Growing up my mom has made fudge and other special treats for Christmas, including her fabulous pumpkin pie. I have always enjoyed these family traditions. Mom would sometimes make up boxes and deliver them to the neighbors as well for Christmas.
I imagined these recipes being handed down from generation to generation and that was kinda cool. We have this old 8 inch thick cookbook from the 1950′s that was my grandma’s that talks about using lard (gasp).
So when I went to make my mom’s famous fudge and told her I couldn’t find the recipe in her recipe box, I was shocked when she told me that it was on the back of the Kraft marshmallow jar. My vision of the recipes being passed down from generation to generation were just thrown away but a simple recipe on the back of a jar.
In fact I learned that yummy pumpkin pie recipe she makes too. Yeah. That’s on the back of the Libby can.
So thanks to Uncle Kraft and Aunt Libby for passing down your recipes to my family. Had my mom not looked at your labels, we’d never have such great recipes to pass down to our family for future generations.
So if you want to know my families ‘secret’ recipe for pumpkin pie, pick up a can of Libby pumpkin. Her Fudge recipe is on the jar of Kraft Marshmallow.
What family recipes do you have that come from the recipe on the can/box?