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Recipes from the Heart

The favorite dishes that your Mom used to make when you were young are the ultimate comfort food when you are grown. They not only taste good, they make you feel good.

Lots of famous chefs say they got their inspiration in the kitchen at home, and most cooks worth their salt have a recipe from mom in their repertoire.

Blueberries for Bonnie

Taking a page out of the classic children's tale "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McCloskey, FoodFit Executive Chef Bonnie Moore says when she was growing up in New England, she and her Mom went berry picking every year. No surprise, her favorite recipe from childhood is her mom's Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes.

"It was a big deal," she recalls. "Certain berries were kept fresh and the ones we couldn't eat in time were frozen or canned. My big thing was to come up with as many ways as possible to use the fresh berries. I always hated to put them in the freezer."

As a result, Bonnie's beloved pancakes are loaded with berries. She says real maple syrup, not flavored syrup, is a must-have.


Share your mom's recipe and tells us why it's your favorite! We'll pick the best one and feature it in an upcoming issue of Weekend Supper.

Mom's Crab Dip

Tom Douglas is an acclaimed Northwest chef, cookbook author, and the owner of three popular restaurants in Seattle—Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood and the Palace Kitchen. He serves his Mom's Crab Dip to a crowd.

The chef shared with FoodFit that he still makes a lot of his mom's recipes.

Fruitful and Good

Whenever she visits her mother in Florida, FoodFit founder and CEO Ellen Haas makes sure to have seconds of her mother's fruit salad. My Mom's Simple Fruit Salad is so fresh, naturally sweet, and healthy, she raves.


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