Spicy Black-Eye Pea Soup

Yet another recipe from Heather that's been sitting in my inbox for ages and ages, waiting to see the light of day from a post.

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Peach cobbler

I'm looking for some confirmation on this, but I suspect that peach cobbler is one of those homespun recipes that your good, standard Southern belles are supposed to carry as part of their genetic code. However, it seems that I inherited some recessive genetic goodness that meant I didn't know the recipe from birth. As a result, I lose this recipe at least once a year and have to go scrabbling on the 'net to find a new version.

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One very real cooking disaster

I just realized something. My statement about cooking disasters in my previous post wasn't the funniest cooking disaster ever.

Date: March 1, 2001. That day's entry was entitled 'All your Pyrex are explode to us.' My favorite line: "I've destroyed a lot of kitchen things over the past two years, but I've never made a pan explode before."

I present four pictures from this horrific event, which quite frankly speak for themselves:

Friday Five: cooking!

Courtesy of Heather, here's the latest round of the Friday Five.

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Pecan pie

Funny, I've never made this one; I just stole the recipe from Jeff's mother back at Thanksgiving. It's been sitting in my inbox ever since, begging to be posted. I've adored pecan pie ever since the first time my grandfather took me down to the pecan orchard to gather pecans that my grandmother turned into a pie that very same day.

Some foods just get better as you get older.Pecan pie

3 eggs, beaten
½ cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup melted butter
1 cup pecans
unbaked pie shell

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Double Peanut Clusters

Can be made into butterscotch or chocolate peanut clusters. I like both. Recipe courtesy of Jeff's mother.Butterscotch or chocolate peanut clusters

½ cup Peter Pan smooth or creamy peanut butter*
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate or butterscotch pieces
1 cup salted peanuts, whole

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