But now, think gourmet: do oh-so-sweet local Missouri pecans top the list? If not, you heard it here, first!
Missouri pecans are smaller and sweeter than southern-grown pecans. They're harvested tree by tree from 200-year old native trees that line rivers and separate fields ... and are spectacular in a pair of recipes from this week's Kitchen Parade column, a delicious buttered pecan ice cream and an old recipe from my Auntie Gloria, pecan meringue cookies.
For the record, this is my contribution to the summer ice cream event at Sweet Pleasure!