First off, amazing post...those really do look amazing, and having seen my grandfather make these, I know it takes a lot of work. I never thought about smoking them, I'm going to have to try that.
Secondly, I have a quick story. I asked my grandfather this past Xmas for his exact recipe. He's getting older and I really wanted to keep it going. He told me he doesn't really have it on paper he just "wings" it. So I ask my wife to go kiss up to him and see what info she can get. Takes her five minutes and she got the whole thing down on paper!
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack. Kathy you've got my vote!