Is anyone familiar with the TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond?” If not go to you tube & watch some of it, it’s pretty funny. If you are familiar, then you have a glimpse into my life. It’s about an Italian American family & the dynamics between them. Of course it touches on the stereo typically over bearing, controlling mother & the “special” relationship with her son. It also shows the strained relationship the mother has with her daughter-in-law Deborah, who tries hard to be excepted.
Marie the mother-in-law, prides herself on being a good cook & in a way controls her family with this. In one episode Deborah asked Marie for her recipe for “Steak Pizziolo” because it’s Raymond’s favorite dish. Marie happily gives her the recipe, but changes one of the ingredients..intensionally.
Your probably asking yourself, “What does this story have to do with Easter bread?”…I’ll tell you. My husband always teases me & says that his mother gives me the wrong recipes.
I have several of them & they are never the same when I make them; including this bread.
I have tried over the last 25 years to make my mother-in-law’s recipe for Easter bread & it NEVER…EVER…comes out right. I wrote the recipe & directions down word for word as she explained it, but yet..”I always do something wrong.” I gave up trying & relied on her giving us a loaf or 2 every Easter.
Now that I’m a Little more experienced in cooking, I gave it another try…this time relying on my own instincts. Guess what? E’ PERFETTO!! It’s perfect.
Unlike Deborah in the show, her mother-in-law never warms up to her, my mother-in-law realizes now that I can cook & I do it well. I guess getting recognition after 25 years is better then not getting it at all!
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