You can’t beat Mum’s cooking

When I think back to my childhood,ย I remember a drink my mum would make us as a special treat. My parents were very strict with sugar intake so chocolate, sweets & fizzy drinks were a once-a-week delight to look forward to. As was this…

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And not any milk but gold top, full fat, milk. Mixed in equal portions and blitzed in the blender with ice! Delicious! The week would feel so long as I would be waiting anxiously for the days to pass and Sunday to arrive so I could indulge in this marvel of an invention. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Funny thing is, I tried it a little while ago and couldn’t stomach it! In fact, it gave me a belly ache! The only difference between my recipe and my mum’s, was the milk used. Instead of gold top (which is hard to come by nowadays), I used blue top, could that make such a huge difference? Or is it the simple saying – nothing tastes as good as your mum’s cooking?

Baffling….

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Another strange thing – my cooking tastes nothing like my mums! Even if I follow her recipes to a tee and considering I’ve learnt to cook from her, something is always different… Again, is it just mum’s cooking? Is the special ingredient – Mum’s LOVE?

Very Baffled!

What do you guys think? Do you believe your mother’s cooking is the best? Or can you match her in the kitchen?

Also, I would love to hear about any special recipes you remember from your childhood. Maybe it’s still your favourite or like me, maybe you can’t tolerate it anymore.

I look forward to hearing from you…

Suki… X!

 

 

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  1. huguetta says:

    Yes this is very true, the mother cooking is different! About me, I never loved homemade food in my childhood, I loved fast food and burger but I always ate what my mother cooked or prepared, my best ever is my mother’s “Tabbouleh” it’s kind of a salad but famous in Lebanon, ,my mother do it the best! Also the Lebanese coffee, I drink it in many places but I prefer my mother’s coffee ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing and just stick to the milk your mother used to use hahah and remember for your kids, you’re the best chef as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you for sharing your childhood experiences with me… โ™ฅ๏ธ

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      1. huguetta says:

        My pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Mum would make an unbelievable suet pudding. Never did find out how. We always had home cooked stuff, never fast food. It was virtually always neat with 2 or 3 types of vegetables. When I left home went fast food mad. If itโ€™s ok I might give that coke mix a miss….

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    1. Claudette says:

      Please explain this for my Swiss/Canadian perspective…you Brits have the most interesting culinary terms. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Imagine a really soft sticky pastry with meat, vegetables and gravy inside. Almost dumpling like…You have to boil it if I remember right. Not very heathy….

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      2. Claudette says:

        sounds good though… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Baffledmum says:

      ๐Ÿ˜‚ My kids refuse to try it as well but itโ€™s funny because my hubby mentioned they used to have the same! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคข๐Ÿฅด

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  3. orkidedatter says:

    At my home, it was my grandmother’s foodโค๏ธ(I almost stayed with my grandparents when I was a kid..) and I am not good at cooking, I can suprise, but don’t be as good as her..
    Thank you for sharing๐Ÿฆ‹ I wish you a nice day๐Ÿฆ‹

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Yes, I remember some of my grandmothers dishes as well. Mostly sweet dishes as she loved to spoil us…. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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      1. orkidedatter says:

        Spoil-was the word in English, thank you๐Ÿฆ‹I couldnโ€™t figure it out…
        โค๏ธ

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Mother’s cooking is very different. I can never cook like my mom or grandma.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Itโ€™s a shame we canโ€™t redo the greatness! Iโ€™ll have to keep trying… โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  5. cannardblogs says:

    For me I feel like if you have kids you will end up having your own style of cooking that they will love, you will forver love your own mums cooking but not be able to replicate it fully and your kids will forever love your cooking and still never be able to replicate it.โค

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I agree… I also think other people cooking always tastes better than your own – or maybe thatโ€™s because we would rather somebody else cooks? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. cannardblogs says:

        I think for me after I’m done cooking or who ever is cooking we feel like we hate food cause we have had to cook it for hours if it’s a big meal and we just get sick of seeing it but when it’s someone else we love it because we didn’t have to do anything and it almost feels like a treat whereas for yourself cooking its almost like a chore unless that’s your job, if you get what I mean ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        I really do! I feel like this most days!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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      3. cannardblogs says:

        Aha I don’t cook a lot myself but when I do I have a lot of fun since I don’t do it every day

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      4. cannardblogs says:

        For sure if rather my mums over my own

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      5. cannardblogs says:

        Unless I’m doing cakes

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  6. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    You gave me a good idea. I never thought coke and milk could taste good. And I feel that for everyone, their mother’s cooking is the best, so for me. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m glad you liked it… I know during the summer you can now get coke floats in cafes & restaurants, it’s coke with a scoop of icecream on top! It’s very yummy! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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      1. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

        Wow. I bet it is. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  7. Suki, a couple of thoughts. I used to as a kid have coca-cola with vanilla ice cream. If I ate that today I would feel sick too! As for the food tasting better back when …. I know the food quality then is better then it is now. So many foods have become tasteless. It is so hard to find good quality food these days. I know we do our very best to do so.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I know that drink combination as a coke float, they serve it here in cafes during summer, delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹
      And yes, I agree, the quality of food has changed so much, it’s a shame…

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      1. Yes! A coke float, that is what it is called. My mouth is watering just thinking about it, yet if I even had two teaspoons today I’d feel ill. And good luck finding GOOD food. Every time we go shopping it is a challenge. We stopped eating fish because what they were selling wasn’t even the correct fish. The last time we had fish, I remember it was like rubber and both hubby and I asked, What IS this?

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        Oh no that’s crazy! You would think, at least fish would be ok… ๐Ÿ˜ง

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      3. Yep. You would think. I even avoid feeding my cats fish. It’s shocking what is going on and you just have to be so careful. Hubby actually watched a program that documented that some fish is NOT what the seller claims it to be. I know we are not going to be eating fish ….. and that includes tuna for me.

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  8. Betul Erbasi says:

    I am sure for your children, your cooking will be how your mom’s cooking is for you. Also, I never this mixture, hmm.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I hope so… Thank you for the comment โค

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  9. Being the son..I absolutely love mums cooking, irrespective how big or small it may be. I’ve tried doing the same things she does..but like u said, it just doesnt turn out the same way. Its probably the ‘special ingredient’ that only mums have.
    I’m not a natural at cooking but I can whip up a decent meal for myself if needed (does not necessarily mean to fry an omlette n eat ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ)

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      What do you mean? Omelettes the only thing I can cook as perfectly as my mum! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      I think me & you are on the same page… ๐Ÿ‘โค

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  10. Mom got fried chicken right. She got so much praise for her fried chicken from us three boys, she took to cooking it twice a week sometimes during our teen years. She got one, maybe two other dishes right, too.

    In my opinion, mom was wise, she was kind, she was strong, and she was many other things. But a cook, she was not.

    Worst of all was her homemade spaghetti. She truly thought her self-created spaghetti, which called for a whole stick of butter in addition a generous amount of olive oil, was merely “rich” and not actually deadly. She would even serve it to guests. No one, family or guest, except her, could finish a full serving.

    Mom was the CEO of a small business. She’d been hired because — this was “back in the day” — the business was failing and no man wanted on his resume that he’d been the last CEO of a failed business. It was thought ok to give her the job despite she was a woman because who else would be better to blame than a woman?

    At first, she kept the sick thing alive. Then she turned it healthy. She made a profit five years after taking charge. She kept making profits every year afterwards.for 30 years until she retired.

    But she just might have been the worst cook I’ve known.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Wow your mum sounds awesome & I can tell how proud of her you are by the way you write about her… So what if she couldn’t cook… โค๐Ÿ’•

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      1. That’s exactly how I feel. I’m sorry to say I didn’t always appreciate mom. Went full-blown “She’s crazy!” during my teen years. But I’ve talked with a whole lot of people since then about their moms. Many of them had moms so bad I don’t even tell them about mine — don’t want to make them feel that much worse. When you get lucky to have a good mom, you get lucky for your whole life.

        Thank you for your kind compliments.

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        Thank you for sharing your experience with me… โค

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  11. My moms cooking was very simple . She didnโ€™t like to cook but her double layer cakes the best and I can never get right. Cola and milk hmm never heard of that. Iโ€™m tempted to try it…. ok maybe lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ let me know your verdict of you do ever try it… ๐Ÿ˜‹ or ๐Ÿคข

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      1. Okay I will , so how much ? Fill a class with milk then add some cola?

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      2. Baffledmum says:

        A half, half mix… ๐Ÿ‘

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      3. Okay Iโ€™ll let you know๐Ÿ˜‚

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  12. CJ Porter says:

    Milk and coke?! I nearly got an upset tummy at the thought of it ๐Ÿคข lol
    Of course. Mums cooking the best!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  13. Diane says:

    Could be that it was so delicious when you were young but now maybe your taste have changed. And, you are right about Momโ€™s cooking my Momโ€™s cooking wAs so delicious and difficult to duplicate๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Maybe mum’s cooking is linked with good memories to make the taste even better? โค

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  14. sam basu says:

    I tried many times, but I can never cook like mom, so now I donโ€™t try anymore๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      That’s fair enough! ๐Ÿ˜„

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    2. Diane says:

      Just wanted to add that a & w root beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is amazing๐Ÿ˜Š!

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      1. Baffledmum says:

        Interesting… I’ll have to try that… โค

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  15. I am going to have to try that once we have the next coca cola! Interesting article.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. sunilmdabral says:

    No matter how good one cook no one can ever cook as good as ones mom.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      True… ๐Ÿ‘

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      1. sunilmdabral says:

        Yes. But milk with soft drink. That is something.

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  17. Misha Bagga says:

    I feel everyone has a unique way of cooking. And one should never try to be some one else. Imbibing the good qualities is something different though. Thoughtful post. Keep Glittering, from TGA by Misha ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you Misha for popping by & connecting… โค

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  18. Tanusri sen says:

    Food made by mother is best

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I agree… โค

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  19. Yes! Mothers cooking is always the best. I video call her whenever I try cooking but still it’s never the same ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป BTW coke and milk? Really? Never tried this combo before.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’ll leave it up to you, if you’re ever feeling daring then give it a try.. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Hahaha! God knows when that day would come ๐Ÿ˜€

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  20. mabelfrancis says:

    No one can replace a mum whether in cooking or for anything else!
    I lost my mom years ago, miss her every minute!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m sorry to hear that… I can’t imagine โค

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  21. I totally agree with you!

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  22. My Mom’s fish curry was the best in the world and her stir fried vegetables (which was always a bit burnt !!) I guess the taste comes from all the love Moms put into their cooking. Thank you for your post. Brings back good memories for me.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Yes, mum’s love – the special ingredient… Thank you for popping by… โค

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  23. Alas NO my cooking doesn’t taste like my mums either ๐Ÿ˜ฆ โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.. I have to say imagining coke and milk together gives me stomach pains just thinking about it!

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but coke with a scoop of icecream is awesome! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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