Holiday Traditions: How to Prepare the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 22, 2016 in Holidays

In the early 20th century, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Bureau of Home Economics to educate homemakers on the best ways to sew, clean and prepare food. As part of the USDA initiative, expert cooks worked tirelessly testing various Thanksgiving turkey recipes to determine which made for the most flavorful turkey. Read More

A Confection Connection

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 21, 2016 in Research

This article originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, November-December 2007. Family history clues can be anywhere. An old recipe card may note “these were always served by cousin Mary McGuire” or “Aunt Susie made this every Thanksgiving.” So where do you go from there? Start at the beginning. I was told that Bertha Christine Molzen Deschner, Read More

How To Capture and Preserve Family Recipes

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 2, 2016 in Guest Bloggers

Capturing family recipes can be tricky business. If your family is anything like mine, meals were often prepared without measurements; sauces tasted on the back of hands, spices eye-balled. The recipes I’d try to meticulously recreate often ended up tasting nothing like the original. My family also had very few recipes that were passed down; Read More

Family Traditions and Memories from the Kitchen

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 12, 2015 in Guest Bloggers

This is a guest post by Jocelyn Delk-Adams, author of “Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories” published by Agate Surrey. Each recipe in my family is like a piece of fabric. When sewn together, they become a quilt of sorts, woven with a myriad of memories. The beginning thread of this quilt is my maternal Read More

Share Your Family Recipe with Ancestry!

Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Contest

Whether it’s green bean casserole, snickerdoodle cookies or something so unique only your family makes it – most families have a recipe that has been passed around – some for generations. Some recipes you’ll see at the dinner table often, others are favorites that only come out on special occasions like birthdays and holidays. Either Read More