Grandma's Best Dessert Recipes

Vintage Homemade Rhubarb Pie Illustration from 1918You Can Make Easy Homemade Desserts Today
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You will love Grandma's best dessert recipes! Here's a recipe site that's unique and totally different. My visitors describe it as "a trip down memory lane," and a "journey back to childhood," and they all agree the homemade desserts are truly delicious!

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There's a reason why a recipe site such as this exists. We all love to enjoy the desserts and comfort foods we loved as children. They bring to mind fond memories of wonderful times spent with family and friends.

Also, it would be foolish to neglect the rich history of desserts by trying only recipes from the big-name food blogs and TV chef personalities. There's simply so much to be discovered by trying the proven recipes handed down from earlier generations.

Don Bell of Peterborough Canada with His Mother's Vintage Recipe ScrapbooksWelcome to My Collection of Vintage Dessert Recipes
(Source: ©Don Bell)

I grew up in the 1950s attending family functions with all sorts of homemade desserts. There were fruit pies, flaky pasties, date squares, cookies, and puddings topped with real whipped cream.

Everything was lovingly homemade by Mom and her sisters. Can you imagine the sight? It was a dessert lover's dream!

I still have Mom's old recipe box, handmade recipe scrapbooks, and her vintage cookbooks, and I am looking forward to sharing their contents with you.

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I'm dedicating this website to Mom and my Grandmas and to dessert lovers like yourself who appreciate that wholesome homemade taste.

Enjoy your visit!

Sincerely,

Don Bell

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There's a tendency among us modern-day cooks to think that we have all the best recipes today. You might look at vintage recipes and think, "they didn't have modern appliances back then"  or "they didn't have easy-to-follow recipes back then." However, these statements are quite biased!

In reality, most vintage desserts are fairly easy to make. The recipes were written for cooks without the modern appliances you enjoy using today, so you'll be able to prepare them in half the time.

Also, we shouldn't dismiss vintage recipes simply because they are written in paragraph form without illustrations and might appear "outdated." This is no different from when our kids dismiss our kitchen advice without remembering what we've accomplished.

When reading Grandma's recipes, we can draw from past kitchen experience and open our mind to some amazing desserts that somehow fell through the cracks of time and became forgotten. Yet, once served, they will draw rave reviews from today's dessert lovers.

Mom's Old Fashioned Cookbooks and Recipe BoxMom's Vintage Recipe Box

Imagine the joy of serving mouth-watering desserts that are unlike the typical modern versions commonly found on other sites. Your friends will be begging to know how you made such a wonderful taste treat.

Not only will you have fun making the same desserts your family enjoyed generations ago, but you'll learn how to bake like Grandma using her handed-down, proven techniques.

Imagine getting to enjoy the old fashioned cakes, pies, and puddings your ancestors enjoyed on special family occasions!

Believe me, you will want to add Grandma's best dessert recipes to your recipe box. They really are that good!

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Plateful of Delicious Chocolate Nut FudgeFreshly Made Chocolate Nut Fudge
(Source: ©Don Bell)

As I search through Grandma's collection, I'll look for all the best dessert recipes, the genuine nuggets. And I'll add them to this site in their original format EXACTLY as they were first published so you can enjoy using them as she did.

Many were written by the famous celebrity chefs of her day, and others evolved from humble farmhouse kitchens. You're sure to find the perfect dish to serve for every occasion.

Visit often and browse through the site. When you see something you like, bookmark the page and try the recipe. Get ready to enjoy a tasty treat from the past!

Check out the Holiday and International sections too. You'll discover tempting candies, beverages, and all manners of baked goods. Some will be familiar, others might seem unusual, but all will taste wonderfully delicious.

Thanks for providing the world with a nice dessert website that looks as nice as the desserts themselves! —Rick, U.S.A.

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Homemade Dessert Cake Decorated with Fresh Raspberries and Whipped CreamHomemade Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream
(Source: ©Don Bell)
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Pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage. Then get comfy in your chair and enjoy browsing this unique collection of Grandma's best dessert recipes. And take time to enjoy the heartwarming nostalgia too!

I have been an avid reader of various recipe websites from across the world, and I am constantly in search of a site that's got amazing recipes and hints for readers.

It was purely by chance that I came across your website, and I must say that I would rate it among one of the best recipe sites I have ever visited. —Susan, India

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