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There Is No better Dessert Combination

Pecan Pie Alamode, recipes below
July is national ice cream month as part of our ongoing series let's talk about ice cream, and pecan pie. I know the statement is quite opinionated but, I think many will agree that there is no better dessert combination then vanilla ice cream and pecan pie! Perhaps it’s the reason I liked Ben and Jerry’s old Rain Forrest Crunch ice cream flavor. Pecan pie makes me think of my southern heritage and the influence of Amerindians on American foodways. Amerindians gave the pecan its name; they knew and enjoyed them and introduced them to European settlers and the first Africans in North America. Pecans and pecan pies did not become popular in the south until the mid-20th century when farmers began cultivating a domesticated and improved pecan plant. 

I Scream For Ice Cream!

Ice Cream and Political Stability