The Perfect Pecan Pie from Ken Haedrich

The Perfect Pecan Pie from Ken Haedrich

  Thanksgiving dinner demands pumpkin pie, of course. Of course, unless you live Down South and then the tradition is pecan. Ah, people may shy from making a second pecan pie in their lifetime. That filling can prove to be runny, too sweet, or even tough. I...
Pecan Meringue Cookies

Pecan Meringue Cookies

I am a fan of meringue cookies, with fond remembrance of “Surprise Cookies” from my childhood. Mounds of meringue, colored yellow or green or red, and filled with chocolate chips. Fresh from the oven, the meringue was sugar heaven encasing those warm, gooey chips....

Fruit Crisp with Spiced Pecan Topping

I went to graduate school studying applied mathematics, in particular optimization theory. At the time, some of the biggest users of the optimization techniques were the airlines. They were struggling with how to do scheduling, sizing of aircraft, and optimizing their...