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Our 10 Most Beloved Recipes from Your Moms

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!

1. Mom's Zucchini Bread

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's Zucchini Bread | Photo by KGora


Get tips for baking the best quick breads.


2. Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies | Photo by dslade


Learn how to bake perfect cookies from scratch.


3. Mom's Best Peanut Brittle

"This is the recipe my family has used for 30 years and always gets rave reviews." — SJMARQ

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Peanut Brittle | Photo by Meredith


Here's what you need to make homemade candy that turns out just right.


4. Mom's Ginger Snaps

"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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Gingersnaps | Photo by Meredith


Get more gingersnap cookie recipes.


5. Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

"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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Baked Mac and Cheese | Photo by Meredith


Find more baked or stovetop macaroni and cheese recipes.


6. My Mom's Raised Doughnuts

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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My Mom's Raised Doughnuts | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine


Yes, you can make bakery-worthy homemade doughnuts.


7. Mom's Peach Crisp

"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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Peach Crisp | Photo by Meredith


Find top-rated recipes for all kinds of fruit crisps and crumbles.


8. Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

"Very delicious, when the family asks for seconds you know its good." — OneInchPunch

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Chicken Pot Pie | Photo by Meredith


Dive into our entire collection of warm and cozy pot pies.


9. Mom's Apple Pie I

TNociti says, "My husband actually said it was better than 'mom's'. Thanks!"

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Mom's Apple Pie I | Photo by Cynthia Ross


Make this the year you master the satisfying art of making pie.


10. Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

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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Ex-girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo) | Photo by naples34102


Related Favorites for Mom

• Check out our whole collection of Mother's Day recipes, from brunch to dinner to dessert.
• These Mother's Day breakfasts will make you Mom's favorite. (Do not let your sibs see!)
• Planning to treat Mom to breakfast in bed? Get recipes and tips for success.


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