Homemade Dessert Recipes

Browse Grandma's homemade dessert recipes and enjoy the friendly nostalgia. This recipe site is unique and different.

My visitors describe it as a trip down memory lane, and a journey back to childhood. These delicious desserts are truly comfort foods!

Enjoy Old Fashioned Desserts

Vintage Homemade Rhubarb Pie Illustration from 1918You Can Make Old Fashioned Desserts Today
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There's a reason why this food site has proven popular over the years. Everybody craves the desserts they loved as children. These delicious comfort foods bring to mind fond memories of wonderful times spent with family and friends.

It's a mystery why the rich history of desserts tends to be neglected by most food blogs and today's TV chefs. There's simply so much to be discovered by trying the proven dessert recipes handed down from earlier generations.

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

I grew up in the 1950s and enjoyed family gatherings complete with all sorts of old fashioned desserts. There were fruit pies with flaky buttery crusts, crumbly date squares, amazing cookies, cakes and cupcakes topped with swirls of buttercream frosting.

Everything was lovingly prepared 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 vintage cookbooks, and I look forward to sharing their contents with you. Get ready to unlock the secrets to making delicious homemade treats that taste as good as they look.

This website is dedicated to Mom and to dessert lovers like yourself who appreciate homemade dessert recipes that deliver the wholesome country-kitchen taste of Grandma's day.

Enjoy your visit!


Don Bell

Celebrating Homemade Dessert Recipes

I Want to Draw a Cat for You Drawing by Steve GadlinI Want to Draw a Cat for You. An Original Drawing by Steve Gadlin, as Seen on ABC's Shark Tank

Many recipes on this site were written by the famous celebrity chefs of Grandma's day while others evolved from humble farmhouse kitchens. You are sure to find the perfect dish to serve for every special occasion.

Don't fall into the trap of ignoring vintage recipes simply because they were written in paragraph form without illustrations. Recipes from Grandma's day tend to be very easy to follow, so you'll get good results.

And since these old fashioned dessert recipes were written for home kitchens without the modern appliances we enjoy today, you'll be able to make the mouth watering dishes in half the time that Grandma did!

Take advantage of these homemade dessert recipes and get ready to enjoy amazing desserts that somehow fell through the cracks of time. These overlooked dishes will draw rave reviews from appreciative dessert lovers.

Thank you so much for these wonderful recipes. They always bring back such cherished memories. —Sharon, USA

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

Imagine the joy of serving wholesome desserts unlike the typical fare found on other recipe sites. Your friends will be begging to know how you made something so unique and delicious.

Not only will you have fun making cakes, cookies, pies, and puddings just like Grandma used to make, you'll learn how to make desserts as she did by using her handed-down tips and techniques.

Add Grandma's homemade dessert recipes to your recipe box and please share this unique recipe site with friends. They'll agree that Grandma's desserts really are the best.

I love this website. So nostalgic and cosy! —Judy, USA

Old Fashioned Desserts You'll Never Forget

Mom's Old Fashioned Cookbooks and Recipe BoxGrandma's Recipe Box

As I search through Grandma's old recipe box, I'll publish her favorite recipes. You'll get to read them EXACTLY as they were written, so you can have the fun of reading and preparing them as Grandma did.

Browse this site and whenever you spot a recipe you like, bookmark the page in your browser to keep it handy.

Be sure to see the Holiday and International sections too. You'll discover tempting cakes, cookies, and all manners of baked goods. Some will be familiar, others might seem unusual, but all will taste wonderfully delicious.

Start here, and I'll show you how to navigate my website and easily find the historical recipes that interest you.

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

Vintage Desserts Are Delicious

Homemade White 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, get comfy in your chair, and browse this unique collection of Grandma's favorite homemade dessert recipes. And please don't hurry. Take some time to enjoy the heartwarming nostalgia too!

I absolutely adore your recipe site. I had to say thank you for sharing your Grandma's wonderful recipes and I can't wait to try them.

I love how everything is set up. It's so easy to move around in, not like other sites that are cluttered and unorganized.

I also enjoy the articles about the recipes and their history. Just had to let you know I will be returning here again and again! —Maggie, U.S.A.

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