I've been using this recipe for over 20 years, ever since I moved to South Carolina. It can be adjusted to serve any number. Allow 2 tablespoons of seasoning per quart of water. If you cannot find hot smoked sausage, use another smoked sausage such as kielbasa and add crushed hot red pepper to the pot.
All ingredients come from the freezer or the refrigerator and are assembled at time of use. Freshly cooked beans are better than the canned variety so have some on hand always, all beans work well for this wonderful soup! Ladle into your nicest soup plate, find a warm cozy place to sit and sip your soup.
Here is a recipe for a bread machine, though it can easily be done in the conventional, muscle building way. You use the dough only setting and do the rest by hand. For machines that do 1 1/2 - 2 pound capacity.
Better titled as 'Bedroom Brie'! This is our favorite food after the kids have gone to sleep. A wheel of Brie is wrapped in pastry, then topped with pecans and honey, and baked to golden perfection. Best paired with a Sauvignon Blanc.