Posts in food memories
Billee’s “Famous” Foods

Gramma Billee kept a jar for bacon drippings on her stove; she used it liberally and kept it full. But one of the most important ingredients she cooked with was intention: She knew everyone’s favorite foods and provided them. Often. Decades later, her granddaughter shares remembrance and recipes so that Billee’s descendants may nourish their own families with her “famous” foods.

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Mom’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

Red sauce may have run in her grandmother's blood, but every member of the family would come to know the recipe by heart (even if the size of a "pinch" of this and a "dash" of that differed depending on who was making it)... In Kaitlin Ahern's contribution to A Taste of the Past, she gives us a fragrant peek into her family kitchen, and a mother's heart.

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Pop’s Pie

Maybe it’s a grandfather’s love that is the missing ingredient to the best key lime pie... In this first contribution to our series A Taste of the Past, a young mother delves into memories of the sugary treats her beloved grandfather used to make just for her—and why she is preserving the recipe for her own baby girl. May her tale (and sweet treat) serve as inspiration for your own food-related memories!

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A Taste of the Past

Smells and tastes conjure memories in a most primal way, and can transport us right back to our childhood kitchens. As such, they are excellent jumping-off points for writing or talking about your memories and crafting them into a story for generations to come. Here, our recipe for success.

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