Blogger Amber Wilson’s blog-to-book, For The Love of the South is packed with recipes we Yankees are simply itching to recreate. Revitalize your passion for Southern food with this excellent collection of dishes, drinks, desserts and more, like this sweet, nutty Louisiana pecan milk.  

Pecan milk is like bottling up and drinking the essence of the Louisiana pecans that my grandfather lovingly cared for. Find the freshest pecans you can for this recipe. You can reuse the leftover strained pecan meal in several ways: I add some of the damp meal to cornbread batter or pancake batter. It’s also yummy stirred into oatmeal. You can add it to a vanilla ice cream base to make pecan ice cream!

Reprinted with permission from For the Love of the South