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Telling the stories that are woven within recipes is the mission of this project. But the tears of joy are why this project exists. Do you have a recipe that warms your heart, celebrates your culture or connects you to family and friends?

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Matzo Meal Pancakes and Soy Sauce Eggs

In this episode of The Heritage Cookbook Project Podcast, we talk about honoring cultures within a blended family, challah and shabbat, and how a pancake has emotional and nostalgic value.

Baked Stuffed Tuna Rolls

Forget about your standard tuna sandwich recipe. These Baked Stuffed Tuna Rolls from Episode 2 of the podcast, take this classic recipe to a whole new level.

Angel Slices

This recipe for Angel Slices from the Joy of Cooking sold many a copy on its popularity alone. They are, as Jenni Field describes them, magic.

Recipe Box Roulette Stories

Thelma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Thelma’s recipe for easy cinnamon rolls with melted butter brushed on top creates a sweet treat whose origins include tall tales and cultural adaptions.

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches recipe is an easy breakfast casserole recipe that comes together quickly and results in a puffy, cheesy slice of goodness.

Community Recipe Stories

Mémé Allen’s Beans

This recipe for pork and beans, affectionately called Mémé Allen’s Beans by her family, is served for all family milestones from baby showers to funerals.

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