There’s nothing like the taste of Grandma’s home cooking, and these 30 recipes take a fabulous page out of every matriarch’s cookbook. She’s the master of classic comfort food such as green bean casserole and pork chops, as well as something sweet like Butterscotch Pudding and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. We have timeless recipes for Grandma’s staple dishes, as well as modern iterations, such as the Turkey-Mushroom Bolognese, pictured here.
Of course, one of the things that Grandma is best at is dessert. Try our recipe for the old-fashioned favorite that is rice pudding, which is made with rice, a combination of whole milk and heavy cream, and pure vanilla extract. In addition to its comforting, homey texture and sweet flavor, the other thing that we love about this recipe is that it can be made ahead. Another recipe that Grandma totally perfected is Banana Cream Pie. There are three components to this fabulous dessert: It starts with a graham cracker crust, which is followed by a rich custard and sliced bananas layered on top of each other. After the pie has fully set, it is topped with voluminous swirls of homemade whipped cream.
Comfort food is another area where Grandma’s skills likely shine—think classics like Tuna Casserole or Chicken Tetrazzini. Both are creamy, hearty, and family-friendly. In essence, they make us feel the way that a warm hug from Grandma does and we will never get tired of cooking or eating them.
Next time you want to get back to basics, consider one of these old-fashioned recipes that will take you back to your childhood.