Several days ago, I was asked to participate in an email recipe exchange. The criteria for the recipe included the following: it must be relatively easy, it must be one of your favorites and it must represent some part of your heritage.
It was pretty hard for me to come up with just one recipe to pass along, but I finally decided on pecan pralines.
Easy Pecan Pralines
* 1 1/4 cups of sugar
* 3/4 cups of brown sugar
* 1/2 cup of evaporated milk
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* 1 1/2 cups pecans
Put sugars and milk in heavy bottom pan and cook to soft ball stage. Remove pan from fire and add butter, vanilla and pecans, then stir until shine leaves mixture. Spoon onto waxed paper and let cool.
If you've never had a praline, you have certainly done yourself a disservice. I advise you to whip some up ASAP! And for the record, it's pronounced "prah-leen", not "pray-leen".
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