Many, many Americans are absolutely helpless in the kitchen, so thank the Lord almighty we have Paula Deen and her can opener. For my readers in the UK and elsewhere, Paula is an institution (or drives people to institutions, take your pick). This celebrity chef has tv shows, books galore, and a fan base on par with Nigella's. Like Nigella, Paula has no problems dousing her food with cream, butter, mayo, or salt. Being a Southerner, she lays it on thick with the lard and shortening to boot.
So today my friend Linda alerted me to a new recipe Paula's come up with through the Food Network's site. Linda thought of me, I'm sure, because a. I'm a food writer IRL and love new recipes b. the word "English" appears in this recipe and c. who isn't looking for a fresh, new way to cook peas? Once you've checked out this recipe, you, too, will be rushing to your pantry and fridge for all the ingredients -- well, two to be exact -- to create a meal your family won't soon forget.
Oh, and be sure to read the comments on this recipe.