My Favorite Family Recipes


It’s that time of year for those favorite family recipes!

family recipesIt seams like this is the time of year when everyone finds themselves in the kitchen a little more whether it’s prepping those wonderful holiday dishes or baking some delicious cookies, everyone has their beloved traditions.  The holidays definitely make you think about your favorite family recipes and also bring back great memories.  I always look forward to my mom making her delicious Kolachi around Christmas and homemade Easter bread on Easter and on occasion my dad will make his famous chocolate fudge for all of us.  One day I hope to learn and perfect these recipes like my parents have so I can continue to spoil my family.

My husband’s family is also wonderful about passing along their family dishes by creating a cookbook with everyone’s signature recipes in it.  My mother-in-law and her mother make such delightful meals whenever we visit them that I truly understand why my husband misses their cooking so much.  The family cookbook is a gift we will always cherish and I can now make my husband’s favorite meals and share them with others. 

I am very fortunate that our family puts in so much time and love when they make these special treats for us.  Now, I would like to share a couple recipes that we always look forward to making especially during the holidays.  And my question for you is, what is your favorite family recipe that you are cooking up this time of year?

Corn Casserole

From the kitchen of Betty Heines and Sheryl Baker

  • 1 can (17 oz.) cream style corn
  • 1 can (17 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 box Jiffy corn bread mix
  • 1 cup sour cream

Combine all ingredients and bake in ungreased 2 quart casserole dish for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350°.  Serves 6-8.  Do not use smaller dish.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

From the kitchen of Patty Riordan

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, plus extra to roll dough into
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (11 oz.) bag of Hershey candy kisses, foil removed

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together butter and peanut butter then add sugar, brown sugar and mix well.  Add egg and vanilla to mixture.  Then sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and gradually add to mixture.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar then place on non-stick cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes and take out of oven.  Press candy kisses in center of each cookie and bake for an additional 2 minutes.

What are your favorite family recipes??


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