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Cranberry-Pecan Breakfast Bread

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

3 tablespoons ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1-1/4 cups orange juice

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup dried cranberries chopped 

1/2 cup Alamo Pecans chopped 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, orange juice, butter, and applesauce. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.

Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).

Top 7 Books That Will Make Pecan Lovers Go Nuts

 

As the holidays approach, many of us scramble to find the perfect gift for those special people in our lives. Alamo Pecan to the rescue! We have individual, crafted gifts and suggestions to please even the pickiest of people. For those who love to cook, revel in pecan history, or enjoy being nutty every now and then, we present the top 7 books that will make pecan lovers go nuts, as well as a personalized Alamo Pecan gift pairing to really make your Christmas present stand out this year!

1. The Pecan: A History of America's Native Nut $9.99

“In The Pecan, acclaimed writer and historian James McWilliams explores the history of America’s most important commercial nut. Southern cooks would have to hang up their aprons without America’s native nut, whose popularity has spread far beyond the tree’s natural home.” 

Alamo Pecan Simply Irresistible Tin

 

2. Pecan Treats and Sweets $4.99

“A classic book containing a collection of delicious recipes using pecans. With nine chapters, including 'Main Course Dishes', 'Breads', 'Salads and Sandwiches', 'Pies' and 'Desserts', this book is perfect for anyone with a love of pecans, or makes a great addition to anyone's recipe collection.“

 

Alamo Southern Pecan Pie

3. Pecan Lovers' Cook Book $9.99

“Indulge your pecan passion for pralines, macaroons, ice cream, bread pudding, rolls, muffins, cakes and cookies, main dishes and a wide variety of tantalizing pecan pies.”

 

Alamo Pecan Deluxe Combo Tin

 

4. Are There Nuts in the Pecan Pie?: Stories from a Ridiculous Life $9.99

“Shorts about the funny, petty, absurd stuff in life; Hollywood, San Francisco, the Obama election, Rock Stars on the hunt, Men on the hunt, Employers on the hunt, Single Girls who don't like the hunt but will adapt in order to survive . . . and some thought provoking, sappy, sentimental stuff too.”

Alamo Texas Variety Basket

 

5. Pecan Pie Baby $6.99

“A heartwarming children’s book, Pecan Pie Baby is [an] honest story about jealousy, anger, displacement, and love [that] will touch kids dealing with sibling rivalry and spark their talk about change.”

Alamo Pecan Brittle

 
 

6. Pecans: a Savor the South Cookbook $13.99

“Attributing her own love of this American nut to the state of her birth--Georgia is the nation's leader in growing pecans--and to the happy fact that her mother "hardly made a cookie, candy, or pan of Sunday dressing without them," Kathleen Purvis teaches readers how to find, store, cook, and completely enjoy this southern delicacy. Pecans includes fifty-two recipes, ranging from traditional to inventive, from uniquely southern to distinctly international, including Bourbon-Orange Pecans, Buttermilk-Pecan Chicken, Pecan Pralines, and Leche Quemada.”

Alamo Blackberry Pecan Preserves

Alamo Jalapeno Peach and Pecan Preserves

 
 

7. Nuttin' But Pecans $7.96

“Nuttin' but Pecans is more than 70 pecan recipes gathered from several areas of the United States as well as overseas. Author Rosie King shows that pecans can be used in unique combinations with other foods and not just in the customary pecan pie”

Alamo Pecan Texas Tray

 
 
 


 

 

Old Fashioned Creamy Pralines

Ingredients

2 cups sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon butter

1-1/2 cups Alamo Pecan Cooking Pieces

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, buttermilk and baking soda. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 210°. Remember to stir often for creamier consistency. 

2. Stir in butter and pecans; cook until thermometer reads 230°. Remove from the heat;  promptly add vanilla. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture loses its gloss and begins to set, about 5 - 8 minutes. Quickly drop by teaspoonful onto prepare foil-lined baking sheets (prep with Non Stick Cooking 

Spray). Cool. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce-weight: 120 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein

San Saba Holidays 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry During the 2016 Holidays 

San Saba - located at the top of the Texas Hill Country, might be a small town, but our holiday celebrations are Texas sized. After the last leftover turkey sandwich is eaten, our town of 3,000 starts December off with month-long holiday events. The events are all family-friendly, and free with only one exception - San Saba’s annual Christmas wine event the Sip n’ Stroll.

 

The 5th Annual Mill Pond Christmas Extravaganza is bigger and better than ever with the addition of Santa’s Workshop. Christmas Park is a 10-acre spread featuring over a million twinkling lights. Viewers opt to walk or drive through the dancing wonderland. A customized song list — a compilation ranging from uptown to country classic to christmas carols — broadcasts over 88.7 FM and features coordinated beats with flashing lights. Digitally animated scenes are cast upon the “animation tree” in addition to twinkling walk and drive-through tunnels, displays range from 20-feet snowman to a guitar playing Santa Claus and the Mill Pond Waterfall is covered in twinkling lights. The Christmas Park is open nightly from November 24, 2016, through January 6, 2017. Entry is free and open to all - and don't forget to swing by Alamo's storefront for coffee, coco and sweet treats to enjoy on your journey through the park! 

4th Annual Sip N’ Stroll - On December 10th, The San Saba County Chamber of Commerce hosts its fourth annual Sip N’ Stroll. The renowned wine tasting event, starts at 2 p.m. and runs through 6:00 p.m. on December 10th. Seven visiting wineries - including San Saba’s own Wedding Oak Winery and Old Man Scary Cellars - housed in seven businesses will pour wine and serve snacks. Tickets are $20 and include a wine glass and 10 taste pours. Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite or Chamber of Commerce website, or in person at Everett’s Furniture Emporium (310 E Commerce) or Wedding Oak Winery. The fun doesn't end with the Sip 'n Stroll. San Saba’s annual Christmas Concert will occur right after the Sip N’ Stroll on December 10th from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the strains of holiday favorites at the beautiful historic courthouse square for this annual event presented by the River City Band, that brings together old and young to delight in the carols of the season. Also on December 10th, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held after the Christmas concert. Sip wine or hot coco as tractors, trailers and all manner of transport transform into a rolling Christmas themed show. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; free and open to all.
 
Santa’s Workshop - Mill Pond Park will be home base for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Kids can decorate cookies and ornaments, get gifts like coloring books and have their pictures taken with Santa. Refreshments like hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Santa’s Workshop will be open for play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. December 3rd, 10th and 17th. 
 
Remember to grab stocking stuffers and hostess gifts (and yummy treats for Santa) at the Alamo Pecan & Coffee storefront! Choose from gourmet pecans, coffee, pies, sweet treats, fudge, pecan butters and oils, and other locally sourced gifts for the foodies in your life. On behalf of the Alamo family of elves, we wish you a wonderful Holiday season and hope to share in some joyour yuletide with you! 
 

 

 

 

Make Your Mail Order Holiday Gifts Alamo Pecan Special 

We Care Because you Care

What do you look for in holiday gifts? You want them to be packaged elegantly, you want quality ingredients, you want them to be appealing. You want these things in a gift because you care. You care about the hostess with the mostest that deserves a hostess gift they can enjoy in precious downtime. You want your loved ones to know they are important to you, so you search for the highest quality gifts made with love they can feel. You care that your clients continue to choose you (and want to ensure they continue to do so), so you search for corporate gifts that are sure to impress. Above all you want your holiday gifts to feel personal, to prompt a special and appreciated feeling in the recipient.

Personal touches can get lost in the internet and mail order gifts age reliant upon Amazon/third party distributors packing all manner of gifts. But not at Alamo Pecan & Coffee! We guarantee personal service, personal packing that make your gift say a very personal “Thank You.” We understand how important personal touches are in a digital, on-demand world. We genuinely care about you - our customer - and your gift recipients by proxy. That’s why we have a special commitment to our customers for every order. We put together our customizable corporate gift baskets - from a large selection of Texas pecan products, gourmet edible delights, delicious Alamo Pecan coffee, and even wine and pecan baskets - with the greatest love and attention to make your holiday gifting simple and memorable. 

For each order, whether bulk corporate gift orders or smaller scale orders for loved ones, you can expect the freshest Texas pecan products dressed in beautifully handcrafted bows and specialty wrapping. As we take your orders, we check all the boxes for your gift: is it for a special occasion; how would you like the enclosure card to read; is there a particular request; etc.? Instructions for these personal touches are given to our packing Elves who strive to fulfill your every wish. The packing Elves work purposefully always remembering each order’s importance and that every detail matters. From the careful placement of products, the sealing and package process, box selection and packing information – all of these specifications make our mail order gifts more personal. We hope that upon receiving the gift, the recipient will relay their thanks and delight for such a wonderful product.   

From your home computer or your office computer, you can trust us with your holiday and mail order gifting. With each order of pecan treats, pecan baskets and sweets, you have our commitment of quality and our 16 years of experience in the mail-order gift business. Our goal is to keep you returning year after year for your corporate gift and mail order gifting needs. 

So keep Alamo Pecan & Coffee in mind for all of your holiday gift giving needs.

“Remember the Alamo, the Unforgettable Taste!” 

 

Gift Giving made as Easy as 1-2-3

Trust Alamo and You Will See

To gift or not to gift – that is the question. The holidays always come in a blink of the eye. It seems to bring everyone to a fast halt, a scratch of the head, until - slowly - you realize its time! The panic sets in, the dread of the holiday shopping rush. Then you remeber, at Alamo Pecan & Coffee, holiday shopping is a breeze.  It's simple as 1-2-3!  Let’s start at the beginning.

1. You decide what you would like to gift from our catalog. 

2. Supply us with a gift list and enclosure card instructions. 

3. You tell us how you would like it shipped and when!  

You're done – sit down, kick up your feet, and wait for the phone to ring. Your customers will start by expressing their appreciation, their joy, and their satisfaction that you took the time to celebrate the season, the business, and the relationship in such a special way.  

And don’t forget, every business has fellow co-workers, managers, and assistants…so right after you send us the big list; take a moment and send us your personal list!  Now that’s shopping made sweet and easy!  Alamo Pecan & Coffee keeping things simple so that you can truly keep the “Happy” in Happy Holidays!!  

 

 

 

Alamo Can Make You a Leader in Corporate Gift Giving

Get the Scoop! 

We realize that every year during the holidays, your business is faced with the task of showing appreciation. Corporate gifts are designed to make a positive impression and promote your business in a special way - it's an extension of your marketing plan. Rightfully so. Nothing melts a customer’s heart more than receiving a beautiful and practical gift of appreciation; sweet treats for the long-term relationships or new prospects.  

This is how Alamo Pecan and Coffee can help with the seemingly daunting task of corporate gifting. We cheerfully answer your call for creative, classic and delicious gifts! We work through the process step by step with you to curate the ideal gift packages for your needs. Don't have time to go step-by-step? You can trust us with selecting and delivering exciting gifts from deep in the heart of Texas, that are rich with tradition and flavor! When you want to show how much you truly value your staff, customers, or business partners – you can trust Alamo Pecan & Coffee to make a lasting impression! Here are some of our corporate best seller items. 

Simply Irresistible Tin – Elegant and suited for all audiences! Filled with 7 yummy flavors of our fresh, gourmet pecans. This tin is perfect for sharing in the office or added to your holiday dessert table to be enjoyed by family and friends.

Alamo Classic – This beautiful grapevine divided basket contains 5 of Alamo’s finest flavored pecans. Certain to make an impressive and tasty statement, not to mention the reusable basket will come in handy for years to come. Take a handful and pass it around!!

Texas Basket – Deep from the Heart and full of pride! This basket full of big Texas flavor includes 4 assorted flavors of pecans, Honey Butter, and Texas Pecan Coffee. Your choice – your way. There's no better way to say, “Thank you from the Lone Star State."  

Executive Basket – Superior, Spectacular, Scrumptious – this basket makes the statement of “High Position and suited for that Extraordinary Someone”.  Shower them with thoughtfulness by sending this premium collection of Flavored Pecans, Pecan Candies, Pecan Honey Butter, Pecan Coffees, Pecan Preserve and Old Fashioned Pralines!  Goodness Gracious its Huge in size, flavor, and assortment.  You know it’s the Texas Sized way to show your deserving clients exactly how much you appreciate them.  

When You Want to Wish them Continued Success, Remember the Alamo Way is the Best!!