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Feb 4, 2013 12:13 PM

Your Mom's Recipes, Which You Still Prepare

Enchiladas Suizas

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken Breasts in a White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms and Rice

Fried Pork Chops

Stew (more of a spicy vegetable/beef soup, really)

Cornbread Dressing

Fried Cheeseballs
Roast Beef with Biscuit Dumplings

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  1. Mandelbrot
    Sour cream cookies
    Stuffed cabbage
    Sweet & sour meatballs
    Cole slaw
    Turkey with cornbread stuffing

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    1. re: judybird

      Really interesting to me how many of these reference some form of cabbage roll! Perhaps it is because it isn't a 'trendy' dish right now, so there aren't new fangled variations that contemporary Chefs are publishing?

      1. re: sophiejj

        I'd be surprised if there wasn't a kimchee roll!

        1. re: sophiejj

          Well, now you've gone and said it! Countdown to sous vide stuffed cabbage begins now...

      2. Chicken paprikash from a recipe given to me by my late mother who followed the recipe to the letter.

        I embellished the recipe by adding 2 tablespoons of paprika to the pot instead of 1/2 a teaspoon. Also added a shredded carrot to the other aromatics of onion, celery and bell pepper. Because I like a heartier chicken flavor, boneless chicken thighs are used instead of breasts. Since I will have been wed to my wonderful wife of Italian heritage since 1960 (anniversary date Feb. 6), an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce is added plus 4 ounces of red wine used to rinse the tomato sauce can.

        Vivi, ama, ridi e specialmente mangia bene (Live, love, laugh and especially eat well).

        Buon appetito

        1. +1 on Chicken & Dumplings
          Cabbage Patch Stew ( sounds horrible; tastes wonderful
          Fried then braised pork
          +1 on the cornbread dressing
          Sunday Pot Roast
          Just wish she were still standing here watching me and making sure I do it right! Miss her every day

          1. Dove Cacciatorre
            Sloppy Joe's
            Pineapple creamcheese pie

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            1. re: mrbigshotno.1

              Pineapple creamcheese pie!?! Sounds delicious!

              I still make, on occasion, my mom's dumplings. I have the recipe written on a scrap of paper posted on the frig.

              Mom could cook, bake like nobody's business and I've rarely achieved her results. I've attempted but never achieved.

            2. Braised brisket - I've substituted sauteed onions for the onion powder and added a 1/2 cup red wine, but it's still her recipe (actually the recipe of the wife of one of my father's co-workers, but my mother's been making it for 50 years so I think it counts as hers).

              Stuffed flank steak - This was actually my paternal grandmother's recipe, which my mother learned after she married.