Aunt Ida and Uncle Julie in Winthrop Beach, Mass., in the 1940s. Courtesy of the Brass Sisters hide caption

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J.R. Ewing And A Found Recipe For Poppy Seed Cookies
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Don't Knock The Nog Until You've Tried This One
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The Brass Sisters, Marilynn and Sheila, say the recipe for this shortbread is a treasure from their childhood they nearly lost forever. Courtesy of Andy Ryan Photography hide caption

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A Tale Of Two Cookies: The Brass Sisters' Shortbread
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The secret to the sweet potato pies Matthew Raiford's Nana makes is their size. "When you eat sweet potato pie, you're supposed to have just enough," Raiford recalls his Nana saying. Christopher Connelly/NPR hide caption

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A Chef Learns To Make His Nana's Petite Sweet Potato Pies
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A Quest For The Perfect Quince Paste Yields A Great Sauce
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The key to Dr. Klaw's lobster roll is to keep it simple. Gabriella Herman hide caption

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Found Recipes: Dr. Klaw's Authentic New England Lobster Roll
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If someone asked for onions and green peppers fried into his hash browns, the crunchy grated spuds became "glorified." Amy Thielen shared a recipe for All Things Considered's Found Recipe series. Amy Thielen for NPR hide caption

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Hash Browns To Soothe Any Homesick Midwesterner
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Sunny Anderson came up with the recipe when trying to find new flavor combinations for chicken wings. John Lee hide caption

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This Football Season, Grab Some PB&J And Spread Your Wings
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Drowning In Zucchini? 3 Recipes Can Help
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Julia della Croce says pistachio pesto is an economical — and delicious — alternative when Italian pine nuts can cost up to $120 per pound. Nathan Hoyt/Courtesy of Julia della Croce hide caption

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Don't Let The Price Of Pine Nuts Keep You From Pesto
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Zwetschgendatschi is the Bavarian word for plum cake. The dessert uses Damson plums, which are only in season for a few weeks each year. Courtesy of Gesine Bullock-Prado hide caption

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Zwetschgendatschi, A Mouthful That Captures The Perfect Plum
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Some NPR staff members taste recipes from the contest finalists. Matt Martinez/NPR hide caption

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And The Winning Taste Of Summer Is ...
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Jennifer Sander bonded with her sons by learning how to fish for crabs together. Courtesy of Jennifer Sander hide caption

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Grilled Pizza And Your Other Favorite 'Tastes Of Summer'
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Taste Of Summer Finalist: Diane's Dad's Sandwich
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