Family Heirloom Recipes

These family favorites have been passed down from generation to generation. Take a look at these tasty treasures!

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Nenni's Italian Pork Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 13
This is an old family recipe passed down from my grandmother to my father in the 1950's. It has been made countless times by my family. Portion into quart-sized freezer bags and store in the freezer. Fry in skillet as needed.

Angel Family Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

Rating: 5 stars 15
This recipe has been passed down for generations in the Angel family. Using fresh ingredients gives this healthy soup a rich flavor.

Grandma's Homemade Banana Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 458
This recipe is a number one family favorite!!! It's been handed down from generation to generation. You can get creative by adding nuts, raisins or anything else that you want to throw in the batter

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 539
This is my grandmother's cheesecake recipe passed down to my entire family. It's the best. I can't believe I'm sharing it, but everyone needs to know how to make an authentic Italian cheesecake. It is creamy and not thick, which is why our family LOVES it! For best results, do NOT substitute any ingredients with low-fat unless you've made it before and want to experiment.

Mom's Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 491
This is the recipe that my mom made when I was small. It is still one of my favorites. Some friends add a little green onion to the recipe. My kids and I just aren't raw onion fans. Enjoy!

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 3068
Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest make this lemon meringue pie filling tart and lovely. And when it's poured into a waiting crust, topped with billows of meringue, and baked, it's downright dreamy.
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Rating: 4.5 stars 1567
These homemade flour dumplings are quick and easy to make.
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Mom's Country Gravy

Rating: 4.5 stars 1011
This easy, 5-ingredient country gravy is great with biscuits or fried chicken.

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Rating: 5 stars 12494
A unique and popular recipe. Sliced apples under a lattice crust get bathed with a sweet buttery sauce before baking.

Gnocchi I

Rating: 4.5 stars 638
Mashed potato, flour and an egg -- all you need to knead for gnocchi.
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Grandpa's Classic Coney Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 490
My Grandfather owned a drive-in restaurant back in the 1950's. This is his exact recipe for Coney Dogs from back in the day. I make this on special occasions and it is always hit with friends and family. Enjoy.

Boston Baked Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 1335
Baked beans with bacon and onions, are a great side dish for any barbecue.

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