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Old 01-05-2006, 02:16 PM   #11
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My mom didn't get the chance to experiment much with cooking, even though she is a good cook, because my brother, sister, and I were very picky eaters when we were younger. Well, the other 2 still are. I can't even get them close to trying any fish or anything new. There was one meal she would fix though, that every one, parents and kids, loved. Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup.
Healthy comfort food? Possible?

My dad is great on the grill. He makes a wonderful marinade for his steaks. He doesn't have an exact recipe and sometimes he will alter it, but basically he heats up in a pot, butter, worcestershire, orange juice and seasoned salt. He use to add garlic, but my mom can't eat that anymore.

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Old 01-05-2006, 07:13 PM   #12
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My mom makes the best fresh french fries. She's a great cook now but when I was little, I remember my dad doing most of the cooking. When she cooked us dinner it was generally omelettes with french fries.

And my dad...he makes a lot of good stuff. My fave is pork chops stuffed with cheese and breaded with cornflake crumbs that is fried in CRISCO!! Since then I've come up with a healthier version.

And last but not least my dad's kahlua mousse pie. Just click here:

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Old 01-05-2006, 07:17 PM   #13
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At first "glance" most don't see my mother as a cook. Dad hasn't got a prayer. However, Mom has on many occassion proven she can hold her own in the kitchen.

Two things stand forefront in my mind. Stuffing for turkey and a cheesey chicken casserole.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:33 PM   #14
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I agree, great thread! But, I can only kindly say, momma can cook anything, and only she does it best! EVERYTHING she cooks is the best!! Love ya, Mom!
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:35 PM   #15
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My mother makes fantastic spaghetti sauce. She gives it as birthday and Christmas presents. She does pretty well with fried chicken, but her mother's was even better. Her veal cutlets (breaded and fried) are wonderful.
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:48 PM   #16
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My mom made the best blackberry pie. I would request it for my birthday every year. I can remember her rolling out the dough and filling the pie with the blackberries. She would let us kids eat the extra dough and dip it in the leftover blackberry juice.

The other thing that we requested the most was her meatloaf. It was awesome and made great meatloaf sandwiches. It still is a family favorite.
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:32 PM   #17
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my mom made a lot of really good things, so i'll just have to list the most memorable.
for breakfast, she made awesome norwegian pancakes (a type of crepe), norwegian egg nog (chocolate milk whipped with raw eggs), and always perfect eggs over easy with toast and bacon.
for dinners, i'd say her best were chicken parm, pot roast, leg of lamb, labscaus (norwegian corned beef hash),pepper steak, beef and veggie soup, irish hamburgers, corned beef and cabbage, and grilled chicken quarters.
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:54 AM   #18
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With parents like these, no wonder we all got the cooking bug!!!
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:52 AM   #19
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My mom also made so many great things. Her ham dinners with ham gravy were among the best. Her bbq sauce for chicken on the grill. Lasagna, chicken divan, and no bake cookies were all great too. MMMM....this is making me want to move back home!
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:30 AM   #20
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Liver and onions. The neighbor kids would even come over for it, it was so good.

I need to get mom's tips on how to make it. Mizzphinz won't eat it, but that means more for me.

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