What is Your Favorite Family Recipe?

What's Your Favorite Family Recipe?Meals are an important tradition in many families, and are often a time to share stories, memories, and a laugh or two. What special recipe did you enjoy around the table with your family? Was it Bubbe's melt-in-your-mouth potato latkes, Uncle Bob's five-alarm chili, or your mom's sweet potato pone? If you can wrestle these secret recipes from your family members -- they might not be written down, after all -- share them in today's Throwback Thursday post.

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Heather January 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

My grandmother passed down homemade pierogies. Hands down, my fav! We all get together and make a large batch to share. Good times and good food!

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Lisa January 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

My mom makes the very best fresh pork roast with homemade german spaetzle. She usually makes homemade cucumber and onion salad as a side. Yum...

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Betsy January 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

sounds amazing! Love spaetzle. Would love the recipe for the spaetzle and salad if she's willing to share!

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Lori January 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Sunday gravy: homemade meatballs, pork, veal in tomato sauce. Slow cook. "Goodfellas" syle!

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James A. Fischer, RN, MSN January 22, 2015 at 10:10 am

Homemade German Potato salad.

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Cindy J January 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm

I'll vote for that!

My Family Favorite Recipe: Fettuccine alla Carbonara. Had it once a year at holiday time.

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Deborah Allen January 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

This time of year there are two... Beef Burgandy (Boeuf Bourguignon if you're French) which I swap in venison if I have it and an extra few drops of Tabasco for zing and Chicken or Turkey Noodle Soup made with lots of Garlic, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme....(I use Simon and Garfunkel's tune for a crutch).

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Bonnie C January 22, 2015 at 9:26 am

I love the easy casseroles made from leftovers.
Chicken pot pie - left-over chicken, left over veggies (or a bag of frozen mixed veggies), pie crust, gravy made from the chicken drippings, and seasoning to taste. Easy to do & you don't have to be as concerned about the cut of meat, since it all simmers together.
Chicken casserole - left-over chicken mixed with a can of condensed mushroom soup & 1/2 can of milk, topped with left-over stuffing.
We eat a lot of chicken. LOL

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Leola Funderburk January 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

My favorite is my mother's Macaroni & Cheese recipe.

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Jen January 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

Two favorites: My grandmother from the deep south used to make chicken and dumplings from scratch. Also, there's a handed-down recipe from my mother for macaroni-and-cheese that is a favorite. It appears to be my coworkers' favorite at Johns Hopkins as well! 🙂

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Shirley January 22, 2015 at 8:41 am

My grandmother made great homemade gefilte fish, and she handed the recipe down to my mom, who never tried it. I recently found the recipe, which involves 7 pounds of fish, and throwing all the leftover skins and bones in the bottom of the pan where it's all boiled down into a gel. I'm scared to try it.

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