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Recipes for Family and Friends

Hello, family and friends! You know we love to cook, to eat, and to eat the things we cook. So let’s all share our favorite recipes and make the world a more delicious place.

When I was 17 and getting ready to live on my own at college, I sat down with my mom and asked her how to cook all the foods we regularly ate, and I took copious notes in my little notebook. She was an amazing cook, and I wanted to record her recipes for my own benefit and so the rest of my family had it. I also compiled some recipes from family cookbooks and other places, but most of my recipes came from my mom’s mind. And each one is a recipe we like and use all the time, so there weren’t any filler recipes. Some recipes that my mom talked about were not terribly specific, but I’ve been trying to add quantities and photos over the years. The photos here are from an old version of my cookbook, and I plan to update each recipe and photo over time.

It turns out that making the recipe book was one of the most useful projects I’ve ever done, since I use it on almost a daily basis, and my mom’s recipes have been preserved, even after her passing. Food is a wonderful way to celebrate tradition and bring people together.

And lastly, I was diagnosed with Celiac in February 2021, so every recipe now includes options in italics to make it gluten free. Some are basically impossible to make gluten free, but most are doable. Happy eating!

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Waldorf Salad

This recipe was in Jeff’s family cookbook from his mom, and I wanted to preserve it. The original recipe calls for 2 cups of celery, but I think I only added 1 because we’re not the biggest celery fans. We didn’t use grapes in the picture, but it probably would’ve made a nice addition. Also, … Continue reading Waldorf Salad


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