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Can I have your secret family recipe?!?!?

Do you have a secret family recipe that you could share? I want to know what recipe in your family has satisfied generations! :)

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    1. re: Vidute

      Obviously not, or it wouldn't be a secret.

      1. re: greygarious

        Took the words right out of my mouth!

    2. We don't do "secrets" but do have family recipes that we enjoy and share. Which would you like: Picke Relish, beefburgers, sugar cookies, peanut brittle?

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      1. re: MidwesternerTT

        One can never have too many burger recipes. :)

        1. re: Sirrith

          Beefburgers is a loose-meat / "sloppy joe" sandwich - recipe previously shared here on CH at this link http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9174...

      2. My Mom's meatloaf was good & even though I've tried other recipes I have found none better. My 2 daughters once had a meatloaf taste testing contest & Mom's recipe was a clear winner. Here's Mom's recipe.

        Chop 1/2 of an onion.
        Chop an equal amount of celery.
        And chop an equal amount of green bell pepper
        Saute vegetables in a small amount of oil till tender.
        Let vegetables cool.
        Place 2 pounds ground beef in a large bowl. Then add:
        3 Tablespoons ketchup
        2 Tablespoons horseradish (the grated variety stored in vinegar and purchased in a jar)
        1 and 1/2 slices of bread (soaked in milk, squeezed dry, then pulled apart)
        1 teaspoon powdered beef bouillon (or 1 beef bouillon cube crushed)
        1 Tablespoon parsley
        1 egg
        salt & pepper (to taste)
        the cooled vegetables
        Combine ingredients well. Place mixture in a foil lined baking pan & shape into a loaf
        Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
        Lower heat to 375° and bake for 10 minutes
        Lower heat to 350° and bake till done, about 50 minutes

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        1. re: i_am_Lois

          Horseradish!! never heard of that in meatloaf! will try! thx

          1. nope. It isn't a secret but I don't share it with complete strangers.

            1. Hungarian paprikás csirke with homemade galuska, There is no written recipe...we just make it.

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              1. re: Springhaze2

                Springhaze2, sure would love to know how you make them. Family recipes are the best!