When I was looking for this recipe today, one daughter said, "You should have this memorized by now: brown sugar, pecans, and magic." SOmething I learned the hard way after posting this recipe the first time: Make sure your cook pot is big enough to accomodate boiling. I used a pot that was too small to accomodate a triple batch and transferred the pralines to a pot that was large enough, but not heavy enough. Lighter pans don't conduct heat properly. A double batch I made in the heavy pan worked much better. This comes from a cookbook that is probably out of print, Recipes and Reminiscences of New Orleans. I make double and triple batches.