We recently took a look at some of the all-time favorite recipes our Allrecipes community members have shared, and one thing that stood out clearly was that many of them are handed down from generation to generation. And no surprise, they land squarely in the comfort food category. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are 10 of the most-loved recipes that come straight from Mom. Enjoy!
A 5-star favorite, this zucchini bread has been taste-tested by more than 5,000 homecooks. Ellen says, “My Mother loved this bread, so did the neighbors and myself as well!”
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Mom slipped a secret ingredient into these cookies to make them extra soft and tender, and 800+ reviewers are glad she did.
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“This is the recipe my family has used for 30 years and always gets rave reviews.” — SJMARQ
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“These are the best ginger snaps I’ve ever had. Made these with my kids, age 4, and they had so much fun.” — Mia Weaver
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“I love it because the taste is so authentic! It’s better than my mom’s Mac&Cheese! (Sorry!) And you can add/vary the recipe.” — CutyCook72
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Peggi Weaver Tebben shared her mom’s recipe and says, “I used to make these with Mom as a little girl. She would make dozens a week and give to neighborhood kids.”
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“This is a simple, classic recipe, like the one my mom would make on Sunday nights. Thanks for sharing!” — Jared Anderson
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“Very delicious, when the family asks for seconds you know its good.” — OneInchPunch
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TNociti says, “My husband actually said it was better than ‘mom’s’. Thanks!”
Make this the year you master the satisfying art of making pie.
Beloved recipes can come from anyone’s mom, and it looks like this one even outlasted the original relationship. It’s that good.
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