Homemade Dessert Recipes

Vintage Homemade Rhubarb Pie Illustration from 1918You Can Make a Homemade Dessert Today
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Welcome to Homemade Dessert Recipes, the recipe site that's different. My visitors describe it as "unique," "a trip down memory lane," and a "journey back to childhood," and they all say these old fashioned dessert recipes are wonderful!

Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes

These homemade dessert recipes are unlike those seen 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.

Also, you have thousands of homemade desserts to choose from — many were Grandma's personal favorites. Now, they're comfort foods for those of us who recall the delicious taste of homemade!

Most vintage dishes are easy to make. The recipes were written 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  to get vintage baking times and oven temperatures.

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. 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 and unlock the secrets to making delicious homemade desserts.

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

Enjoy your visit!


Signed by Don Bell

Enjoy the Homemade Dessert Recipes

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

You'll love experimenting with the 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.

Your Homemade Dessert Recipes Goldmine

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

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

There are desserts by celebrity 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 search 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!

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 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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