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Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Instead of garlic salt, use garlic powder and Parmesan. Yummy!!

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Oh Janet--it's not pathetic--I was a little misty-eyed when I finished reading it. I think it's sweet that she has fond memories of your family Pizza nights. It shows that your family made her feel very welcome and it meant a lot to her to be a part of the family gathering. Poor lonely little kid....

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

We were on the east coast--and I was 5 or 6. I'm 52 now! I look a bit different!!!

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Because they make you remember how much your mother loved you!!
My mother would make the Lipton powdered Chicken noodle soup--the envelope one with about 3 pieces of freeze-dried chicken--and she'd add a cup of Acini de pepe (little round pasta balls) which sucked up the water so it was like a thick chicken pudding. She considered this to be too much of a treat for anything but a very sick child so when we were deathly ill with chickenpox, mumps, etc. she made this and served it with buttered saltines and Coca-cola. To this day (I'm almost 53) it's the ONLY thing I will eat when I am sick.

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

My mother couldn't cook worth a flip but my Dad is a great southern cook! Country fried steak with cream gravy and mashed potatoes, a good rare steak and my favorite which was pre-buttered biscuits. Dad would make biscuits and as soon as he pulled them out of the oven he would tear them open and toss in a pat of butter and slam the biscuit shut. When we ate them, they were warm with drippy melted butter oozing out of them--and I got in the habit of doing the same thing with my husband and his kids, so "pre-buttered" biscuits are a tradition. Dad taught me how to cook the basics and my mother's mother was a GREAT cook and I have her cookbook with recipes written in her hand. The funniest thing is that I got a book called "The Best Recipes From the Backs of Cans, Bottles and Jars" and it's hilarious how many of them are in my grandma's handwriting in her book! I guess she copied in the ones she tried and liked! When my cousin called me for Grandma's chocolate chip cookie recipe, she told me that grandma had told her that she used the one on the toll house chip bag but that my cousin didn't believe that was the recipe. I had to burst her bubble--it was EXACTLY the recipe Grandma used! LOL

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

OMG we had a summer home in Highlands NC too!!! We drove up from Florida in the 60s--do I know you?
What part of FL??? I live in Highland IL now--how's that for a coincidence??

Heinz Kicker Ketchup

You can make your own for a lot less--just add 1 tsp of tabasco sauce for every cup of ketchup you want to "kick up"!

Korean Beef

Jun 03, 2009
Teri Davis Newman in Recipes

Question about some instructions in a recipe from "660 Curries"

Leave the pods in if you want lots of heat, otherwise remove them. Most Indian recipes are wicked hot and not for the faint of heart but they can be toned down if you know how.

Chocolate Pots de Crème

I wouldn't. Heavy cream has the butterfat necessary to bond with the chocolate and egg.

Jun 03, 2009
Teri Davis Newman in Recipes