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    Recipe Memories

    I just put a Peach Cobbler in the oven. Every time I make it, I think of my Father. He always said, "Serve me up some of that Peach Gobbler and I'll gobble it up for you." What recipes prompt sweet memories for you?

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    Whenever I make baked potatos, I think of my mum, who always used to say, "Nothing hotter than a hot potato." as she put them on your plate.

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    Homemade egg noodles. We make them during the holidays. Was my mothers best recipe and I think my sister and I have her recipe pretty well copied!

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    I have two favorites that make me remember, my Father. 1. Hot Apple Pie out of the oven with a slice of cheese on top. 2. Homemade cornbread and buttermilk. He died at 49 yoa, in 1982, and I miss him terribly every day. All memories of him are good.
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    My grandmother's pumpkin pie. I make it every Thanksgiving using her recipe. Easy and better than the restaurant or premade pies. For my DS and DDILove's 2nd anniversary, I made a cookbook of family recipes and added a picture of the family member who made that favorite. They were so thrilled, they called and thanked me as soon as they opened it. A first!!
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    For me it is macaroni and tomato sauce served on my grandmother Louisa's macaroni platter. I never knew her but my mother kept her memory alive by using her platter when we had macaroni. My mother used her mother's way of serving macaroni on that platter, one layer of sauce, some cooked macaroni, sauce, macaroni, sauce and some grated Italian cheese over the top. I inherited my grandmother's platter and used it her way over the years. I don't do those big dinners any longer and now the platter is with one of my granddaughter's and she will begin serving macaroni the way her great great grandmother Louisa, great grandmother Millie and grandmother May (me) did to the next generation of our family.
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    I guess my best memories from a recipe would be Easter (as I am not a fan of lamb and mint), but the pies ... yummy especially Grandmother's pecan pies. We would set the table with the good china, silverware from the silverware chest. The table had our best tablecloth on it with napkins and all the finery for a good Easter dinner. I wish my grandchildren could of met my grandmother & my husband's grandmother when they were growing up and shared the many traditions.
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    When my dad made chili, you know, ( I don't remember my mom ever making it, but that could be because of my memory, not because O my mom) he put the beans in a blender and mushed them up before adding to the chili. That was what 45 years ago? I have never met anyone else who did that
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    My Mama's potato salad was so simple and yet so good. Makes me hungry just to think of it. Guess it's lunch time!
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    My best memory was when my mother made potato bread. The odor was scrumptious and Oh the taste of of a slab of the hot bread was the greatest.

    Our neighbors didn't ever bake and their kids would come sit on the back steps and wait when they smelled bread baking. One time the youngest boy said, "Mom said don't you ask for bread but if she offers it's okay." Kids are so honest and Mom always offered.

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    For me it is my Grandmas rice - she passed away 15 years ago- after she passed we found at least 5 different recipes written down ... it took my brother at least 10 years to hit the right combination from them and get it right . Now he makes it for all the family gatherings YUMMY
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    My mom was a self-taught cook and she became so good at it. Her homemade bread, homemade banana cream and coconut cream pies, her roasts, beef and pork and gravy, potato salad, cole slaw, miss her so much, not just her cooking, she excelled at all she did! We were so blessed to have her for so many years. She was an excellent seamstress too, self-taught, drafted her own patterns.

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    Spaghetti sauce and meatballs simmering on a Sunday morning. That is what I woke up to for 22 years. How lucky was I???
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    And where is the Peach Cobbler recipe? Yum Yum

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    Hot fresh homemade yeast bread...both grandma and mom made it as a treat. Sometimes for supper we'd have fried bread, a ball of dough smashed down to a puffy pancake, fried in a skillet and eaten with syrup and butter. Yum.

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    My mom's pinto bean soup with crunchy bacon, onions and corn bread. All mixed up together on my plate.
    Yummy!

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    OMGosh I've become that Grandmother in the memories
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    My Mom made the very best homemade bread-five loaves a week. My Dad would not eat bread from the store., She was an excellent cook. The threshing crews loved her food!!! I still use her bread and sweet roll recipes!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugosaB View Post
    When my dad made chili, you know, ( I don't remember my mom ever making it, but that could be because of my memory, not because O my mom) he put the beans in a blender and mushed them up before adding to the chili. That was what 45 years ago? I have never met anyone else who did that
    I do!!! I mash my beans with a potato masher before adding them to chili. My mother did it this way too. With the hull of the bean broken open, the chili gets thicker and the beans aren't so firm.
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    My dad would make banana pudding and even after I was grown and out on my own he would make it and tell me it was for my boys and I only. He never did like my first husband and he did not make it a secret he didn't like him. My first husband would try and get some from the boys and they would tell him no, because grandpa said so.. It was so good too.

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    My mum used to make a dish when we went camping - we called it Chicken Mess. Boned chicken (came in a jar back then), cream of chicken soup, can peas, and egg noodles. Not sure how it was cooked but it was all in one skillet - mm, mm, good!

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    My mother would put a brisket in the dutch oven and then make egg noodles. She draped the noodles over dowels hanging between cabinet doors. Three out of four of us kids would find excuses to wander through the kitchen to sneak the noodles. My sister was to little to reach so she had to beg us to sneak her some. I think she got more because she had us all taking for her. We always had coleslaw with beef and noodles.

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    Ya'll done made me hungry!
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