Homemade Dessert Recipes

Vintage Homemade Rhubarb Pie Illustration 1918You Can Make a Homemade Dessert Today
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Welcome to Homemade Dessert Recipes, the food site that's different. My visitors have described it as "quaint," "unique," "a trip down memory lane," and a "journey back to childhood." All agree the old fashioned recipes are wonderful!

Grandma's Old Fashioned Desserts

These old fashioned dessert recipes are unlike those you see on other recipe sites. Many are in a paragraph format as they are from Grandma's day, and this is after all a historical recipe site.

You've thousands of homemade desserts to choose from — many were Grandma's personal favorites. Now, they are comfort foods for those of us who grew up remembering the delicious taste of home!

Most vintage dishes are easy to make. They are for cooks without the modern appliances you enjoy using, so you'll be able to prepare them in half the time.

I've also sprinkled Grandma's helpful cooking tips throughout the site. Plus, there's a red Help Button on each recipe page for vintage baking times and oven temperatures.

Enjoy the Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes

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 manners of homemade desserts. Fruit pies, flaky pasties, date squares, cookies, and puddings topped with whipped cream.

Everything was homemade by Mom and her sisters. Thanks to Grandma's homemade dessert recipes.

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 am happy to share their contents with you.

Get Grandma's old fashioned dessert recipes. Unlock the secrets to making delicious homemade desserts.

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

Enjoy your visit!

Sincerely,

Signed by Don Bell

You will enjoy making the same desserts your family enjoyed generations ago. Plus, you'll learn how to bake like Grandma using her handed-down, proven techniques.

As Julia Child said, "Once you have mastered a technique, you barely have to look at a recipe again."

Imagine the joy of serving mouth-watering desserts unlike modern versions on other sites.  Your friends will be asking how you made such a wonderful dish.

You'll want to add Grandma's old fashioned dessert recipes to your own recipe box. They are that good!

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

These wholesome homemade desserts are the standard by which we judge today's. Most are simple and easy to prepare, while some are fancier and might take you a little bit longer. After all, there are times when you can't rush perfection!

You'll love experimenting with these old fashioned dessert recipes. And, you'll enjoy reading them too. You'll get a nostalgic peek into the treats people ate generations ago, and how they prepared them.

Grandma always wove ingenuity and patience into her baking. She made do with the ingredients and equipment she had at hand, but you could always taste love in the results!

Enjoy the cakes, pies, and puddings your ancestors enjoyed at their family occasions.

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

Your Homemade Dessert Recipes Goldmine

As I search through Grandma's old cookbooks, I look for the best desserts, the genuine nuggets. I will add the recipes to this site in their original format EXACTLY as they were first published.

There are desserts by famous chefs of their day, and others from farmhouse kitchens. You're sure to find the perfect dish to serve for every occasion.

It's an outstanding collection of sumptuous treats and confections. So, visit often and enjoy searching through the site. When you see something you like, bookmark the page and try the recipe. Prepare to enjoy a tasty treat from the past!

Be sure to check out 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 unique, or unusual, but all will taste 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
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Pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage. Get comfy in your chair. Enjoy browsing through this unique collection of Grandma's old fashioned 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 sites I have ever visited.

—Susan, India


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