Readers share the stories behind their favorite recipes.
When my father started talking about an old girlfriend's cooking, my mom baked him this little number. He decided she was a keeper.
Okay, it's technically a fruitcake. But it's moist, cinnamony, and delicious -- nothing like that December dessert everyone dreads.
It's made from Thanksgiving leftovers but it tastes amazing. And no one will believe the old school trick that pulls it all together.
My mom's favorite cake recipe seemed so retro that I didn't make it for years. But I recently rediscovered its deliciousness.