What’s your recipe?

I call my mom almost every week to ask her how to cook something, and whether it’s hot chocolate or stew or scallops she always knows. Maureen,  my mother, owns a food store on the south side of Chicago. But even before she bought it we came from a family of people who enjoy eating. We talk about it all all the time, we cherish it,we relish it. We have recipes handed down generation to generation, from my great grandmother and down on to me.

The other day as I was dialing the phone to ask mom whether I could use white wine instead of red to braise beef, (the answer is yes, but also throw in a little balsamic vinegar) and I started to wonder whether other daughters and moms did this too, in this time where it a lot of women my age don’t know how to cook. Or they consider it a hassle and not a thrill.

At any rate, Mom, How do I make this? was born. I’ll be listing the things I call mom for and then adding the recipes as I go, and I’d love to hear from anyone who does this as well. What do you make? What do you love that your mom makes? Or maybe it’s your grandma, or your dad. Either way, I want to know.

Leave a comment, leave a recipe!

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3 Responses to “What’s your recipe?”

  1. Hannah November 7, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    I LOVE THIS!!!! Can’t wait to read this! xoxo

  2. mary strupeck November 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    love this you guys!!! what an awesome idea!

  3. emily January 25, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    This is so brilliant Colleen! I can only hope I one day have something brilliant to contribute. Thanks Maureen, ALL sounds fab!

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