Baltimore, Maryland, US
One of the first things I learned to make by myself was a simple popover recipe in a kids activity book. I have since lost the book and made alterations to the exact recipe, but I hope to have preserved this easy way of being the breakfast champion to your siblings and sleepy parents.
Columbia, MD, US
This recipe originates from Mexico, but my mom loves trying new things that she isn't familiar with. The first time she made it was around 10 years ago and she put too many spicy peppers in it, and when she tasted it she shouted "Holy Moley!" (among some other choice words) Which is why I decided to call it "Holy Moley Guacamole." It can be spicy and delicious.
Baltimore, MD, US
Every time we'd visit my grandmother as kids she'd make stoemp and sausage for us, and we'd grind mounds of parsley on top. She doesn't cook a lot of things, but this simple Belgian recipe was guaranteed to be on the table at least one night we were there-- and sometimes she'll still make it when we're visiting together. It's a nice, easy meal that I've made a bunch in college too! Most of the ingredients are things I tend to keep around anyway, and the sausage could be substituted for other kinds of sausage or really anything else you like! And the best part, it always tastes like family and home.
Baltimore, Maryland, US
This pie recipe is 3 generations and it started with my great grandmother or G.G as we affectionately call her. She passed the recipe down to my mother who then taught me how to make it. It is a favorite South Carolina cuisine and will continue to be one of my favorite family desserts.
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