Family Recipes

My Mom passed away in August 2018. She was a teenager during World War II when most foods were rationed and everyone in school learned to cook. Her cooking was always more basic, but good and nutritious. I realized after her passing that I had very few of her recipes, you know, things that only she knew how to make. I was fortunate, while clearing her home I found this book. It was a mess but I boxed it up and had it shipped back home.

I’ve been working on it over the holidays whenever there was some quiet time. I found many recipes I know for a fact that she never made. Her intentions were good but most never came to fruition. I did find a few that I’m glad to have salvaged and I have many that I wrote down over the years. However, too many will be lost forever.

I encourage all of you to sit down with your parents, grand parents, aunts, uncles, or other relatives and learn their recipes and take the time to write them down. Remember, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.


Found her recipe for Hungarian Goulash, which I’ll be making in the next couple of days.  I remember eating this when I was a kid and it was always delicious.  Will update you on the outcome.

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