Tag Archives: Family recipe

Sad Cake

Main piece: 9×13 Pan 2 Cups Bisquick 4 Eggs 2/3 Cup oil 1 to 1.5 teaspoons Vanilla 1 Box brown sugar Beat eggs and oil until frothy. Add vanilla. Beat in brown sugar until thoroughly combined. Add Bisquick. Bake in a greased 9×13 pan at 350 degrees for about 30-40 min. However, be sure to… Continue Reading »

Italian Family tradition

I asked Mae her earliest memories of traveling to Chicago to visit her extended family, she responded: “My great- great grandma moved to the U.S. directly from Italy so obviously they had a really Italian family and they ended up living in south side Chicago. She owned chickens, and every Sunday she would go into… Continue Reading »


Main Piece: Chili The following was a story told to me by a college of mine, RD, and I am DM. The story was about a family recipe that was passed down that she learned to do on her own. RD: Every Christmas Eve we have tamales and it’s just a tradition we’ve weve for… Continue Reading »

Ziti Recipe

This informant comes from a Middle Class, New York Italian family. He learned the recipe from his father, he has never bothered to ask his father were he learned the recipe from but here is how he describes it. “we melt mozzarella and Polly O’ String cheese and onions and garlic it’s like a layer… Continue Reading »