22 Recipes Proving Nothing's Better Than Mom's Cooking


Recipes passed down from mom are treasures. We've found 22 recipes proving that nothing is better than mom's (or grandma's!) cooking.

Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread "This recipe was given to my mother...

Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread

"This recipe was given to my mother by my Great Grandma Armour back in the early 60's. It is the only recipe we have used in our family and for good reason. I have never found another recipe for banana bread that is as moist, easy, and delicious." - jayers

Mom's Special Pumpkin Pie "My mother-in-law made this pie for every holiday...

Mom's Special Pumpkin Pie

"My mother-in-law made this pie for every holiday and we all loved it. She had seven children and each child brought along a spouse for dinner, so she had to make quite a few pies to satisfy all of us." - hoerlel

Mom's Icebox Rolls "My mother made these wonderful yeast rolls for every...

Mom's Icebox Rolls

"My mother made these wonderful yeast rolls for every occasion -- sometimes Sunday dinner was all the occasion she needed!" - 2HandsForHim

Mom's Best Ever Brownies "My mom used to make the best brownies...

Mom's Best Ever Brownies

"My mom used to make the best brownies in Texas! They were sooo good. All four of us kids loved her brownies so much." - PennyLJ55

Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue "My mom always made this barbecue. She...

Grandma's North Carolina Pork Barbecue

"My mom always made this barbecue. She got the directions from her mom. It is a very good and easy to make. Good old Southern style." - potluck

Great Grandma's Carrot Pecan Pie "My Great Grandma Charlotte Andrews Kennedy jazzed...

Great Grandma's Carrot Pecan Pie

"My Great Grandma Charlotte Andrews Kennedy jazzed it up a bit with the pecan topping and sweetened condensed milk." - colleenlucky7

Grandma's Cabbage Burgers "I love when my mom and grandma would make...

Grandma's Cabbage Burgers

"I love when my mom and grandma would make these. It was always a special treat." - luvintherecipes

Gingerbread- Grandma's "These muffins were a holiday favorite of my grandma. Her...

Gingerbread- Grandma's

"These muffins were a holiday favorite of my grandma. Her recipe dates back to at least the 1950's." - kathiecc

Maw's Spaghetti "My grandma made this for us when we were growing...

Maw's Spaghetti

"My grandma made this for us when we were growing up and I've yet to find a homemade spaghetti sauce I like better." - xojewel

Mom's Chess Pie "My mom passed this recipe on to me years...

Mom's Chess Pie

"My mom passed this recipe on to me years ago. Everyone loves her chess pies!" - erinlatch

Grandma's Fruit Bars "This is a fairly quick pan cookie to make....

Grandma's Fruit Bars

"This is a fairly quick pan cookie to make. I can remember mother making these fairly often." - Fairy62

Mama's Deviled Eggs "This recipe is one my mom taught me years...

Mama's Deviled Eggs

"This recipe is one my mom taught me years ago. Not your standard deviled eggs but they are a huge hit with the family. You taste more than eggs with these." - Brandie

My Grandma's Apple Strudel "This is my grandma's recipe passed down. My...

My Grandma's Apple Strudel

"This is my grandma's recipe passed down. My father, before he passed away, would make this for me a lot! It bring's back a lot of memories to me and I wouldn't want to make it any other way." - shygirlheidi

Mom's Raised Doughnuts "My mom was the best baker I have ever...

Mom's Raised Doughnuts

"My mom was the best baker I have ever known, along with Great Aunt Jane. Whether it was pies, bread, cakes, or...yes, doughnuts." - cookiequeen

Grandma Baldwin's Mayonnaise Cake/Pudding Frosting "My Grandmother Baldwin would make this every...

Grandma Baldwin's Mayonnaise Cake/Pudding Frosting

"My Grandmother Baldwin would make this every weekend. When I got old enough to ride my bike, I would ride from one side of San Diego to the other just to eat a piece." - peaches58

Mom's Chicken Scratch "This is a family favorite! My mom made this...

Mom's Chicken Scratch

"This is a family favorite! My mom made this for me as a kid and I loved it. It's similar to a pot pie but without the veggies." - Indulgencesbywhitney

Grandma Lu's Vanilla Anisette Christmas Cookies "Growing up in an Italian family,...

Grandma Lu's Vanilla Anisette Christmas Cookies

"Growing up in an Italian family, our kitchen was always filled with family, food, and fun. But during the holidays, it was simply magical! My favorite cookies were my grandmother's vanilla anisette, which I would help her make every year. To this day I make her cookies, carry on the traditional, and transform my kitchen into that very special magical place I always loved as a child." - HometownCreativeCook

Grandma Cookie's Carrot Cake "This recipe came from my mom, a.k.a. Grandma...

Grandma Cookie's Carrot Cake

"This recipe came from my mom, a.k.a. Grandma Cookie. When my mom and dad were married back in 1970 my great grandma gave them a church cookbook and this was a recipe in it." - lovemyterrier

Arroz Doce - Cinnamon Rice Pudding "My Portuguese grandmother would make this...

Arroz Doce - Cinnamon Rice Pudding

"My Portuguese grandmother would make this wonderful rice pudding as a special treat for me and my two brothers. It was always so sweet and creamy... and out of this world!" - gendee

Esther's (My Mom) Potato Salad "Another recipe from my boyhood! My brothers...

Esther's (My Mom) Potato Salad

"Another recipe from my boyhood! My brothers and I would always ask for this when we had picnics or backyard barbecues." - chefbunyan

Nana's Pasta Fagiole Soup "This is one of my favorites from my...

Nana's Pasta Fagiole Soup

"This is one of my favorites from my sweet mom. If you're down or not feeling well this soup will cure what ails you." - pete76cj7

Grandma Helen's Oatmeal Cookies "I had asked my grandmother for some cookie...

Grandma Helen's Oatmeal Cookies

"I had asked my grandmother for some cookie recipes awhile back and she very kindly included her oatmeal cookie recipe which I have always loved. I really dislike oatmeal cookies with cinnamon and nutmeg, etc. in them so I was thrilled to get this recipe." - rhinemaidens3




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Peggi Anne Tebben - May 8, 2017
Thanks for including my recipe in this collection. Mom would be so proud! MOM'S RAISED DOUGHNUTS
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Debbie Sue - May 8, 2017
One of Hubby's family favorites, his Grandma's Swedish Pancakes! Yum, yum, yum!
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Debbie Sue - May 7, 2017
My mom was know for making, Macaroni Salad with Shrimp ! We just loved when she made this bowl of deliciousness! Now I make it!
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Debbie Sue - May 7, 2017
This is my favorite!!! Grandma's Swedish Spice Cake

Very flavorful, moist, and delicious!