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April 16, 2010 • 32 Comments

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In honor of Mother's Day, we're giving you another free-form contest theme (and we'd like you to upload a photo of your mother with your submission). And to celebrate spring, we're asking for a refreshing drink (no booze required). 

Starting Sunday at midnight, you can submit recipes for The Best Recipe or Technique Your Mother Taught You and Your Best Spring Refresher.

 

 

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about 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Hi A&M -- I am not able to submit any previous recipes submitted for previous contests (the computer will not allow it -- no "edit/submit to this contest" button for anything previously submitted to a contest.) Am I not allowed to? thanks!

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about 5 years ago Annelle

Good question...I was wondering about the same thing!

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

We're looking into this -- thanks for letting us know!

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about 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

When I go to the page for each current contest, and look at all of the recipes already submitted by others, and then go down to the bottom, all of my recipes -- including those that I've submitted to earlier contests -- appear with a "Submit to Contest" option to the right of each. Have you tried that? ;o)

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about 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

I'll give it a shot - thanks for the suggestion AJ!

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about 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Thx. AJ -- it worked that way. Although, A&M, I still cannot edit anything previously submitted (but not picked). Are we not allowed to edit after something has been submitted for a contest (but not picked). Thanks again!

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

You should be allowed to edit those recipes, but it seems we're experiencing some technical difficulties. For now, if you can put your edits in the comments section, we'll make sure to take them into account when choosing finalists. Sorry about this!

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about 5 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Will do...thx!

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about 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I just had the most hilarious wonderful conversation with my mother about food and cooking (with my father--who really is the better cook--yelling comments in the background). Thank you for suggesting this and for giving me one more reason to be thankful that I still have both of my parents.

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about 5 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks for the Mom's Day theme, a poignant holiday for me. This will be a nice way to honor my mother's memory. She would so dig food52! If only I had saved the 7 page letter she sent me when I was 22, "How to Stuff and Roast a Turkey"...

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

You're very welcome, Liz.

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about 5 years ago Kayb

Wow....talk about tough choices. Got to think on this one, or submit several recipes.

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Several are welcome.

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about 5 years ago clintonhillbilly

My mom makes the best mac and cheese in the world -- but she got the recipe off of a box of noodles sometime in the 70s -- can that be submitted?

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about 5 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Great question -- is the company still in business? Did she make the recipe as is, or did she tweak it? If the company is no longer in business, but you credit the company, we think this is ok -- works as an homage. However if they are still in business and still printing the recipe, then probably not.

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about 5 years ago dymnyno

This will be fun. My mother's lack of cooking skills were part of the impetus for me to develop my own. She was an adventurous eater so dining on unusual cuisines involved some creative choices.

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about 5 years ago KitchenKim

It would be a shame if the first recipe I submitted on Food52 was my mother's microwavable cake!

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about 5 years ago gluttonforlife

Does "refresher" mean non-alcoholic?

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about 5 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Alcohol is optional for this one.

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about 5 years ago student epicure

lovely! looking forward to both of these =)

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about 5 years ago thirschfeld

Does a fried bologna and egg sandwich count as a original recipe?

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about 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh my gosh, I used to LOVE fried bologna and egg sandwiches when i was growing up!

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about 5 years ago meredithhimelfarb

This is a tricky one for me. I'm guessing order in and pick up doesn't count as a cooking technique...but I'm totally down with a spring cocktail!

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about 5 years ago CatherineTornow

Finally! A contest to which i have something to contribute. My mom is awesome, a horrible cook, with only one culinary trick to contribute to the world.

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about 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

What a nice idea.

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about 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

What a really lovely idea. My mom is gone now, but I love to visit memories of her through her recipes. She started her marriage to my dad barely knowing how to boil water and I found recently letters she wrote to her mother-in-law asking advice on how to cook steak for her first dinner party. Over the years, she graduated to being written up in the (very small) local paper for her cooking, posting some of her favorite recipes. Go Mom!

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about 5 years ago katekirk

My grandmother was a canned soup variety cook so my mother's skills were few to start with, but when she encountered Julia Child in the 70s, it was like a revelation. After that, I grew up on truly wonderful food and great family nights around the table. I wished that we could have watched Julie & Julia together, since it was a similar story of finding yourself through food...but alas, she is gone and so I just watched and cried (happily) by myself! I will have to decide what to submit from her.

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about 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

My mother's cooking talents were limited when she married, but she, too, was inspired by Julia Child and went on to be a very good cook who relied heavily on cookbooks from the greats. I'd bet there are a number of us - second generation cooks with Julia & the other PBS chefs to thank. (PS katekirk - noticed you are in Washington, DC. Several of the DC Food52'ers are meeting next Sunday for a Potluck Brunch. If you can make it, please send me a message via the food52 message system.)

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about 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a great theme! I just got off the phone with my Mom and we picked a couple things out. Had a nice chat, too, so thanks!

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about 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Sweet!

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about 5 years ago arielleclementine

yeesss! so cute!

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about 5 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Love it!