Does the cook do any special family recipe or style? All while growing up, our house was the gathering place for the extended family. My mom was always the cook with my late aunt helping out when she arrived. Now that I have my own family and I live away from my family, I do all the cooking while my wife preps and makes the pie. I use my moms stuffing recipe that she perfected over the years by chance, so my dinner is virtually a carbon copy of what I grew up with.