Genealogy of Recipes

Hosted by Colleen Sowa
Group active since Sun, Sep 26, 2010

Old and New Family Recipes... Old Recipes that have been in the family for years... or New Recipes that you plan to hand to the next generations... I attach the person who made the recipe first to the recipe... and tell a bit about the person and the recipe.
The photo is of my grandmother in her diner... ox

Nor M.
Apr 29, 2014

Polish cheese cake

Ever since I was a little girl. My Aunt made this cheese cake at every holiday. This recipe is at least 60 years old. It reminds me of her, and all of the great times with my Aunt. My Aunt was very close to us. She never had children.. She was married young and her husband got killed in World warII in Italy. I never met my uncle, and he was the love of her life, and she never remarried. She devoted herself to the church choir, and always spent time with us children in my family. She passed away 8 years ago at age 92. I miss her very much. Here is the recipe I have-from Aunt Blanche's Polish Pineapple Cheese Cake her.

Colleen Sowa
Apr 29, 2014

Show us your favorite old family recipes! ox

Thought it would be fun for everyone to share old recipes of family favorites! Put a link here! xo

Donna Graffagnino
Feb 6, 2014

Oysters a la Donna

Please vote for my Oysters a la Donna that is entered in the JAP Food For Love Recipe Contest. Don't forget to vote EVERY DAY! Send me a link to your entry and I'll vote for you, too! Mine is Original. Thanks!!!

Clare Chambers
Jan 23, 2014

Great Grandmother Fraser's Clootie Dumpling

The Clootie Dumpling is a traditional Scottish recipe. The one I posted was passed to me from my friend Hamish and is, as the title suggests, his great grandmothers. This recipe is over 100 years old.

Great Grandmother Fraser’s Clootie Dumpling

I cook this at Christmas instead of Christmas pudding as not only is it lighter and fresher than the traditional Christmas pudding, but it is also very easy to make.

Donna Graffagnino
Jan 10, 2014

New Group!

Please Join the new group Traditional Foods and Customs We Grew Up With

susan simons
Jun 13, 2012

BBQ Brisket

Last week I was making sure I had copies of all my Mom's recipes she really uses weather she has made them for me or not, and she says you already have Grandmothers beef brisket recipe and I said what Brisket recipe...she gave it to me today and it sounds so good I can't wait to go to the butcher and get a brisket and try it soon. I will post the recipe soon.

Colleen Sowa
Feb 9, 2012

Here is the difference when you marry a Wisconsin girl!!!


Three friends married women
from different parts of the country.

The first man married a woman from Alabama . He told her that she was to do
the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third
day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a woman from South Dakota . He gave his wife orders
that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking.
The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was
better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done,
and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from Wisconsin ... He ordered her to keep the
house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on
the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the
second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling
had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was
healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher.
He still has some difficulty when he pees.

Colleen Sowa
Feb 8, 2012

I Remember Mama...

How many of you have an all time favorite memory of a recipe and a story about your Mama? Care to share?

I have so many..... like coming home from school to the smell of fresh baked bread and cinnamon rolls! Or my mother's "Sticky Chicken" or my mother winning the Kraft recipe contest back in the 60's. BUT.... there is a memory I have.... I was very ill and couldn't go to school for quite a while... I was reading the book "HEIDI". I had no appetite at all... my mother kept trying to get me to eat.... and one day she said I will make you anything you can think of.... (we lived on a ranch/farm and the nearest big grocery store was about 60 miles away), I told her I wanted the bread with goat cheese that Heidi's grandpa made for her....

My mother did the best she could, and made bread with melted swiss cheese on it... buy I knew it wasn't goat cheese....not like The Grandfather's! I ate it... but was dissapointed and my mother could tell... and I felt so badly that I had hurt her feelings... but I always remember her making that for me.... and it meant so much then.... and even more now............. xo