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       Title: Doris’s Pralines
  Categories: Cajun, Candies
       Yield: 12 servings
       4 c  Sugar                               1 cn Condensed milk
       5 c  Pecans                              1 ts Vanilla
       4 tb Karo syrup                          1 cn Water
       1 tb Butter                         
   Mix all ingredients except butter, vanilla, and pecans.
   Cook on low fire until the mixture forms a soft ball in
   cold water.  Remove from fire.  Add butter, vanilla, and
   pecans, and beat until the mixture holds its shape.  Spoon
   onto buttered wax paper (Add old newspaper under your wax
   If candy gets hard before all is spooned out, add a little
   water, and heat over.  Or you can let it stand on low heat
   while spooning out.
   If you have never tasted freshly made pralines, made from
   fresh Louisiana pecans, you have just never really lived.
   Justin Wilson says, "Doris is the much better half (wife)
   of my good friend Gordon Martin, the sheriff of St. James
   Parish.  Every Christmas Eve we go by to see them after
   watching the bonfires that are burned on the levees along
   the Mississippi River to light the way for Papa Noel (Santa Claus).