Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just like grandma used to make

I was talking to my friend, Louisa, yesterday about recipes, which made me think of one of my all time favorites, my Grandma B's rice pudding.

When I think of her, I think of several dishes: the rice pudding, this Italian beef she used to make, her pies (crusts were amazing), and these lekvar cookies that I tried for years to duplicate. For some reason, that recipe wasn't in her recipe box or any of her cookbooks, all of which I inherited when she passed.

There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. She was a great woman and I actually credit her with my gift of storytelling, but that's another tale for another day.

Is there a dish you make that reminds you of someone special?

11 comments:

  1. Carrot cake makes me think of my dad--not because he would make it but because it was his favorite dessert. :)

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  2. My grandma's yeast rolls. Time consuming but incredible.

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  3. Fudge always makes me think of Mom. Lemon Bars make me think of my sisters. Spinach dip makes me think of my brother. Blueberry jam is my father, because he used to make the best blueberry jam ever. Can you tell my family spent a lot of time in the kitchen?

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  4. Grandma used to make homemade candies using orange and lemon rinds. Since Grandma passed away, I've never seen any of those.

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  5. I spent summers on my grandmother's farm in southern Alabama and, one summer, I copied down all her recipes. Whenever I want to bake a cake that's really special, I reach for one of her recipes.

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  6. It's not one thing in particular but when I bake (especially cookies) I think of my grandma. :) She passed away when I was younger but I remember spending a lot of summers in her kitchen.

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  7. I love a good Tapioca pudding. My Nana makes so many great things that most folks can't hold a candle to her but I'm biased.LOL. My other grandmother who passed away made the best homemade iced tea that somehow can't be duplicated. It was perfect.

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  8. I have a few recipes from those from back home--my husband's grandmother made wonderful molasses cookies I make now and then:)

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  9. I didn't think I could lurve you anymore than I do, but dang, you're making me fall all over again! I love rice pudding. You do know that's a Cuban delicacy, don't you? Plus, any woman who pays tribute to her grandmother is A+ with me:)

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  10. I come from a long line of horrible cooks.
    My grandma was the queen of Canned creamy crap casseroles.

    My mom tried, but she just never got very creative. and I still don't like carob chip cookies. (we were very granola growing up. bleck)

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  11. Mmmm rice pudding. You know where I got my recipe? Well I don't know his name, but he's this strange move star and he wrote a book of his grandfather's recipes. It's with aborio and a very easy. My Nana was great with certain dishes-chicken and dumplings (this nana was Irish) and her pie crusts were out of this world. Her lemon meringue pie was peaked so perfectly with sugar drips in the vallys that it'd make a baker weep for the sight of it.

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