You know how everybody thinks their Mom is the best cook/baker? Of course I also think this of my own mother (the only difference is that I am right...hee hee), so to think that I could ever make one of her recipes as good as her would be a huge compliment.
But you wanna know what would be just as good of a compliment? To hear that something I made is as good as my Grandma's!
Shortly after I became a Mom myself, over 6 years ago, I figured it was time that I learned a few new domestic features -- such as baking my own bread. My Mom came over one day to teach me how to make her recipe of bread (which of course was passed on to her from her own Mom).
I was very proud of my efforts and thought that my bread tasted pretty darned good...but it just wasn't the same as my Mom's, and because of that I was slightly disappointed in myself. But then I sent a loaf along with my Mom when she went to visit my Grandma. And what did my Grandma say when she tasted my bread?
That it tasted a lot like her own...
Now that is a compliment that I will treasure forever. Not only that, but every time I bake bread (which I did again just last week) I think about my Grandma. Of course it also makes me miss her more, but I also think of it as something special that we share, just the two of us.