I love nuts of all kinds, but I have to say that pecans are my absolutely favorite. Up until 3 years ago when my mother sold the family home, all my pecans came from the pecan tree in the backyard of the house in which I grew up. When I moved to New Mexico, my mother would ship me bags of shelled pecans for Christmas. Yes, I said “shelled” pecans! On my visits back home, I would raid her freezer which normally had more pecans that she could eat. It always gave me a thrill to think that I was still eating pecans from the same tree after all of these years!