Homemade Dessert Recipes

You will love Grandma's homemade 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. Everybody agrees these old fashioned dessert recipes are truly wonderful!

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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. 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.

The rich history of desserts tends to be neglected by today's food blogs and TV chefs. Yet there's simply so much to be discovered by trying the proven recipes handed down from earlier generations.

Don Bell 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 gatherings with all sorts of old fashioned desserts. There were fruit pies, flaky pasties, date squares, cookies, and amazing 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.

Get Grandma's homemade dessert recipes and unlock the secrets to making her delicious treats.

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

Enjoy your visit!


Don Bell

Celebrating Homemade Dessert Recipes

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Many recipes on this site were written by famous celebrity chefs of Grandma's day while some 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 thinking today's recipes are better and dismiss a vintage recipe simply because it was written in paragraph form without illustrations. Most are very easy to follow, so you'll get good results.

The old fashioned dessert recipes were written for home kitchens without the modern appliances we enjoy today. That means you can make your favorite desserts in half the time!

Let's take advantage of past kitchen practices and open our minds to some amazing desserts that somehow fell through the cracks of time. These overlooked dishes always draw rave reviews from today's discriminating 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 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 those cakes, pies, and puddings your family enjoyed in earlier generations, you'll learn how to bake like Grandma using her handed-down techniques.

Add Grandma's homemade dessert recipes to your recipe box and 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

Homemade Dessert Recipes Goldmine

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

I'll search through Grandma's old recipe box and publish only the best recipes, the genuine gold nuggets. You'll read them EXACTLY as they were first published, so you can have the fun of preparing them as Grandma did.

Browse this site and when you see a recipe you like, bookmark the page in your browser to keep it handy. Try the recipe and get ready to enjoy a tasty treat from the past!

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 wonderfully delicious.

Start here and allow me show you how to navigate my website and find the 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. Then get comfy in your chair and enjoy browsing this unique collection of Grandma's best homemade dessert recipes. Don't hurry. And take time to enjoy the heartwarming nostalgia!

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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