Our first tastes of their signature mustard on a pretzel & salt on watermelon, left us speechless (and that is hard to do!). We wish we could have stood there & brought everyone in to taste test & buy. Not only did we love & purchase the products but were intrigued by the back story as well.
Our sales rep happened to be JoAn's daughter in-law. These were JoAn's own secret recipes to enhance foods of all kinds. She used them while entertaining and was known to carry them in her purse, when traveling. A "don't leave home without it" attitude! We feel the same way . . .
We were intrigued by this story because of our appreciation of our own mothers' in-law kitchen skills, who indeed felt the same about their mothers' in-law. We see a trend. Using your MIL's recipes, is a great way to celebrate family traditions. Following it "as is", or a loose interpretation, honors the family foodie legacy. Whether living nearby or long distance from the in-laws, this gives your children an opportunity to connect to their heritage.
Beg, borrow or steal - keep that cookin' in the family. It is an act of love that needs to be shared!
Thanks JoAn for reminding us . . .