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Old 08-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #71
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Wow. That was one of the only foods I loathed beyond all description. Just goes to show we are all unique. Did your Mom have a special way of doing them or just boiled and mashed?
She had a pretty basic recipe, cubed, boiled, mashed (but still a little lumpy),
butter, milk and american cheese. I make mine the same except I use Colby cheese. When I get rich I'm gonna use Gruyere!
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #72
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Ah...see the cheese bit would really make a difference. Ours was boiled, mashed and just a bit of butter and salt. Blech.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #73
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Dang.

Got here too late.

Boston brown bread is the easiest thing in the world to make. You really should consider doing it homemade next time.

did find a recipe for this. will make when i have enough cans. my order came and it is just wonderful
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #74
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This is a thread that will most likely make me cry.

I took care of mom in her last years when she was ill, and I have a lifetime of wonderful memories of the fantastic things she baked. She passed on at the age of 75 due to complications from major surgery.

At any rate... Mom cooked old fashioned. She was raised to cook PA dutch, and married my father who WAS PA Dutch. :) She made certain things the old fashioned way without effort, such as soups. She'd whip up a ham and string bean soup like it was second nature, and it tastes better than my recent attempts to recapture her recipe. She also made corned beef and cabbage soup that was absolutely delicious, rice soup, so many others..

At the holidays, mom had a way of making her kiffles that I've never seen done before. she had her tried and true way to mold the dough over the filling to make these little pointed ended torpedoes with plump centers. Dusted with icing sugar, it was amazing.

one of my favorite pies she made (aside from her shoe fly pie or funny cake) was her cheese custard. It was a shortcrust dish with a custard made from eggs, cream, and creamed cheese. I still can't get it exactly like she made it, because I can't find her recipe. :(

She had her own twist on home made pizza with american cheese, not sliced, but cut into chunks and placed around the lightly sauced dough similar to how a lot of places do their mozzerella. Not shreaded.

She knew how to cook. being a homemaker for her entire life taking care of six sons and a daughter plus a construction worker husband who likes meat and potatos, means you learn a few things over the years.

I have more I could say, but I said the important stuff. I'd give anything for just an hour to talk to mom again, to find out her cooking secrets.
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