Is there a recipe your family makes that you absolutely love? Share your wonderful food (and maybe some stories behind it) here! My family has a cookbook we made for my Great-Grandmother's 90th birthday (December 1999). It's filled with her recipes, stories, and memories of her from everybody in my huge family. She was very secretive about her recipes, so a lot of them don't have measurements or specific directions. It was a "you had to be there" to know exactly how she made it sort of thing. Here's some of my favorites! This one is from the Great Depression, so it's pretty simple. Thin Pancakes (Crepes) Spoiler 6 eggs 6 tsp vanilla 6 Tbsp sugar 18 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 cup milk Mix eggs, vanilla, sugar, and milk. Add to flour, mixing thoroughly with wire whisk. Heat pans over medium low heat. Pour enough batter in pan to cover bottom. Cook until sides separate from edge of pan. Flip, cook a few seconds, remove from heat. Roll.... pancake may be filled if desired. Pumpkin Pie Spoiler 1 1/2 cups pumpkin (1 large 15 oz can) 1 cup sugar 1 cup evaporated milk 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon 2 eggs (slightly beaten) 1 Tbsp melted butter Mix together. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 425oF for 15 minutes. reduce to 375oF for 45 minutes - cover edges (or until knife inserted in center comes out clean). Makes 4 pies. Here are some Christmas Cookie Favorites! Star Pressed Cookies Spoiler 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 1 1/2 oz cream cheese Cream butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and cream well. Add vanilla. Slowly add flour, mix well. Fill cookie press and form on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375oF for 8-10 minutes. A small piece of maraschino cherry may be added to center for decoration. (Double batch makes 4 1/2 dozen). Pizzelles Spoiler 4 eggs 1/2 cup oil 1 cup sugar 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp lemon rind Beat eggs until lemon-colored. Add sugar gradually. Add oil, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Beat well. Chill batter until cooking time. Grease plates of Pizzelle Iron. Spoon one tablespoon of batter onto center of iron. Cook 3-5 minutes. Roll while still hot. Fill cooled pizzelles with sweetened whipped cream or sour cream flavored with fruit juice. Note: Lemon juice can be substituted with 1 tsp vanilla. Snowball Cookies Spoiler Makes 4 dozen 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sifted flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 tsp vanilla Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts. Chill. Shape into balls. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350oF for 15 minutes. DO NOT BROWN! Roll in powdered sugar, cool, and roll in powdered sugar again. And now for the greatest cookies on Earth imo. I could eat these all the time. Christmas Cut-Out Cookies Spoiler Makes 5 dozen 6 1/2 cups flour 2 cups Crisco shortening 1 1/4 cups sugar 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup milk 3 tsp vanilla Mix flour, shortening, and sugar in large bowl. Mix egg yolks, milk, and vanilla together. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Mix thoroughly. Chill. Roll dough out (small sections at a time). Cut into shapes. Bake at 375oF for 12 minutes. Cool and ice. Christmas Cut-Out Icing Spoiler 2 Tbsp butter 2 cups powdered sugar 2-4 Tbsp milk 1/2 tsp vanilla Mix powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, and butter together. Add food coloring of your choice and "paint" cooled cookies.