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People Are Sharing What Food Their Mom Makes Better Than Anyone

There's nothing better than having a homecooked meal from your mom. For some reason, everything tastes better when it's made from scratch and nothing is better than your mom doing it especially for you. Some people know that when it comes to certain dishes, no one can make it quite like their mom.

Now people are sharing that one food that their mom makes better than anyone else.

Chocolate Rolls.

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"The one thing she had been making for 60 years and could do it blindfolded & in her sleep was Chocolate Roll--a mixture of egg whites & egg yolks beaten & mixed with cocoa & powdered sugar, then baked in a jelly roll pan, spread with sweetened whipped cream when cool, rolled up & frosted w/a light chocolate frosting," one person said.

Carrot Cake.

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"My mom makes the best carrot cake in the universe. Hands down. It's her own recipe, hybridized from two different recipes she had long ago. It's like no other carrot cake I've ever had. I have it every year for my birthday, she has even shipped it to me unassembled (icing in a jar, cake layers wrapped in wax paper and foil) when I lived far away," shared another.

Potato and Cheese Pirogies.

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One person shared that their Ukrainian mother-in-law makes the best potato and cheese pirogies form scratch.

"You think you like perogies and then you have a homemade one and suddenly you can hear colours," they said.


"Gumbo. My mom made the absolute best gumbo and I've spent the last 10 years trying to get it right because she never wrote down the recipe for me before she died despite me practically begging her to do so. God I miss her (and her gumbo)," shared another Reddit user.

Apple Pie.

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One person said that their mom made the best apple pie, hands down. But, the irony behind it is that she grew up never having apple pie because her Korean family did not usually eat it. She learned from a recipe, but perfected it.



27-30 combined layers of hand-rolled pasta so thin you can almost see through it, homemade Bolognese and Bechamel sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Everyone around my family (friends and relatives) go gaga every family dinner," another shared.

Leche Flan.

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"Leche flan. Even the stuff from the local Filipino bakery is spongey scrambled eggs compared to my mom's. Thick, smooth custard. No bubbles. Her secret ingredient is the tiniest splash of lemon extract. Sometimes she'll put a layer of flan on top of cassava cake (shredded cassava cooked with macapuno coconut)," another user said.

Fried Chicken.

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Another Reddit user shared that their grandmother made the best fried chicken that they ever had. So much so, that they refused to eat any other fried chicken because they know that they will be utterly disappointed because it will be nowhere as good as grandmas.

Vegetable Soup with Meatballs.

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"Vegetable soup with small meatballs. Was a recipe from my grandmother who learned it from her mother who again learned it from her mother (the meatballs came later it used to just be vegetable soup). Its good in all seasons and when smelling it it instantly transports my mind to when I was a small kid going to grandma for the weekend," shared another.

Potato Salad.

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"I love her potato salad.

And I mean listen, it isn't anything special. But it is perfect. Everyone else's potato salad is just too much. Mom's is just potato, mayo, salt, pepper, probably garlic powder, and if I'm lucky hard boiled egg slices and celery. It's just simple and straightforward," another person commented.

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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There is nothing like a solid and delicious cookie. And, one Reddit user said their mom takes the trophy for chocolate chip cookies. They said that the recipe is so good, it's been passed around the family so much and everyone uses and loves it.

Grilled Cheese and Ham.

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"Literally the only thing my mother ever cooked that was worth eating is grilled ham and cheese. Still to this day, I have no clue what makes hers better than anyone else's. It's just cheese, ham, bread and butter, but for some reason hers is simply the best ever made," said another person.


Another person said that their mom made the best cornbread ever. Cornbread is the most delicious side dish, hands down, and perfecting it is pretty hard. But, they shared the secret was that she cooked it in a cast-iron pan. SO genius.

Cheesy Broccoli.

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"Cheesy broccoli.

It sounds dumb, but I have always loved it when she's made it. I remember back when I was in kindergarten I brought a large container of it for show and tell. Since it was my favorite thing that my mom made to eat, I wanted to share it with everyone in my class," another person said.

Banana Bread.

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Another Reddit user said their mom made the best banana bread and that after she passed away, their sisters all came together looking for the recipe through all of her cookbooks and papers. It's something to make and remember her by forever.


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"Ribs. This last 4th of july she made ribs that were the best I've ever had. Fall off the bone, melt in your mouth goodness.

She also taught me how to make mac and cheese from scratch when I was 11. She always encouraged me to cook for myself and by myself, and was always happy to teach me to make whatever I asked." [u/starskynhutchh](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/l5el4d/what_food_does_your_mom_make_better_than_anybody/grutppe/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=30

Blueberry pie.

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User is_not_robot said that blueberry pie was the best thing that heir mom made. However, apparently, it's been years that they haven't had it.

Time to make it again, mom!


For Ichigo_101, I'm hoping that their mom makes something a little more traditional than what Rachel Green made in Friends.

But hey, we all have different tastes.

Deviled eggs.

"My moms dads mom makes the greatest deviled eggs on the earth, they are so good that during party’s (before COVID duh) people would greet her by asking “did you bring the deviled eggs?” She has a special plate for them too" -u/DisplayComfortable91

Tuna casserole.

I've never had a tuna casserole but I'll trust Reddit user im_not_elven and assume that it tastes amazing.

I guess I'll add that to my list of recipes I'll have to try for myself.



I've never tasted a better meatball in my life. Not at a restaurant, not in Italy, not even at a restaurant in Italy." u/CoalhouseWalker

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"So my mum is an awful cook but she made me these fiber cookies one time with rasins and some sort of crunchy fiber cereal and I ate the whole bag on my way home." u/The-collector207

Duck ponds.

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"Duck ponds. Egg in toast not sure what everyone else calls them but when I was young it was the only way I would eat fried eggs. Buttery toast, perfectly cooked egg, and she made the center part she cut out to cook the egg in look like wings surrounding the duck." u/light_childe


'Not my mom, but my SO’s mom makes the juiciest, tenderist turkey my tongue has ever bestowed upon." u/seapube

This is a bold statement, but because of the passion, I have to believe it.

Spring rolls.

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"Spring rolls. My mom has the best spring rolls ever. She uses these “netted” spring roll wrappers that are, as the name suggests, netted, and they’re so delicate and crispy. Then, for filling, she uses a ton of taro." u/ItsPeachyFine

Eggplant parmesan.

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"Eggplant parmesan. Thick-cut unbreaded fried eggplant, basically a ratatouille tomato-y mix, mozzarella and parmesan in a ginormous casserole." u/rarehalf58

My mouth is literally drooling.


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Steak is one of those foods that everyone has a lot of different opinions about what works and what doesn't.

So good to know user eddi-is-random's mother makes it perfectly!

Taco salad.

"Taco salad. Hands down. I can't even count how many people have told me that she makes it the best, or how many people have asked her for the recipe. Also, her bagel dip is to. Die. For." u/michigan_lillyb

Chicken tacos.

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TheCultOfSolar is apparently living their best life thanks to their mom making them chicken tacos.

I've personally never had one, so hopefully, I'll be invited for dinner soon.


"My mother used to make croquettes, or krokets in the Dutch spelling. They were one of my favourite things to eat. A thick beef ragu, rolled in to cylindrical shapes, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried. Served on a fresh bread roll with mustard. Just beautiful." u/Matelot67

Literally anything.

A lot of people on the Reddit thread said that their mom can essentially make anything better with their cooking.

What about you? Let us know down below in the comment section!