What recipes do you and your loved ones cherish? Grandma's chicken pot pie? Aunt Thelma's apple fritters? Time to spill your tastiest secrets!
The recipes in our families hold a lot of power. Those tastes and smells can evoke memories of times past or bring the image of a beloved friend or loved one to mind. The best Christmas gift Bake Off Guru Geo Decas O'Donnell remembers giving his dad was when he made him brownies from his grandmother's recipe. When health education department head Maryanne Rawlings bragged to her family about the cherry crumb pie she made for pie week, she discovered that it was her new brother-in-law's favorite pie, too! His mother, who passed away, used to make it, and now Rawlings' sister will make it for him for his first Father's Day.
For family recipe week, we want you to cook, bake, or fry up your favorite family dish. Maybe it's a certain kind of cookie or some muffins or a crumb cake—or maybe it's a lasagna! Whatever it is, make it, photograph it, and send it to Geo at godonnell@germantownfriends by Monday, June 1, WITH the recipe! YES, we want the recipe, too!
It can be a recipe that's been handed down for generations, or it can be something that your family has claimed. For example, for the last eight Thanksgivings, Geo has baked a pecan pie from an America's Test Kitchen recipe. It uses maple syrup instead of corn syrup, it is amazingly delicious, and it has become known as Geo's pecan pie in his family. (Here's a link to the recipe.)
We're really excited about this challenge! Sky's the limit!
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