16 of Grandma's Best Recipes
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There's nothing in the world quite like Grandma's cooking. Whether you spent Sunday afternoons at Gram's house as a child, breathing in the mouthwatering scents of her Sunday dinner cooking, or you visited Granny's house on holidays to indulge in her amazing feasts with the whole family, you know that nothing beats Meemaw's cooking. Because Nonna's cooking is so heart warming and delicious, we've put together some of the most coveted recipes out of Oma's recipe box in this collection:16 of Grandma's Best Recipes.
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Grandma's Best Side Dishes
If you like the classic, creamy taste of a simple, made-from-scratch mashed potatoes recipe, then you're going to love Grandma's Country Mashed Potatoes. This amazing side dish is a great example of why we love it when Grandma's in the kitchen!
This southern-style sweet onion tart that we call Grandma Bell's Onion Tart is a tasty go-along for a weeknight meal. This classic recipe will also do you proud when you have company!
Grandma Irma's Red Cabbage packs a flavorful and crunchy punch. This taste bud-pleasing side dish cooks up easily in a slow cooker, and goes with just about any main dish you want to pair it with!
When you see Grandma cutting up little chunks of ham, you better get excited 'cause chances are she's getting ready to cook up some of her famous split pea soup! Grandma's Split Pea Soup is a totally classic side dish that's homemade and full of comfort.
Grandma's Best Main Dishes
There's nothing quite as down-home comforting as a creamy casserole dish that reminds us of Grandma, and that's exactly what this recipe from Polly in Maine does. Her family loves to eat Grandma's Gourmet Chicken Pot Pie while sharing beloved stories about Grandma. We bet your family will love this vintage dinner recipe, too!
What makes Grandma's Macaroni and Cheese so special? Well, besides the fact that it reminds us of all the love we get from Grandma, it's also full of extra-cheesy yumminess. This vintage dinner recipe even has one surprising ingredient that makes it even better!
This pot roast recipe was shared with us by a grandma who loves ballroom dancing! Whenever she made this classic dinner recipe, the whole family would rush to the table. Plus, Grandma Lois' Pot Roast is made in one pot, so you know it's going to be easy. That leaves a lot more time for dancing!
One of our Test Kitchen team members always raves about how much she loved going to her grandmother's house for Sunday dinner. One of her favorite traditional dinner recipes was always a creamy veggie and pasta casserole. So, inspired by this memory-making dish, we came up with this recipe for Grandma’s Best Casserole.
Grandma's Best Dessert Recipes
Grandma Alice owes her love of baking to her mom, who taught her how to bake when she was very young. Now, one of her favorite desserts to make is cheesecake. Grandma Alice's Cheesecake is made-from-scratch and very simple. She shared that she likes to top hers with fresh berries right before serving.
Holy cannoli! You're definitely going to include Nonna's Cannoli Poke Cake into your dessert line-up, 'cause it's got all the flavor of one of your favorite Italian pastries, but in a party-sized cake form!
We recently rediscovered a treasured recipe that's as sweet as honey, just like the grandma who first shared it with us. This homemade honey cake recipe is one that warms our hearts and our bellies, 'cause it's full of spices and tummy-lovin' ingredients.
Do you ever get the craving for your granny's amazing apple pie when you're away from home? Well, with our recipe for Granny's Apple Pie Cookies you can enjoy mini versions of your favorite dessert anywhere, at any time!
No need to bother loading up your cookie jars with our sweet and chewy old-fashioned Grandma's Spice Cookies, 'cause the aromas coming from your oven as they bake will have everyone lining up to enjoy them right away.
Do you have a "Nonny" who always bakes up something special when you go to visit? Whether you do or you don't, you're going to enjoy Nonny's Lemon Cookies, full of citrusy flavors (thanks to her secret ingredient!) and Italian goodness.
When our dear friend, Grandma Millie, shared her apple pie recipe with us, she said, "This one's a classic, just like me!" One bite of Grandma Millie's Apple Pie and you'll know exactly what she meant. This pie has got so much down-right goodness baked in, it's never going out of style!
Connie, from Mobile, Alabama, was given this original molasses cookies recipe from her Grandma and, over the years, has tweaked it to be a little more "dressed up." She makes them every year around the holidays!
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