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SOUTHERN PECAN PRALINES

Southern Buttermilk Pralines - CopyThis Pecan Praline recipe is a Southern favorite.  A very sweet and sugary candy laden with pecans and so famous in New Orleans.  There are many different recipes for this treat but most of them contain milk, sugar and pecans. A wonderful Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or anytime gift everyone will enjoy.  Make some of these delicious treats and share with friends and family.

2 cups pecans

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk

6 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine, pecans, white sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk and butter in a good sized pot on top of the stove.  Bring to a boil on medium high and cook to soft ball stage.  (Soft ball stage means drop a small amount in ice water and it forms a soft ball when you pick it up out of the water and roll between your fingers) You can also use a candy thermometer and cook to 234 degrees. Remove pot from heat, stir in vanilla extract,  cool for a few minutes and beat with a spoon until becomes thick and creamy.  Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.  Makes 12 to 15 pralines depending on size you make them.

You might also like my recipe for Kentucky Bourbon Balls.

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SAUSAGE AND CHEESE GRITS MUFFINS

Sausage Cheese Grits Muffins - TSLCThese Sausage and Cheese Grits Muffins are wonderful with soup on a cold day or with any meal.  Serve them for breakfast with coffee and eggs.  Grits are a Southern staple.  I love these with butter and coffee in the mornings. They will keep for several days in or out of the refrigerator and warm up great in the microwave or oven.

1/2 pound pork sausage, cooked

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking grits

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup butter,  melted

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook sausage in a skillet like hamburger, drain and set aside.  Whisk together flour, grits, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir in melted butter, eggs, buttermilk and honey with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in sausage and shredded cheese.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, add batter and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.  Makes 12 muffins.  Enjoy!

You might also like my recipes for  some of the other muffins on the site.

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BAKED BLACK-EYED PEAS AND SMOKED SAUSAGE

Baked Black-Eyed Peas and Smokied Sausage TSLC - CopyThis recipe for Baked Black-Eyed Peas and Smoked Sausage goes great with some cornbread, turnip greens and boiled eggs. Don’t forget the sweet tea!  Southerners love their black-eyed peas and this family loves them, too.  You can make this with dried, frozen or canned black-eyed peas.  I made this recipe with the dried cooked peas.

1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas, (cooked according to package directions) or two 14 ounce cans, undrained.  or you could use frozen peas.

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

2 tablespoons tomato ketchup

1 tablespoon molasses or syrup

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced in rounds

Cook dried peas according to package directions leaving about 1/2 cup of the soup and draining the rest.  Add the chopped onion, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, molasses, salt, pepper and sausage. Stir all ingredients together in a 2 quart baking dish and bake covered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Remove cover and bake another 15 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!

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Cookbook Before Christmas

Want your cookbook before Christmas? Place your order TODAY to receive your book before Christmas. All orders placed after today, we cant guarantee they will arrive before Christmas! Thanks so much!

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Just a few comments taken from Facebook and our website from fans who bought this cookbook:

Dana Tomaras:  Purchased this cookbook it is “awesome” !!!!! 

Jonathan Weinberg:  Bought it a couple weeks ago. A wonderful compilation. Oh, and made ‘My Daughter’s Pound Cake’ recipe. Fantastic!

Cynthia FowlerReceived my copy today! I can’t wait to get started trying recipes! Thank you!

Carie Kuykendall GraffI am so excited to get your cookbook in the mail today. I am off work on Wednesday but now I can decide what to bake first.

Andromedia Cady Bright:  Got my cook book on Saturday. Can’t wait to use it! Now we need one with the “regular food” recipes!

Sally Hutchinson HussGot my cookbook today! Love it.

Linda Hafer Holliman: I just received your cookbook in the mail today. I is just wonderful. I just can’t wait to start baking for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for sending so quickly.

We actually had one order for 13 cookbooks from a gentleman who plans to give them to all the ladies in his family for Christmas gifts!

Merry Christmas everyone and thank you so much for your orders and wonderful comments about the cookbook!

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