Monthly Archives: December 2010
Amy , Dan and Avery, my favorite guests from Neveda requested our recipe for praline bacon. This is sooooo good! I serve this with sweet potato and pecan waffles.
The key ingredient is Steen’s Cane Syrup. Since 1910, five generations of Steen’s have produced this cane syrup in Abbeyville Louisiana. They still use the original recipe , steam equipment and open kettle method to make pure cane syrup. It is thick and dark with a very distinct and robust flavor.
1 pound good thick cut bacon
4 TBS cane syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped fine read more »
One of my fond memories of Christmas were the tins that were filled with my Mom’s homemade candies. She would start weeks ahead to fill them with divinity, chocolate and peanut butter fudge and of coarse those melt in your mouth creamy pralines.
Nowadays, most pralines are sold in small boutiques and gift shops in the French Quarter. I ‘m not a fan of those shops as I find them to be too sugary and they crystallize very quickly. I much prefer my Mom’s recipe that is rich and creamy. Give it a try, you and your family will be fighting over them at the Christmas table!
4 tablespoons butter(unsalted)
1/2 cup + 4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 cups fresh pecan pieces
Line baking sheets using wax paper.
Enjoy jazz, gospel, classical and traditional music performed by some of our finest local talent.
Mon. Dec. 6th Ellis Marsalis
Wed. Dec. 8th Zion Harmonizers
Sun. Dec. 12th Ingrid Lucia
Mon. Dec. 13th Trish Foti Genco
Tues. Dec. 14th Danny O’Flaherty
Wed. Dec. 15th Tom McDermott
Thurs. Dec. 16th Philip Manuel
Sun. Dec. 19th St Louis Cathedral Basilica Concert
Mon. Dec. 20th Waltler Wolfman Washington
Tues. Dec. 21st Irvin Mayfield