A collection of heirloom recipes from Cook’s Country readers. Whether it was a one-of-a-kind, soul-warming meal your grandmother used to make especially for you or a slice of deliciously spiced bread you tasted somewhere halfway around the globe, food has always been so much more than the food itself-it's a memory. What we ate, and when and where we ate it, becomes interwoven with who we are and where we came from: our family, our heritage, our friends. In an effort to preserve these heirloom recipes, Cook's Country Magazine asked its readers to submit their favorite recipes and the stories behind them. Family favorites for cookies and pies, casseroles and special-occasion suppers, old-fashioned breads and even preserves and pickles all came pouring in. From the more than one thousand submissions, our team tested and perfected the best to present here, in From Our Grandmothers' Kitchens.