Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes

Vintage Homemade Rhubarb Pie Illustration from 1918You Can Make Easy Homemade Desserts Today
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You will love Grandma's old fashioned dessert recipes! This recipe site is 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 this recipe site has proven popular. We all love to enjoy the desserts and comfort foods we craved 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 today's big-name food blogs and TV chefs. 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 get-togethers 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 look 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!


Don Bell

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As modern-day cooks, we have a tendency to think the recipes we have today are the best. 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 somewhat unfair.

The old fashioned dessert recipes were written for cooks without the modern appliances we enjoy today, so you'll be able to prepare them easily in half the time!

Most were written by the famous celebrity chefs of Grandma's day while some evolved from humble farmhouse kitchens. You're sure to find the perfect dish to serve for every occasion.

We shouldn't dismiss a recipe simply because it was written in paragraph form without illustrations. This is no different from when our kids dismiss our kitchen advice without remembering what we've accomplished.

When reading vintage recipes, we can draw from past kitchen practices and open our minds to some amazing desserts that somehow fell through the cracks of time. These overlooked dishes draw rave reviews from today's discriminating dessert lovers.

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

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

Not only will you have fun making the cakes, pies, and puddings your family enjoyed in earlier generations, you'll learn how to bake like Grandma using her handed-down techniques.

You'll want to add Grandma's old fashioned dessert recipes to your recipe box and share this unique recipe site with friends. Grandma's recipes really are the best!

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

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

I'll search through Grandma's collection and publish only the best dessert recipes, the genuine nuggets. You'll see them EXACTLY as they were first published, so you can have fun reading them as Grandma did.

Browse this site and visit often. When you see a recipe 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 old fashioned dessert recipes. Don't hurry. Take 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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