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25 Old Fashioned Recipes Your Grandma (probably) Knew by Heart
My grandma grew up cooking from scratch. It’s all she knew because convenience foods weren’t an option.
She learned how to cook from her mother by handfuls and pinches instead of cups and tablespoons. She cooked by memory and by feel.
I bet your grandma or someone you know is the same way. These women carried around a vast amount of knowledge with them that is sadly becoming lost in today’s culture.
Convenience foods are great, but when all you do to prepare dinner day in and day out is open a package, something important is lost.
Food is appreciated more and tastes better when it’s cooked from scratch and made with love. When you touch the dough and smell the yeast it truly feeds the soul.
I want us to get back to hands on cooking and that’s why I’m sharing with you a list of my favorite from scratch recipes. Some of these recipes have been adapted for modern cooking (hello slow cooker!), but I don’t think grandma would mind.
After you read the list of old-fashioned recipes below, then you may want to check out Frugal Cooking Tips from the Great Depression. I’ll post a teaser of that article below. Enjoy!
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25 Old-Fashioned Recipes Your Grandma Knew By Heart
I hope you enjoyed this list of old fashioned recipes. If you want even more old fashioned tips and tricks then read the introduction below for Frugal Cooking Tips from the Great Depression and be sure to click over and read the full article when you’re done. Have a great day friends!
Frugal Cooking Tips From the Great Depression
I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with cooking habits from the past and I love hearing how things used to be, especially from my grandpa who lived through the depression.
He grew up one of nine children on an 80 acre farm in Arkansas and recalls a life full of hard work, plentiful food and close-knit community.
When I asked him if he thought food was better back then he replied, “Oh lord yea, it was straight out of the ground and fresh.”
So I asked him several questions about his diet and eating habits through the depression and came up with a few tips for eating well during hard times. If you like this article then you will also want to check out 8 Lessons Learned From the Great Depression.
Grow Your Own
Growing your own food was basically the only way anyone could afford to eat during the Depression. My grandpa’s family had 80 acres so they were able to grow enough food to feed eleven people for a year. I think everyone should grow at least something since it connects you to the food that you eat and the people who…click here to read the full article.