Our Grandmas Recipes

By The Chew Crew May 07, 2013

With Mother's Day right around the corner we've rounded up some of our favorite Iron Granny recipes.  These classic - some southern, some Italian, some seasonal - are all delicious and will surely put a smile on any mom's face this holiday!

Daisy's Chicken and Dumplings

Daisy knows a think or two about southern cooking.  She stopped by the show and whipped up her classic chicken and dumplings dish.  Not only did it win the hearts of our co-hosts but it also won her a golden trophy.  If you're looking for something hearty, filling and straight from grandma's kitchen this is the dish for you.

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Antoinette's Pasta Primavera

This fun dish is perfect for right now.  It's filled with fresh peas, zucchini, garlic and pasta shells and doesn't take hours to make. 

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Antoinette's Thanksgiving Stuffing

After a couple missed attempts Antoinette won the stuffing competition.  Her classic concoction has Italian sausage, celery, onion and garlic that's sure to win over your family during Thanksgiving or really anytime. 

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Donna's Meatloaf Surprise

The meatloaf competition might have been the most intense.  To impress the judges Donna brought her A game with this creative dish.  Most of us think of meatloaf as something simple we throw together.  Donna, on the other hand, added everything but the kitchen sink to her recipe and it works!  In fact, it's delicious.

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Mama T Puttanesca

Not of us have an Italian grandma we can ask questions or look to for cooking wisdom.  Now we have Mama T.  This dish, like many of her others, is a classic no-frills approach to a favorite Italian dish.  Give it a try.

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Mama T's Caponata

Around here we never have enough starters and this recipe answer to our needs. Between the green olives, the eggplant and the Spanish onion this dish has a ton of flavor and has become a favorite ours.

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Mama T's French Toast

Nothing beats a Mother's Day brunch, and this French toast is sure to please any mom.  Not only is it delicious but it's perfect for a bunch celebration because you make it the night before and bake it in the morning.