It 's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. We are making our traditional pralines and chocolate covered pretzels to ship off to the less fortunate (aka, those friends who decided to move away from this State-of-Awesome-Food.) If you are now thinking, "Louisiana???? Sweltering heat, bazillion per cent humidity, and mosquitos on steroids,....these had better be da*#*#*%*$***#* good pralines," all I can say is, "Have you tasted these babies?" I guess it goes without saying that I am pretty much a half-full-kinda-gal and right now I am totally full of kaka.