We win our local Chilli cook-off almost every year by serving last year's national winner's recipe.
As opposed to that recipe your grandma got off the back of some container that everybody liked?
Look through your grandma's/older relatives cookbook and you'll be surprised where your favorite recipes generally come from.
I make pumpkin chip muffins that for some reason everyone loves. All of my kids friends come over after school just to have muffins, I get asked to bring them places etc. I said to a group of the kids "you know, they're really easy to make, I can send you the recipe' and they were like "you'll give us your secret recipe for these muffins?!?!?!" Well, I got it from the Taste of Home website so... sure.
Macs Famous Mac and Cheese
This is how I act with the Mac N' Jeezy recipe I ganked from Terry Crews. I'll give him credit for as long as I can but that shit is never leaving the family as long as I can help it.
I have been making Alton Brown's [Sweet Corn Bread Pudding](http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sweet-corn-bread-pudding-recipe-1949555) nearly every time I grill ever since the recipe first aired. I got so tired of telling people that the recipe is on Food Network that I printed out a stack of recipe cards.
Million dollar idea: have a site that has tons of recipes already (like Allrecipes) that, for $0.99, you can have the recipe printed on an aged recipe card, making it look like an old family recipe.
My family is constantly asking me how I "came up with that recipe".. And I'm like, "I just read it online. Literally, all it took was some googling and reading."
I also have a coworker who is trying to domesticate herself and settle down and she asked me how to learn to cook I was like, "Can you read? Because if so, boom, you too can make 1000-times-rated 5 star white chicken chili from allrecipes.com."
Our barbeque sauce is really well-loved and it was once some old lady's greatest secret. That is, until my grandpa got her blackout drunk and pried it out of her. Been my family's recipe ever since
That's sorta how my family is already, my grandma had this "secret chocolate cookie recipe" that she passed down through generations. Well it turns out that it's just the recipe from the back of a bag of chocolate chips she got when she was 20.
Most family recipes are just one changed ingredient amount from the betty crocker cook book.
My wife keeps trying to convince me to sell my balsamic vinaigrette. It's like the third result on Google.