What’s Your Favorite “SECRET” Family Recipe?

What’s Your Favorite “SECRET” Family Recipe?


Every family has a few recipes that they cherish eating when the holidays come around and the family all gets together. My personal favorite growing up when I was little was when Grandma would come over and bring by her infamous Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were softer and more chocolatey and gooey than any other chocolate chip cookie I had eaten and I couldn’t get enough.

But you want to know the real kicker?

I found out twenty years later that her “infamous” recipe was just the Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on the back of the package!

It turns out that many of our favorite recipes that we see our parents or grandparents making by heart all these years were recipes they found on the back of packaging or that was handed out in department stores or with new appliances they bought.

In fact, about 85% of “secret” family recipes revolve around dessert and were discovered in cookbooks or on the backs of famous corporate dessert companies, like Tollhouse. Maybe your “secret” family recipe isn’t really even a secret at all!

Whether it is or isn’t doesn’t really matter in the long run- it’s the memories you create around these recipes. I know now that Tollhouse is responsible for making the most amazing cookies I’ve ever tasted, but the time spent with Grandma and my cousins at our sleepover baking cookies is what I will always remember and relish the most.

At Kustom Products, our favorite product is our Family Recipe Cutting Board for that simple reason- your stories. We love hearing about how Nana is finally passing down her famous casserole dish, or why Dad calls it “Toad’s Pie” instead of Sheppard’s Pie.

By engraving your “secret” family recipe onto a cutting board, you’re not only cherishing all the memories you’ve had with family, but you’re also passing these wonderful memories on to your children and theirs after them. Create a family heirloom that is sure to have the family smiling, with their hearts and bellies full.

And if you want to try out one of our “secret” recipes while you hunt down your own, check out our recipe for Auntie’s Meatloaf below!

Auntie’s Meatloaf

Ingredients:

½ onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 ½ green bell pepper, chopped
2lbs ground beef
3tbsp ketchup
2tbsp grated horseradish
1 ½ slices white bread (soak in milk, squeeze dry and rip into small pieces)
1tsp beef bouillon
1tbsp parsley
1 egg
salt & pepper

1. Saute vegetables until tender. Let vegetables cool.
2. Place beef in large bowl. Add all ingredients to beef and mix well.
3. Line a bread/meatloaf baking pan with aluminum foil. Shape mixture into pan.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Then lower temperature of oven to 375 and bake for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature again to 350 and bake until done, about 50 minutes.  


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