I love cooking, and I love collecting cookbooks and recipes. You might even say I’m a little obsessed, but it makes me happy, and some of the recipes make other people really happy. So no harm done, right?
It’s practically impossible for me to pick a favorite recipe. So much depends on what I’m in the mood for, what else I have going on, and what I’m looking to accomplish with a recipe. But there are definitely some recipes that are special because of where they came from or because of memories associated with them. These are two of my special recipes:
Sausage Gravy: This is my paternal grandmother’s recipe. She doesn’t cook at all anymore, but she used to love cooking. I have so many recipes from her, and she probably taught me more about cooking than any other person.
This sausage gravy is absolutely delicious, and it was almost always what we had for breakfast when we’d visit them. It’s also the very first breakfast I ever made for Nick when we were dating, and it’s the first breakfast we ever had using our new dishes that we received as wedding presents.
Pumpkin Pie: This is my maternal grandmother’s recipe. She hated cooking for the most part, but this was one of the few things she enjoyed making. It also helped that I was the first grandchild and it was my favorite dessert.
It’s an incredibly good pie, and it’s the only handwritten recipe I have from her. It’s also the dessert we had the night that Nick and I announced our engagement to my side of the family. My mom made dinner and Granny made pumpkin pie because we were coming and it was my favorite.
So what about you? Are there recipes that are special for you?