Welcome to the Milner Family Recipe Tree. A place for me to share recipes that have been featured on RecipeThis.com that are true family classics in our family.
As you probably know the recipes at RecipeThis.com is all about our family and easy family recipes for busy families like this. So here is a great insight into the inspiration we had long before we started this blog.
This is something that I have wanted to do for a while. Something that has been on the back burner but often thought about. You know how it is….you are busy and then you remember this delicious family recipe that was passed down the family tree and then you think I MUST DO THIS.
So here it is.
The best of the best recipes that have ALL been handed down from family members. Some of them are so old that the family members last cooked them before Facebook was even invented or before the first person ever had a food blog.
Beware though. This page is very cheesy and full of family memories….so read at your own risk! Plus as I add more and more of our own family recipes to the blog I will of course update this page.
Grandparents ALWAYS Cook The Best
It has to start with the grandparents right? The persons that are often the best influences in our cooking world. The ones that teach us to bake and to cook wholesome food, something that we just don’t get as much of these days. My Grandad also had an allotment and I loved nothing more than picking fresh gooseberries with him or eating carrots with the skin still on.
I had my maternal grandparents that were very poor (my grandad was a fisherman and my grandma was a waitress/bar lady and between them they raised 5 daughters) and as such the meals would be frugal. But I loved that and my folks would hate it when I came home demanding frugal cooking, especially when it was things that they hated to eat.
On the paternal grandparents side my Grandma was a baker and a real good one at that. She swore by the Bero cooking booklet and taught me so much and many of her recipes I STILL cook regularly today. She died in the year 2000 but her recipes very much live on via recipethis.com.
She was also old school and would have dinner on the table for my Grandad spot on 5pm and because of this he couldn’t even boil an egg. So as funny as it may sound I taught him to make his first cheese sauce, his first stir fry and his first egg fried rice. Clearly, I modernised him!
Here is the best of the best of my grandparents tried and tested recipes:
- Grandad George’s Fisherman Fishcakes
- Grandad George’s Liver & Onions
- Grandad George’s Poor Man’s Stew
- Grandma Kitty’s Scones
- Grandma Kitty’s Shortbread Balls
- Grandma Kitty’s Homemade Shortcrust Pastry
Mums Cooking Is Always The Biggest Memory Of All
Whether you love or loathe your mamas cooking you will always remember it, whether it is for the right reasons or the wrong reasons. For me I always remember fish fingers being grilled in the oven, roast beef with all the trimmings and the biggest Yorkshire Puddings you have ever seen.
Here is the best of the best of my mamas tried and tested recipes:
Aunts Cook Such Fun Food
Aunts are fantastic. They are loving, fun and love to cook for you. They make some delicious meals and they will always have a big part in your memory.
After my aunt made some amazing oaty biscuits when I visited her back in 2011 I asked for the recipe. Instead I was given an amazing homemade cookbook that my aunts and my mum had put together for me. With the instruction at the start to sell them on eBay if I wanted to! You see this was long before my days as a food blogger. And the moment I decided to start a food blog I knew that they had to be mentioned.
Thanks to my mum and dad being from big families I am lucky to have a lot of aunts and 3 of them in particular have influenced me in the kitchen the most.
Here is the best of the best of my aunts tried and tested recipes:
- Aunt Sheila’s Party Meatballs
- Aunt Veronica’s Oaty Biscuits
- Aunt Veronica’s Amazing Cheese Quiche
- Aunt Patricia’s Beef Bourguignon
Thanks for reading all about our ancient family recipes and of course when more and more family recipes get featured on the blog we will link to it on here.