In preparation for an excursion to the Texas coast, I thought I would make a road-trip worthy snack: lavender and pecan brownies. Even though lavender was originally an Asian flowering plant (not French, can you believe it?), its locations are now very diversified. In fact, many lavender fields can be found in the Texas Hill Country. I used the Homesick Texan‘s recipe for these delectable treats, but I swapped the walnuts for good ol’ Southern pecans and upped the dried lavender to a full teaspoon. Let me tell you, the brownies certainly smell and taste like home.