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New England Johnny Cake

This recipe for New England Johnny Cake from my grandma’s recipe box was a surprising find. It is like cornbread, but not the sweet version I grew up with.

Raspberry Banana Frozen Dessert

  The Marshmallow Period As I was going through my grandma’s recipe box, the number of recipes...

Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

This recipe for rhubarb oatmeal bars from my grandma’s recipe box carries with it memories of avocado green ovens, matchbox cars and a grandpa I never met.

Mocha Bars

These mocha bars were one of my grandmother’s favorites to serve when friends and family would come over for coffee. The recipe is from a community cookbook compiled by the ladies sewing circle of the small rural church she attended.

Gram’s Borscht Soup

Sometimes our holiday memories involve more than just the food.  For Holly, the Ukrainian Borscht she makes each Easter is only part of the tradition. 

Documenting Food Memories

Preserving our rich and diverse tradition of family recipes & food memories. Because recipes matter!


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