Mix It Up
Maybe your mother wasn't a professional chef when you were growing up, but chances are that she turned out at least a few signature dishes that will always remind you of your childhood. It's a safe bet that your daughter feels the same way about some of your culinary concoctions.
Take advantage of a rainy weekend to teach your girl her way around the kitchen. From your mother's famous lasagna to your own much-requested apple crisp, let your daughter in on the family secrets, and she'll be able to whip up some dishes to soothe homesickness when she's moved out of the nest. Plus, being elbow-deep in cookie dough is the perfect time for you to share stories about your own mother, who your daughter may see just a few times a year.
As a special memento of your day in the kitchen together, pen your favorite family recipes in your own unique script, and note where each one originated.