26 Treasured Old-School Recipes

26 old school recipes

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's Old-Fashioned Homemade Banana Pudding

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
Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Old-Fashioned Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

"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. It's a lot of work but well worth it. There is never a dumpling left when this is made." - Linda
My Granny's Old-Fashioned Biscuits

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
Old-Fashioned Sugar Pie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Sugar Pie Recipe

"A popular pie, this Old-Fashioned Sugar Pie Recipe has a caramel custard filling and flaky crust." - Paula
Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

"Made with very basic ingredients, this is a delicious old-fashioned apple cobbler. The apple filling is sweet with a hint of spice. The apples in this wonderful recipe literally seem to caramelize." - The Kitchen Crew
True Old-Fashioned Swedish Meatballs

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
Old-Fashioned Candied Sweet Potatoes

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." - Diane
Old-Fashioned Sausage Gravy

Old-Fashioned Sausage Gravy

"Old-Fashioned Sausage Gravy is a southern staple usually served with a flaky Buttermilk biscuit. This creamy gravy can be whipped up in minutes and is hearty enough to be served for any meal of the day. This was the first type of gravy my mother taught me to make." - Debbie
Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake

"This was a personal favorite of my dads! He loved this cake." - Vanessa
Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

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
Old-Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls

Old-Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls

"These rolls are relatively easy to make with no bread machine required. They are the manual method of the 'Just THAT Good' Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls. They never fail to make huge, tall, soft, fluffy and buttery rolls." - Cindy
Old-Fashioned Blue Ribbon Pound Cake

Old-Fashioned Blue Ribbon Pound Cake

"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
Dang Good Pie

Dang Good Pie

"This recipe is my Great Aunt Birla's. She is my momma's daddy's sister. I hope you like it." - Cynthia
Milwaukee Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

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
Virginia's Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

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
Apple Butter Pie

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." - Dave T
Old-Fashioned Potato Loaf

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
Old School Butter Pound Cake

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." - Jennifer
Heirloom Minestrone Soup

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
Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Bread

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." - Janette
Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

"Southerners know their biscuits and we loved these. These homemade buttermilk biscuits are the easiest we've ever made. They are very light and fluffy, almost air-like. As they're baking, the smell is amazing. A big smear of butter and these are melt in your mouth good." - The Kitchen Crew
Oatmeal Cake

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
The Old Fashion Potato Candy

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. I hope you enjoy making it but you need patience as takes time." - Leila
Grandmother Ada's Gingerbread-My Father's Favorite

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. Daddy loved it with real butter slathered on it." - Kathleen
Ghee's Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

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
Ye Olde Daddy's Clam Chowder

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