Mom's Cooking

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (11)

Mom’s Cooking, a unique cooking show from 2008 that aired on Lifetime, takes viewers on a nostalgic and heartfelt journey into the kitchens of everyday mothers. The show combines the elements of cookery, learning, and the emotional bond between mothers and daughters into a delicious package that's sure to bring back fond memories.

The ingenuity of Mom's Cooking lies in its ability to capture the essence of home, warmth, and familial love amidst the hustle-bustle of cutting, chopping, and sautéing. The concept is far from standard cooking shows that revolve around professional chefs showcasing their culinary skills. Instead, this show focuses on ordinary moms who have an extraordinary talent for home-style cooking. They share their secret family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

The premise of the show is quite fascinating. In each episode, the host, stand-up comic and actress, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, introduces two people: a mother who is known for a particular dish and her daughter who wants to learn the recipe perfectly. The mother-daughter duo cook together, engaging in an inspiring culinary adventure filled with enlightening anecdotes, shared memories, some laughter, trials, and tribulations.

The mother's dish can range from crowd-pleasing comfort food to more adventurous ethnic dishes that reflect the diverse cultural fabric of America. Throughout the show, viewers get to see a variety of cuisines, from Italian pasta and Mexican enchiladas to German sausages and Indian curry, among others. But the common connection among all these dishes is the love and care each mother puts into her recipe to ensure its authentic flavor reaches her family.

In Mom's Cooking, the recipe is not the only point of focus. The show is also a portrayal of the personal life and warm dynamics of each featured family. It digs into their past and explores their culinary history. As the recipes unfold, so do the stories behind them—stories about the family's heritage, their values, their struggles, their happiness, and much more. This combination of cooking and storytelling gives the show a personality of its own, making it not just a cooking show but a heart-warming documentation of human lives around food.

The relaxed and casual conversation between the mother, daughter, and host Stefanie, echoes the liveliness that you would usually find in a family kitchen. This operating style results in a comfortable atmosphere filled with joy and encouragement—making the professional kitchen set feel like an extension of the mother's own kitchen.

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, a mother herself, brings her quirky sense of humor to the show, adding a light-hearted touch to the proceedings. Her friendly and welcoming personality subtly guides the conversation, making the participants feel relaxed and free to showcase their culinary skill and reveal their life stories.

One of the exceptional aspects of Mom's Cooking is its appealing relatability. Many of the viewers can resonate with the mother-daughter connection, the tradition of pas sing down family recipes, and the taste of home-cooked food. It inspires the audience to appreciate their family traditions, recipes, and to spend quality time cooking and sharing meals with their loved ones.

The format of the show doesn't involve any competition or elimination, but instead, it gives a feel-good vibe imbued with the joy of learning. The simplicity of the show appeals to a wide range of audiences—from budding home-cooks to food lovers or anyone who loves a good story.

The show offers instructive value as well. Viewers can glean useful cooking tips, understand the nuances of different ingredients, learn to prepare a variety of dishes, and gain inspiration from the featured mothers' tenacity and creativity in cooking.

In summary, Mom's Cooking is a warm, inviting and delightfully fresh take on a cooking show. It's not just about the tantalizing food that is prepared and presented, but also about the strong bond between mothers and daughters, family traditions, and the emotion that home cooking invokes. Undoubtedly, Mom's Cooking from Lifetime is a must-watch for those who appreciate family, food, and the stories that interweave them.

Mom's Cooking is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2008.

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Jae & Judy's Meatloaf
20. Jae & Judy's Meatloaf
December 12, 2008
Daughter Jae Franklin enlists her mother Judy to teach her to make meatloaf, pea salad, and angel food cake.
Diana & Joyce's Ddeok Guk
19. Diana & Joyce's Ddeok Guk
December 12, 2008
Daughter Diana Kim enlists her mother Joyce to teach her to make Ddeok Guk, japche, and ppat bing so.
Alexis & Janet's Fresh Grilled Tuna Steak
18. Alexis & Janet's Fresh Grilled Tuna Steak
December 11, 2008
Daughter Alexis Johnson enlists her mother Janet to teach her to make fresh grilled tuna steak with citrus sauce, mandarin cranberry salad and brandied apples with cinnamon crisp and ice cream.
Cindy & Trudy's Cuban Pork Loin
17. Cindy & Trudy's Cuban Pork Loin
December 11, 2008
Daughter Cindy Chiarello enlists her mother Trudy Yannaccone to teach her to make pork loin, black beans and rice, and natilla.
Crystal & Kim's Pot Roast
16. Crystal & Kim's Pot Roast
December 10, 2008
Daughter Crystal Daniels enlists her mother Kim to teach her to make pot roast, macaroni with cheese and peach cobbler.
Flora & Ilyn's Roasted Lamb
15. Flora & Ilyn's Roasted Lamb
December 10, 2008
Daughter Flora Cohen enlists her mother Ilyn to teach her to make leg of lamb, sweet potatoes infused with orange slices and spicy gingerbread.
Rockie & Antoinette's Banana Nut Bread
14. Rockie & Antoinette's Banana Nut Bread
December 9, 2008
Daughter Rockie Sapp enlists her mother Antoinette Valiente to teach her to make sloppy joe turnovers, skillet corn and banana nut bread.
Jennifer & Grace's Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder
13. Jennifer & Grace's Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder
December 9, 2008
Daughter Jennifer enlists her mother to make her favorite Puerto Rican feast: pernil, mofongo and cheese flan.
Stephanie & Rosann's Easter Pizza
12. Stephanie & Rosann's Easter Pizza
December 8, 2008
Daughter Stephanie Budelman enlists her mother Roseann St. Clair to teach her to make Easter pizza, Italian vegetable medley and cannolis.
Taylor & Mary's Carved Filet Mignon
11. Taylor & Mary's Carved Filet Mignon
December 8, 2008
Daughter Taylor Vickers enlists her mother Mary Keyon to teach her to make beef tenderloin, pear and feta salad, and carrot cake.
Tina & Cookie's Lettuce Wrapped Ginger Dae-Gee Bul-go-kee
10. Tina & Cookie's Lettuce Wrapped Ginger Dae-Gee Bul-go-kee
December 5, 2008
Tina, a first generation Korean-American, wants to learn how to cook a traditional Korean meal from her mother.
Lisa & JoAnn's Salmon Wellington
9. Lisa & JoAnn's Salmon Wellington
December 5, 2008
Lisa spends most of her time writing and has little experience cooking. But this new bride wants to learn some of her mom's signature recipes now that she's a married woman.
Jaquitta & Linda's Smoked Turkey Legs
8. Jaquitta & Linda's Smoked Turkey Legs
December 4, 2008
Jaquitta is a successful news anchor with little time to cook. Her mom helps her to understand that cooking great food doesn't requite hours in the kitchen.
Jamila & Jerri's Salmon Croquettes
7. Jamila & Jerri's Salmon Croquettes
December 4, 2008
Jamila loves her family tradition of Christmas Eve brunch, but has never been able to cook it as well as here mom. Today, she surprises Jerri by learning all of their favorite Christmas recipes.
Annie & Nancy's Chicken A La Nancy
6. Annie & Nancy's Chicken A La Nancy
December 3, 2008
Annie is about to move out of her mom's house and feels that it is time that she learns to cook. So she surprises her mom and learns to make her favorite meal: Chicken A La Nancy.
Lori Beth & Caren's Teacakes
5. Lori Beth & Caren's Teacakes
December 3, 2008
Daughter Lori Beth Edgeman enlists her mother Caren to teach her to make teacakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy.
Dina & Nella's 100 Year Old Meatballs
4. Dina & Nella's 100 Year Old Meatballs
December 2, 2008
A century old meatball recipe has been passed down in Dina's family. Now it's Dina's turn to learn how to make this family tradition. So she surprises her mom and learns the meatball recipe, along with stuffed mushrooms and strufolli.
Mistee & Sherry's Fried Okra
3. Mistee & Sherry's Fried Okra
December 2, 2008
Mistee and her family have lived in the South for generations. Mistee has never been able to make a Southern feast like her mom can. She will surprise her mom and learn to make baked ham, fried okra, and blackberry cobbler.
Ursula & Carol's Baby Back Ribs
2. Ursula & Carol's Baby Back Ribs
December 1, 2008
Daughter Ursula Wiedmann enlists her mother Carol Bitner to teach her to make barbeque ribs, tomato and mozzarella salad and rhubarb brown betty.
Lauren & Lorraine's Manicotti
1. Lauren & Lorraine's Manicotti
December 1, 2008
Daughter Lauren Kinslow enlists her mother Lorraine to teach her to make homemade manicotti with gravy, braciole and tiramisu.
Where to Watch Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mom's Cooking on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (11)