So many of us have powerful memories of our mom’s cooking. Remembering the food our mom cooked or baked transports us back to our childhood and can bring back that love we have felt from our mom.
For me, my mom cooking her spaghetti sauce always holds a special memory.
My mom’s spaghetti sauce is one of the most amazing things she made and I can close my eyes and remember her standing in the kitchen, stirring a big pot of it. It almost always had lots mushrooms (one of my favorites), onions, and it was also slightly sweet.
I remember tasting it one time and her telling me that she has a “secret” ingredient that she put into it. I asked her what it was and she said she would tell me someday. It was later that I learned that the secret ingredient was sugar — probably not the greatest culinary secret, but her calling it a secret made it even more special to me. And, the honor of her sharing that secret meant the world to me.
In honor of my mom’s spaghetti sauce and Mother’s Day, I invite you to comment below with a link you have on your own blog that shares a food, or recipe memory of your mom, grandmother, aunt, or anyone else who has had a motherly influence in your life. The post doesn’t have to include a recipe, but it must share a memory that is special to you in some way.