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Let's Dish: What Is Your Most Treasured Recipe?

Let's Dish: What Is Your Most Treasured Recipe?

The other day I was frantically searching for my gazpacho recipe when a slip of paper caught my eye. It was a handwritten recipe for my grandmother's whiskey sauce. Seeing her loopy handwriting instantly made me long for the signature gravy-like sauce she used to serve with steak.

It got me thinking about my most treasured recipes. The recipes behind meaningful dishes from important moments or figures in my life. Although I haven't tasted Nan's whiskey sauce in years, the recipe is one that I will always hold close to my heart.

How about you? What are your most treasured recipes? What makes them so special?


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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
- Clam Sauce - Puttenesca Sauce - Salad Niciose - Tomato Salad **All recipes by my dad!! YUM!
macaronsbedon macaronsbedon 8 years
My grandmother's Christmas sugar cookies. With the frosting, coloured sugars and bits and pieces of peppermints they’re scrumptious. They're so good my uncle Martin stashed some for himself once during a holiday gathering...hoping that we wouldn't go look for them! Ha ha ha think again Martin :-9
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Probably my mom's White Chili - it's really the only recipe that I've asked for again and again. So good in winter!
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
My MIL's tamales I'm so glad she taught the husband and I to make them. They're so dang good I take orders for them at work. :) yummy.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
My mom's hot chicken salad casserole, my aunt's apple cake, and my grandma's chicken and dumplings. Oh, and Grandma's apple crisp....soooo good! :drool: The chicken and dumplings weren't from a recipe, I just learned by watching. How I miss those amazing, loving, special women!
AMP AMP 8 years
my mom's canolli or tiramisu
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 8 years
my mom's recipe for chile rellenos, mole, chicken soup (with a little bit of mint), and my grandmother's recipe for tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Maybe I'll give my mom a call and we can make tamales this weekend!
jdscottie jdscottie 8 years
my grandmother's chicken and dumplin' recipe is the best. She never measured anything, just a pinch of this and a dash of that. She also has a recipe for Hot Hominy. It is made with canned hominy, onions, spices and cheese whiz. It may sound gross, but it is really good! We always had it at the holidays. My mom makes a great fruit salad and Mississippi Mud cake.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
my grandmother's cha gio...she would make them whenever we would visit and set the table with the fine china. it was always a special occasion when she brought out the cha gio!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
Onion Pie! :drool:
roxyb roxyb 8 years
My grandmother's jam cake recipe. All the women in our family make it every Thanksgiving. Also, my brother-in-law's late father's cheesecake recipe - all the men in the family make that every Christmas.
sauterhead sauterhead 8 years
My mom has this wonderful chocolate chip zucchini muffin recipe that's to die for... my friends who did not grow up with me (aka from college, etc.) had no clue what the hell I was talking about until I brought a batch back with me from home - they're beyond delicious and it's a recipe I refuse to share.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
My grandmother's cake...a yellow cake with homemade chocolate frosting and whipped cream filling.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Great Grandma's Salmon Patties
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 8 years
My mothers pan con chumpe, tamales, pupusas basically all the food from home that takes days to make!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I love all my recipes, I'm a big collector. dameneko - I'm coming to your house - yummy foods galore!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
haha you know what else? for the first time ever, I helped cook in the kitchen 4th of july with my mom and aunt. My aunt's baked beans were amazing, and now i have her recipe from watching! That was a memeory and taste I won't forget!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
For me, I have a few...for one thing, my mom has a recipe for beef stroganoff that is amazing. I want the whole cookbook because it isn't just that recipe, the old betty crocker prange book (its from the 80s) comes out and I know dinner is going to be amazing. Also, my Nanny's Fudge, which, I can't make it turn out, but i can't find a fudge with that consistency maw-maw's choclate meringue pie and her neighbor (who was like my mom's adopted gparents when she was alive) yeast rolls. It's nice having a recipe that my mom remembers fondly as a child. It's almost like heirlooms. I certainly will pass them down, with the stories, to my kids. Unfort, my nanny won't make her fudge for us anymore because she thinks we need to lose weight, but one day I will get it to harden and THEN I shall have some! It's fudge, with heavy cocoa, that has a grainy texture. It's amazing. She got it off the cocoa box years and years's in her head and on my paper now!
mswender mswender 8 years
So many!
dameneko dameneko 8 years
@esk4, what are bits-o-brickle cookies? i love cookies and i love toffee, so i am intrigued!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
My shortbread recipe. Those cookies are little pieces of heaven. I have a good recipe for NY style cheesecake. It's excellent, and it ruined me for other cheesecake. To date, I have not had a better cheesecake. Nothing else compares.
dameneko dameneko 8 years
grandma's fried chicken, pie crust & snickerdoodles, mom's ching po leung (chinese medicinal dessert soup), spare ribs with plum sauce & stuffed poblano chiles, auntie's manicotti & spicy sausage lasagna, cousin's chipotle mac 'n' cheese, other cousin's mango & linguica stir-fry, and my artichoke heart salad, lemon drop butter cookies with rosewater icing & haupia (hawaiian coconut pudding)!!
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
My moms chicken and mole over spanish rice (yummmm) I cna never make it quite like hers tho' :(
esk4 esk4 8 years
my grandmas bits-o-brickle cookies...
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