Old Fashioned Recipes

Last updated: October 24, 2017
This post was originally published on February 14, 2016

We all love a good old fashioned home cooked meal. What is your favorite? Who makes that meal the best? Today I’m sharing old fashioned recipes and classic dishes that we all love! Something is just better about an authentically homemade meal or treat. You will feel inspired to gather around your kitchen and cook up something classic with these delicious old fashioned recipes.

Old Fashioned Recipes and Classic Favorites

1. Old Fashioned Biscuits

There is just something better about doing things the old fashioned way sometimes, don’t you think?

Old Fashioned Biscuits - There is just something better about doing things the old fashioned way sometimes, don't you think?

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2. GRANDMA’S OLD FASHIONED MEATLOAF

Must try! Nobody makes meatloaf better than grandma does:)

GRANDMA'S OLD FASHIONED MEATLOAF - must try!

3. HAMBURGER POTATO CASSEROLE 

A layered dinner casserole… that is homemade and not from a box!

HAMBURGER POTATO CASSEROLE - it's like the old fashioned way of making Hamburger Helper Potato Stroganoff.

4. Homemade Beef Stroganoff Casserole

If your kids love Hamburger Helper or stroganoff, they will LOVE this recipe. 

HAMBURGER POTATO CASSEROLE - it's like the old fashioned way of making Hamburger Helper Potato Stroganoff.

5. HOMEMADE NOODLES

Now this is a smart idea! No fancy noodle drying rack needed. I love tips like this!

HOMEMADE NOODLES - now this is a smart idea!

6. How to Make Strawberry Jam

Pinner said: “This strawberry jam is one of the best things you’ll ever taste. No lie. You will never, ever want to eat jam from the store again. Not only is it way better for you, because it’s fresh and doesn’t have horrible things in it like high-fructose corn syrup and weird artificial dyes, it also makes a fantastic, super-cheap, seriously impressive gift. Why? Because people love jam and, for some reason, everyone thinks making it is really hard.:))”

Pinner said: "This strawberry jam is one of the best things you’ll ever taste. No lie. You will never, ever want to eat jam from the store again. Not only is it way better for you, because it’s fresh and doesn’t have horrible things in it like high-fructose corn syrup and weird artificial dyes, it also makes a fantastic, super-cheap, seriously impressive gift. Why? Because people love jam and, for some reason, everyone thinks making it is really hard.:))"

7. AMISH BREAD RECIPE

Follow this step by step photo tutorial with 6 simple ingredients and you have your own homemade bread! Saving this…

AMISH BREAD RECIPE - follow this step by step photo tutorial with 6 simple ingredients and you have your own homemade bread! Saving this-

8. Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

How to make chicken and dumplings from scratch! I’d love to try this…

How to make chicken and dumplings from scratch! I'd love to try this -

9. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

A good old poke cake recipe can create so many different desserts! I know someone who would love this.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake - a good old poke cake recipe can create so many different desserts! I know someone who would love this....

10. CONDENSED MILK BROWNIE PIE

This pie recipe is a classic! Made with cookies n’ cream, chocolate, butter, and vanilla (just to name a few of the ingredients that we all love!)

CONDENSED MILK BROWNIE PIE

11. Banana Pudding Cake Recipe

This banana pudding cake has a special twist on the old southern recipe! It’s creamy, sweet, fluffy, and irresistible. This is a great recipe for warm days, but is very comforting and yummy on chilly days too! EVERYBODY loves this banana pudding cake. It’s a classic! 

This banana pudding cake has a special twist on the old southern recipe!

12. Easter bread Recipe

This is such a classic treat around Easter.

Easter bread - this is such a classic treat!

13. Homemade Tootsie Roll recipe

Make them the old fashioned way with this really simple recipe. Must try! 

Homemade Tootsie Roll recipe - make them the old fashioned way with this really simple recipe. Must try!

14. BUTTER CAKE RECIPE

What is butter cake? Butter cake is is a classic cake recipe using basic ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and baking soda. The main ingredient, of course, is BUTTER! Yum….

Old fashioned BUTTER CAKE recipe. Soooo good!

15. Homemade Crescent Rolls

No more processed Pillsbury rolls from a tube! Not only is the recipe easy, but they come out so soft and buttery and they just melt in your mouth.

DIY homemade Crescent Rolls - No more processed Pillsbury! Best Crescent Rolls Ever Recipe ~ absolute BEST... Not only is the recipe easy, but they come out so soft and buttery and they just melt in your mouth.

16. Banana Zucchini Bread

Way better than just regular banana bread! 

Banana zucchini bread recipe. Way better than just regular banana bread!

17. Homemade Honey Buttermilk Bread Recipe

Real buttermilk is a thing of the past. It used to be the liquid that was left after churning butter but now it is a combination of skim milk and other ingredients.

Homemade Honey Buttermilk Bread Recipe - GOOD DIY!

20. How to Make Eclairs 

They taste like they came fresh out of a bakery! 

How to Make Eclairs. They taste like they came fresh out of a bakery! 

21. Creamy Berry Goodness

This recipe doesn’t technically have a name! What would you call it? It’s made of frozen berries, Cool Whip, vanilla yogurt, and cheesecake pudding mix. One person said, “Always a favorite whenever I bring it!” Recipe here

It's made of frozen berries, Cool Whip, vanilla yogurt, and cheesecake pudding mix. One person said, "Always a favorite whenever I bring it!"

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