Family Recipes

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HELP NEEDED! Family recipe calls for dark corn syrup, but none to be found in our house...

by lifespan 11 years ago

We are snow bound here. Our larder is incomplete and we are attempting to cook spouse's mom's pork & sauerkraut with potatoes and tart apples for New Year's. Recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup of dark c...

Attempting to make a family recipe organic -- sub for organic dark corn syrup in caramels?

by kmpls 11 years ago

My family has a caramel recipe that is at least 3 generations old. My grandmother made these when my mother was young, and my mother made them every holiday season of my life until I was 19 or 20,...

I’m finally done with my family cookbook! (lessons learned + a recipe)

Katie Nell
by Katie Nell 11 years ago

I’m finally done with my family cookbook, almost 3 years, 4 printing companies, and 89 pages later! Lord help me if I find a typo!! ;-) I thought I’d jot down some of things I’ve learned and cho...

Ellen's Family recipe BBQ sauce

by jumpingmonk 11 years ago

Hi to all, Some time ago while browisng in a fish/seafood store I happend to purcase a bottle of the aforemnetioned BBQ sauce (It comes in abottle with a tan label sorta cursive writing, and the...

Comfort food, Old family recipe idea

by elisarose 11 years ago

Stuffed cabbage is the oldest main dish that I can remember, that is an acceptabe dish, for low k, low NA, low phosphorus, DM; cabbage and groung beef being on yes list, limit tomatoe sauce, watch...

Sunday Gravy and Ruggiero's "Italian Kitchen: Family Recipes from the Old Country"

by Rubee 13 years ago

Help! I'm planning on making a big batch of spaghetti and meatballs...I mean, Sunday gravy and polpetti...using one of my favorite recipes - from David Ruggiero's grandmother. Unfortunately, I ...


by mark the butcher 13 years ago

I'm looking for some old family scrapple recipe's so I can make some this fall. Any suggestions?

Family Recipe, Newport, VT

by hiddenboston 15 years ago

We went to the Family Recipe diner in Newport on the way to Quebec City last Friday. They had really good diner food, including Hebrew National hot dogs and excellent pastrami. And the people there...

Pepper Jelly: please divulge your family's recipe?

by Carb Lover 16 years ago

After hearing about Foster's Market Seven Pepper Jelly (see link) a while back, I've wanted to try making my own (not necessarily w/ 7 peppers though). It seems like such a versatile and unique con...

Old family recipes

by Chickpea 16 years ago

Hi there, Do you have a family recipe that you've changed to suit your personal tastes, dietary restrictions, allergies, etc.? It can be anything from deleting the olives from your mom's lasagne ...


by StephenB 17 years ago

Well, it is the time of year in Wisconin to tend to the kitchen garden and make a batch of pickles. The one's I make are crock pickles, meant to be eaten 'fresh'. Does anyone have a favorite fami...

Raw eggs: Old family recipe... how safe is it?

by Peter 17 years ago

Folks- While ChowHound isn't a cooking-oriented site per se, this seems to be an appropriate place to ask this question: I'm making an old family recipe for a flourless chocolate cake to serve ...

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