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?