for teachers' gifts or for a neighbor or coworkers. I'll be making these again soon! And I loved how they filled up my milkglass pieces perfectly. Let me know if you try them...

Monday, November 13, 2017


Okay, friends. The countdown is on.

Less than two weeks to get your thoughts together on your Thanksgiving tables. Need a few ideas? I found some pretty ones. I've rounded us up a little of everything under the November sun. Look for neutrals, greenery, plaid, colors, and blue and white. I know you'll see something that promises to jump-start your holiday planning. 

Michelle Cannon Smith via Pinterest

Houzz via Pinterest

Parker Kennedy Living via Instagram

Hope this helps get your wheels spinning. Are you hosting this year?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Last week when I was gathering up inspirational pictures for my post about bringing the magnolia tree indoors (click here to read that post), I found the gorgeous portfolio of Matthew Caughy and I knew I had to share it with you. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017


The elegant magnolia tree is an absolute southern favorite. We had a beautiful one growing up. My brother and I had a love/hate relationship with that tree. On sunny afternoons with our neighborhood buddies, we climbed the tree and pretended to be in distant places. That was the love part of the

Friday, October 27, 2017


Not too long ago, one of my dearest friends shared a gluten-free cookie on Facebook made by her sister-in-law from a family recipe. I know there are many of you who have to avoid gluten and these look wonderful! I wanted to pass them along to you because I bet they are as scrumptious as they look. The three mix flavors that are now available at Amazon are original, chocolate, and cashew.