Ethel Ann was a movie fanatic and there are stories of how she’d put all four of her children in the back of the station wagon with blankets and pillows and spend the evening at the drive-in. Katherine Hepburn was one of her favorite actresses and when she found Miss Hepburn’s recipe for brownies, there was a total recalibration. Fudgy, never “cakey,” our version is one of our favorite chocolate experiences.
Pecan tassies are a favorite Southern cookie, especially during the holidays. Ethel Ann would always include them in a tray of sweets for parties and gatherings during the season. We think they are a wonderful cross between a pecan pie and a pecan tart with a little hint of cream cheese in the crust. Our version is a wonderful holiday addition to any feast or you might just eat them all by yourself.