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My mom was a really good cook.

 

 

She enjoyed the process of taking ingredients and creating a meal.

 

 

I miss her lasagna the most.

 

 

No matter how hard I try, I just can't replicate her quality.

 

 

I follow her recipe, but it just doesn't quite taste the same.

 

 

 

 

Did your mom have a signature dish that you miss?

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While my Mom was not the best cook, I miss her roast leg of lamb with roasted potatoes and one of her wonderful cakes for dessert. She sure could bake. I make lamb for myself every Easter but it's not as good as hers.

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my mom is a great cook, but she doesnt do much of it anymore at the age of 80. i think i have turned into an even BETTER cook than my mom was. not sure if i miss anything she used to make because i am doing a fine job of it now. Smiley Wink

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My mom didn't let me in her kitchen.....which was probably a good thing.    I took my lessons from Julia Child....on TV.

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 Homemade bread and doughnuts were excellent. Often times, the bread was made in our old wood-fired cook stove.

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@AuntG wrote:

 Homemade bread and doughnuts were excellent. Often times, the bread was made in our old wood-fired cook stove.


 

 

 

 

@AuntG 

 

 

 

My mom would have LOVED to have cooked on a wood-fire stove!

 

 

 

 

 

I have one memory of when I was about four years old, of a metal swing arm that was in our fireplace, and my mom making chilli in a cast iron Dutch oven, in the fireplace.

 

 

And that swing arm is what sold the house to an Irish lass, because it reminded her of how her grandmother use t cook!

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My mom had 1 special dish she would make usually on a Sunday. Not often but from time to time. It was called chicken ala providence. She passed in 2000 and I have never made it.  I have her recipe and keep telling myself I should try it someday. That is on my bucket list!

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My brothers tell me that I am a better meat-and-potatoes cook than was our mother.  But my mother's baking was far above mine.    

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My Mother altough was a good cook and baker did not use spices and her cooking was bland and plain.  Wholesome. Salt and occasionally pepper.  Pot roast ,baked chicken, pork and saurkraut, She was German/Czech. I like hot foods  on occasion and experimenting with spices. I never had Italian,Mexican or Chinese growing up.

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My mom's pot roast was the best, I've never matched it.

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