Oddly enough, mom always made the best split pea soup with ham. (I say 'oddly enough,' because as most of you know, my mother wouldn't touch a pea or most vegetables w/ a ten ft pole! She will sustain herself on skinless grapes and peanut butter.) This time of year makes me feel like making some wonderful split pea soup (click on pic for easy recipe). I may just have to learn how to turn on the stove!