9 Unforgettable Recipes That Have Been Handed Down Through Generations

Bavarian Pot Roast:

Reflecting my German heritage and the Midwest's cultural roots, this recipe embodies a classic, hearty Bavarian tradition. Susan Robertson, Hamilton, Ohio.

Oma's Apfelkuchen (Grandma's Apple Cake):

A cherished recipe in my husband's family for over 150 years, this apple cake, made with Granny Smith apples, is a delicious tribute to Oma. Amy Kirchen, Loveland, Ohio.

Jim's Secret Family Recipe Ribs:

After 30 years of secrecy, my brother-in-law Jim s beloved rib recipe has become a family favorite we re excited to share. Vicki Young, Brighton, Colorado.

Green Tomato Pie:

An heirloom recipe from my grandmother, this pie uses the last green tomatoes from the garden before frost sets in, now requested by my granddaughters. Violet Thompson, Port Ludlow, Washington.

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding:

Passed down through generations, this unique cranberry cake pudding remains a treasured family heirloom. Lisa Potter, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin.

Butternut Goulash:

A family favorite made with home-grown squash, spiced with chili powder and cayenne for a warming meal during chilly seasons. Allison Wilmarth, Forest City, Pennsylvania.

Triple Ginger Cookies:

Inspired by my dad s love for ginger cookies, I enhanced my grandma's recipe with fresh, ground, and crystallized ginger for extra flavor. Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho.

Lemony Cream Cheese Bars:

Lightened up from a recipe handed down through two generations, these bars keep the cherished flavors intact, creating delightful, nostalgic treats. Patti Lavell, Islamorada, Florida.

Wine-Braised Chicken with Pearl Onions:

A family gathering staple from my grandmother in London, this dish is always the first to be served and the first to vanish. Wayne Barnes, Montgomery, Alabama