Sometimes, keepers at home (and others, too) can evoke the most palatable and tangible memory of a loved one through the textures and tastes and smells of a kitchen. Erica’s submission is about that. I love it. She submitted it in photos and just a few words:
This is a comfort to my family even though it isn’t a “comfort” food: Found in the pages of a cookbook that survived a house fire before I joined the family is the hard candy recipe I remember from my mother-in-laws each year at Christmas. We lost her too young over 4 years ago, and this is a simple way to bring Big Mama back to us each year.
(I think it IS a comfort food. What a blessing in the reminiscing. Also, I think this would be one of those magical, fun recipes for kids!)