I thought of this while posting about my grandma’s meatballs in another thread.
Is there a dish or food that your mom or grandma (or anyone) made that you have repeatedly tried to recreate but it never tastes like theirs? Or maybe you haven’t even tried making it because you know you’ll be unsuccessful.
Grandma Rose’s spaghetti sauce and meatballs - I make it all the time, but still doesn’t taste like hers. It’s good, but not hers.
Mom’s Italian steak - chunks of round steak coated in Italian seasoned bread crumbs and fried. Every time I try to make this, the coating falls off while I’m frying it.
Grandma Rose’s chocolate cream pie - it was like chocolate pudding with meringue on top. I wouldn’t even know where to start.
Grandma Rose’s chocolate cupcakes - As a kid, all I’d have to do is ask for them and she’d whip up a dozen no matter what. She never measured any of the ingredients - just threw them together. So there is no recipe. They always came out perfect.
Mom’s homemade bread & buns - I’m very unsuccessful when it comes to bread dough
Mom’s boiled fudge frosting - tried to make it once and apparently boiled it 1 second too long and it hardened up. Couldn’t spread it - just ate it like fudge.