My mother-in-law used to make these candies every Christmas. Her house smelled wonderful. Pralines are a Charleston favorite. They are sold in several shops that cater to tourists. If you can't get to Charleston, South Carolina, USA-you can always make your own, Please note that cooking times are approximate.
This recipe uses three simple ingredients,. It is perfect for entertaining, because it cooks on the back of the stove while everything else is being prepared for dinner. It can be made the day before. The cook time does not include the time it takes to boil the sweetened condensed milk. This pie recipe was shared with me by a friendly grocery check-out clerk that I used to swap recipes with each week. She liked my soups and I liked her desserts.
This was a BIG hit when I baked it for my family. This recipe is from an old issue of Southern Living magazine. I used Southern Living's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe#335085. I hope you enjoy the ten mile hike you should take after eating this slice of blissful sin!
I found this recipe in my husband's grandmother's old cookbook. His mom, Sarah, had shared it with her. This cookbook collection dates back to 1964. The photograph accompanying this recipe includes my grandmother in-law's lovely vintage apron , as well as her cookbook.
These sugar cookies are my husband's favorite comfort food. His mom made them for Christmas every year. I continue the tradition, but I make them for all the other holidays as well. The secret to getting these cookies perfect is to keep the dough cold and roll them very thin.
Sweet, savory, and decadent! I used B and B liqueur. Kailua, Bailey's, or Frangelica liqueurs would work just as well. Vanilla flavoring could substitute for the liqueur. A dollop of whipped cream adds a decadent finishing touch.
I found this receipt written on an old sheet of stationary with a letterhead containing an address on Meeting Street in Charleston, SC. It was written with a fountain pen in a very lovely script and signed with the initials RMC.
This is a classic, traditional receipt from Charleston. Benne' seeds are the same thing as sesame seeds. Charlestonians call recipes receipts. I have copied this recipe as it was written. I wish you could see this lovely, handwritten receipt.
After a long day of testing, I needed a fun activity for my middle school students. We played a round-robin game where students chose an ingredient for a class recipe from the following categories: protein, starch, vegetable, and seasonings. As a class we came up with Rosemary Pork with Angel Hair Pasta. It was a fun time of sharing and a wonderful way to connect mathematics to the real world.