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Family Recipes

We want to know your grandmother's secret cake recipe and your father's best steak sauce. Share your favorite family recipes with other Chowhounds and get their best in return.

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Meatloaf recipe for the unadventurous?

ninrn
by ninrn 5 days ago

I want to take a meatloaf over to neighbors I don’t know all that well. I have limited experience eating or making meatloaf, so I could use some tips and/or recipes. Their son tells me meatloaf is ...

What’s your secret Curry ingredient or technique?

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by kelvin_of_ranard 1 month ago

In reference to the dish, versus the powder, what secrets are Hounders willing to share on how prepare excellent curry?

Off the top of your head: How many recipes do you know by heart?

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

I remember working with a top French chef on projects in the New York/Miami area. Once I asked him: How many recipes do you have memorized? He thought for a moment and responded: around 3,000. And ...

The cake that brought me closer to the wonderful woman I'll never know

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Online I discovered blogs where bakers of my generation cook directly from the recipe books of forebears. . .

Recipe ideas

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by manolotraveler 3 months ago

I just got a new, enormous saute pan and so I'm looking for some recipe inspiration! Especially interested in pan-braises (like chicken cacciatore) so I can fry/saute things AND braise them in this...

Dinner Rut, Advice with Kids

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by natalie81 4 months ago

My kids are super frustrating me lately. They are actually pretty good eaters, but the last two new recipes I have made they have all asked me never to make again. We are trying to cut back on me...

I need some serious help!!!

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by jritz 9 months ago

My girlfriend was born with many food allergies, and I’m trying to find some recipes that cater to her needs. Her allergies include: Peanuts Nuts Eggs Wheat Seeds Sesame seeds Edamame Fish...

My Mom's birthday meal!

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by makeupyourworld 7 months ago

Hey chowhounders. I'm a twenty year old hoping to someday be a cook (although I'm in college studying something completely different, haha) and for my mom's birthday I made her a steak dinner. The ...

Software, applications for personal recipes

tinpanalley
by tinpanalley 8 months ago

I'm not looking for one of the millions of apps that connects you to recipes from various websites, I'm talking about software or applications (mobile or web) that allow you to actually organise an...

What's your signature stew?

bestbitesonly
by bestbitesonly 9 months ago

I need ideas for home made stews for the Winter. I'm using Le Creuset for most of my home soup/stew cooking.

What are you baking these days? December, 2018 edition!

buttertart
by buttertart 11 months ago

It's December in some of my favorite places already. This is probably the bakingest month of the year, what with holiday and gift baking. What are you up to in the kitchen these days? I made th...

El Chipotle Taqueria | Soquel, Santa Cruz County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

In July I asked a friend to pick a spot near her office for our business lunch meeting. She suggested El Chipotle Taqueria in Soquel commenting that it's "not that Chipotle", rather a friendly fami...

Grandma's Torte recipe - possibly Serbian?

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by Splendid Spatula 12 months ago

Hi Hounds, Seeking a recipe for something like the Grandma's Torte served at Milwaukee's Three Brothers restaurant. It is described as a "seven layer walnut based torte with fruit and topped with...

Recipe for "vintage" recipe of "ham and mango"

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by Dymonsnprls 1 year ago

My gram used to make a dish called "ham and mango". She was from the Coal Region of PA. "Mangoes" are green peppers. It was sort of a ground ham salad with green peppers. It was served cold and ...

Why do some Italians put "Hard Boiled Eggs in Pasta Sauce" ?

MariaRN
by MariaRN 6 years ago

Hi All ! The curiosity is killing me! While reminiscing with my Parents, we started a huge conversation about my Grandmother putting eggs in her Sunday Pasta Sauce. I have NEVER heard or se...

Do you cook a lot of international food at home?

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by kris_10 1 year ago

Curious about what kinds of cuisines other people cook from in their homes! We do Japanese, Chinese, Burmese, Italian, French, Indian...all kinds! What about you?

Borscht can be beautiful...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Was invited to dinner at a friend and she says: I have prepared a surprise for you. We have known each other for quite a few years, and I was curious...and a bit hungry. Low and behold, as our firs...

fresh turmeric root... how to use it?

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by luckiestduck 7 years ago

I impulsively bought some fresh turmeric root as a friend was espousing its various health benefits. I have no idea what to do with it, really. I love using Indian spices, but I don't know how fres...

Canadians--tell me your favourite recipe from Mom or Grandma

Godslamb
by Godslamb 8 years ago

I am wondering what you all ate growing up, and if you have a recipe for it. I am interested to see what Canadians ate when they were children, and what ethnicities are represented. I grew up Menn...

Indonesian Food Recipes (Need your comment and suggestion)

enzhndyn
by enzhndyn 1 year ago

Hello, I have an assignment to translate some recipes from Indonesian into English. Could you please help me to review the recipe below? Please give me your comment and suggestion about the recipe....