Ok; Kade's Kids; I honor my parents memory by doing two things; 1rst, those parts of them that I loved most, I have consiously adopted into my own personality; 2nd, I occasionally cook something that they made, that I especially enjoyed, and since I especially enjoyed a great many of the dishes they made, it gives me lots to work with.
It keeps their memory alive and fresh for me.
In that vein, take that plunge and learn to cook like your mother, and grandmother for you grandkids. It's not as hard as it is daunting. But we are here to help you. We can offer you suggestions, give you blow-by-blow instructions for virtually any technique you could ever want to use, and help you recreate the memorable foods Kadesna made for you.
Whenever I make New England Boiled Dinner, or American Goulash, I do it the same way my Dad did. From my Mom, I learned chili, baked bread, and date-filled cookies. From my Stepdad, It's fried eggs. From my Grandparents, it's poached eggs and country-fried steak.
I have more creations of my own than I could list. And so I have my own identity in the world of cooking that my own children can pass on. But in that world, my parents and grandparents will always figure in, because I handed that down to them too.
She did it because she loved giving you her best. You can adopt, and pass on that tradition, and by so doing, do more than honor your mother, you can make her a part of you, and your family, forever. So go ahead and jump into the pool. We're you life preservers if you need them.
Seeeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North