Favorite family recipes and the stories that make them memorable

Favorite family recipes and the stories that make them memorable

All Issues We’re Cooking is a sequence that includes cooking gems from you, our readers and listeners, and the particular tales behind them. We are going to proceed to share extra of your recipes all through the vacations.

When making Thanksgiving dressing, Grandma Monnette had a easy rule

Reasonably than stuffing the turkey, Rebecca Monnette made dressing balls with a number of easy elements that prepare dinner safely exterior of the fowl. His grandson carries on the custom.

Learn more about Grandma Monnette’s dress-up balls

She liked mother’s picadillo however by no means obtained the recipe. TikTok pushed her to get inventive

After the loss of life of her mom, due to the recommendation of her aunts, Miriam Piccolo recreated a dish that resembles her. Coming residence from college to this meal meant that her mom had considered her.

Learn more about Miriam Piccolo’s picadillo

Family and friends flip these krumkake cookies

Lisa Hovis discovered to make these conventional Norwegian cookies by baking alongside her grandmother. The recipe and the great reminiscences stay.

Read more about Norwegian krumkake cookies from Lisa Hovis

The ‘human cannonball’ is gone, however his lasagna recipe lives on

A circus performer recognized for being shot from a cannon loved cooking dinner for the folks he labored with. Certainly one of them nonetheless makes his impressed lasagna right this moment, and it comprises some shocking elements.

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Learn more about Edmondo “Papa” Zacchini’s lasagna

It took intelligent pondering to jot down a recipe for this household favourite Irish soda bread

Maureen O’Reilly wished to make the deal with for her husband, however first she needed to watch her grandmother make it – and measure every ingredient quite than simply watch it.

Learn more about Irish soda bread from Maureen O’Reilly

Husband’s love for crispy prosciutto turned a casserole of inexperienced beans

Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs full this dish. Do not anticipate cream of mushroom soup or fried onions on this twist on a conventional recipe.

Learn more about Becky Ellis’ Green Bean Stew


All Issues We’re Cooking is a sequence highlighting household recipes that maintain particular which means to you, our readers and listeners. Earlier this yr, we requested you to share your favourite recipes and clarify why these dishes evoke such fond household reminiscences. Working with NPR member stations, we obtained responses from throughout the nation. We have interviewed some backers and can proceed to share their tales all through the vacation season. All recipes and photographs had been supplied by NPR viewers members.

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