25 Old-Fashioned Recipes Your Grandma Knew By Heart

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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.

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25 Old-Fashioned Recipes Your Grandma Knew By Heart


Homemade Bread

Homemade Biscuits

Pumpkin Biscuits

Yeast Rolls

Pie Crust

How to Cook Dried Beans

Chicken Broth

Tomato Sauce

Sautéed Cabbage

Ham Bone Soup

Corn & Potato Chowder

Beef & Vegetable Soup

Sourdough Starter

Elderberry Syrup

Apple Pie

Pecan Pie

Butternut Squash Pie

Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry Sauce

Dehydrated Apple Rings

Pumpkin Puree

Apple Butter

Sweet Potato Bread

Red Hot Cinnamon Apples

Pan Fried Apples

I hope you enjoyed this list of old fashioned recipes. If you want even more old fashioned tips and tricks then you may want to check out Frugal Cooking Tips from the Great Depression. Have a great day friends!


Baking ingredients and an old enamel flour container.

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  1. I remember sitting in my Granny’s kitchen and she never measured anything while cooking. She put a dab of this in this or that and always had the best tasting meals a person could ask for❣️ Sure do miss those days❣️🙏 My Granny was the best cook and my mom was (her daughter) a great cook too❣️
  2. My Gramma, German descent, made a simple coffeecake. Sweet dough with a Cinnamon and sugar topping. Unsure if she topped it before or after baking. Thanks for and help. It would be baked in a rectangular pan. We would cut in strps and butter one side. It was delucious.

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