26 Treasured Old-School Recipes (2024)

What’s old is new again! While experimenting in the kitchen is fun, there is something about old-school, tried and true recipes that have our heart. Old-fashioned recipes have the ability to transport our taste buds to simpler times. From pound cake to banana pudding, biscuits to clam chowder, they’re made with simple ingredients and always a family favorite. Travel back in time and try one of these 26 treasured old-school recipes.

SHERRY WILKINS

CABOT, AR

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Sherry’s Old-Fashioned Homemade Banana Pudding

“If you don’t care for the taste of boxed banana pudding then this recipe is for you. It is the way my mother always made it. I love to eat it while it is still warm.” – Sherry

LINDA GRIFFITH

AUGUSTA, GA

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“This recipe was handed down from my husband’s family. It’s a family favorite and you can see from the directions that it is kind of hard to put into a recipe.” – Linda

ELAINE BOVENDER

WILMINGTON, NC

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My Granny’s Old-Fashioned Biscuits

“When I was young and learning how to cook, this was another one of those things that I could never seem to get right. On a visit with my Tennessee grandmother, I was talking to her about my problem with biscuits. She walked me step by step through the art of biscuit making. The result is these wonderful, tasty biscuits that come out great as long as I follow these specific guidelines that Granny told me.” – Elaine

AMY WALLACE

FOREST, VA

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Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

“Taken from my late Aunt Dorothy’s personal cookbooks. She was 92 at her parting and these recipes have entertained her Bridge Club and church folks for decades!” – Amy

MEGAN WOOD

TAMPA, FL

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True Old-Fashioned Swedish Meatballs

“This is my Nanny’s handed-down family recipe. Her father was from Sweden. This recipe has been in my family for years.” – Megan

DIANE ATHERTON

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA

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Old-Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

“This is the way my mother served sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving and Christmas before she discovered the well known Sweet Potato Souffle recipe. As much as I love the souffle recipe, I still love these potatoes in this wonderful syrup. Hope you enjoy!” – Diane

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake

“This was a personal favorite of my dads! He loved this cake.” – Vanessa

CINDY SMITH BRYSON

THE BEAUTIFUL GULF COAST OF, FL

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Old-Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls

“These rolls are relatively easy to make with no bread machine required. They never fail to make huge, tall, soft, fluffy and buttery rolls.” – Cindy

JENNIFER J

SEATTLE, WA

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Old School Butter Pound Cake

“I am not really a dessert type of girl, BUT there are two cakes that I can eat all day. Yes, butter pound cake is one of them. This recipe will deliver a rich and moist cake. I am sure your taste buds will thank you. I am sure you will leave your approval stamp on this recipe!” – Jennifer

PATRICIA HANSON

THE VILLAGES, FL

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Heirloom Minestrone Soup

“This is a wonderful soup recipe. I have been making this for 40 years and my family loves it. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and piping hot crusty bread.” – Patricia

JANETTE SUBER

SALE CITY, GA

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Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Bread

“This is by far the best pumpkin bread recipe I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It was passed to me by my aunt who said it was her great-grandmother’s recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.” – Janette

NATHANIEL LUTZ

GEORGETOWN, TX

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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

“Very good buttermilk biscuits!” – Nathaniel

Oatmeal Cake

“This is one of my favorite cakes from when I was little. In fact, I always asked for this cake for my birthday because I loved it so much. It is simple but delicious. I have tried other oatmeal cakes, but none measure up to my mom’s.” – Jolayne

MARY KAY NUGENT

HAMILTON, OH

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Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

“Creamy, delicious, simple, and easy… what more could you want. If you are looking for a coconut pie recipe from scratch that you don’t have to slave over then this one is for you. Betcha can’t eat just one piece!” – Mary Kay

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Old Fashioned Sausage Gravy

“Old Fashioned Sausage Gravy is a Southern staple usually served with a buttermilk biscuit. This creamy gravy can be whipped up in minutes.” – Debbie

CYNTHIA RIVERS MARTINEZ

DOTHAN, AL

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Dang Good Pie

“This recipe is my Great Aunt Birla’s. She is my momma’s daddy’s sister.” – Cynthia

DIANNE WARD

ABERDEEN, WA

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Milwaukee Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

“I was born in Milwaukee and my mother was of German/Czech heritage so my fondest memories are of things like this.” – Dianne

DAVE T.

CADES COVE, TN

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Apple Butter Pie

“Very old Appalachian pie recipe from the days then everybody made apple butter and sugar was scarce. It’s very simple to make, not a lot of ingredients because most of the sweetener and spices are already in your apple butter. This is a not too sweet, rich delicious pie that will bring you back to the days of your forefathers.” – Dave

FAMILY FAVORITES

NOT FAR FROM GREEN BAY, WI

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Virginia’s Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

“My grandmother, Virginia, was a culinary instructor until her passing at over 100 years. This recipe was one of her signatures and remains a family favorite four generations later.” – Family Favorites

MARTHA PRICE

SAN JOSE, CA

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Old Fashioned Potato Loaf

“My grandmother used to make this when I was a little girl when my siblings and I would spend the weekend. We loved it! Grandma is 100-years-old now and is unable to cook anymore, so it is my pleasure and honor to cook this and her other favorites for her when I visit!” – Martha

LEILA ROCKWELL

SUBLIMITY, OR

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The Old Fashion Potato Candy

“My mother used to make this for us in the middle 1900’s and to us it was the best candy we had.” – Leila

KATHLEEN HAGOOD

GORMAN, TX

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Grandmother Ada’s Gingerbread-My Father’s Favorite

“I began baking as a child, and this is one of the first things I baked. It was one of my father’s two favorite things in the world. No matter how I did, he always said my gingerbread was wonderful.” – Kathleen

PATTI SMITH

CALHOUN, GA

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Ghee’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

“My mother (my kids called her Ghee) was a from-scratch baker. To save time, I use a frozen pie crust. This was one of her favorite pies to prepare for all of us.” – Patti

LINDA DALTON

COCONUT CREEK, FL

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Ye Olde Daddy’s Clam Chowder

“This is a family favorite that conjures up memories of my father and summers as a kid visiting relatives on the Coney Island Boardwalk. After a full day of activities, we’d sip red chowder from paper cups, then I’d conk out in the back seat of my parent’s Studebaker on the ride home to Long Island.” – Linda

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Old Fashioned Sugar Pie Recipe

“Butter, sugar, and brown sugar cook in a flaky crust to form a caramel-like pie. This Old Fashioned Sugar Pie Recipe is simple yet decadent.” – Paula

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Old Fashioned Blue Ribbon Pound Cake

“Tall, buttery, moist, dense… This pound cake is classic and very close to an original pound cake recipe.” – Paula

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