My mother was a lot of things.
She was a character ....
She loved a good "shipwreck" party ....
She had a green thumb.
She was a good friend, a lover of animals and a collector of ... things: elephants, old bathtubs, jewelry, Beanie Babies (but let's not go there!)
She was also an excellent cook.
I spent many an evening watching her work her dinner-time magic as I sat on a bar stool next to the stove in the tiny home where I spent my first 13 years -- the 900 square feet she shared with her husband and four children.
One bathroom, only a fireplace for heat, never enough storage for a family of six and way more laundry than any one woman should have to face!
Many years later, after my parents had moved on to bigger and better things, Jeff and I moved into that same house and started our family.
Lots of warm, loving memories were formed in that Trumbull Street home.
My brothers and I, and our spouses, cherish numerous recipes handed down from our parents.
I share this teriyaki marinade with you now.
It is simple and always gets rave reviews.