13 Old Fashioned Recipes That Deserve Your Attention

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Do you ever wish you could travel back in time and experience the flavors of the past? Well, you don’t have to go anywhere because these classic recipes will take you on a trip down memory lane. They are so simple, flavorful, and comforting that you may find yourself cooking them every week.

1. Irish Goody

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And Irish Goody was a way for people to use up bread before it went stale or moldy. It’s a tasty, sweet dish that is filling to boot.

2. Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

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These whole-grain, Healthy Thumbprint Cookies are another cookie recipe from Germany. They are a sturdy cookie that totally satisfies your sweet tooth.

3. German Lentil Soup

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German Lentil Soup is a simple but very flavorful soup that can be made on a very tight budget. It’s from before WWII and was made in many different ways at that time.

4. Almond Honey Cookies

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These simple cookies are soft and sweet. Almond Honey Cookies are a recipe I learned when I lived in Germany that use natural sweetener.

5. German Cabbage Soup

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This is a WWII recipe my German grandmother taught me. German Cabbage Soup is very versatile. You can make it low-car without potatoes or make it comfort food with the addition of potatoes.

6. German Oatmeal Cookies

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German Oatmeal Cookies are what oatmeal cookies were meant to be. It’s up to you if you add the raisins or not.

7. Soft Gingerbread From 1856

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This Soft Gingerbread From 1856 is truly a treat. The entire family will love this, especially with the upcoming holiday season.

8. German Almond Horns

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German Almond Horns are still a classic recipe to this day throughout Europe. They go back many generations and often have the bottoms dipped in chocolate and the tops covered in sliced almonds.

9. Lemon Snaps From 1881

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These Lemon Snaps From 1881 were originally published in Practical Housekeeping, by the Buckeye Publishing Company. They are a wonderful afternoon treat.

10. Popovers

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If you’ve never tried Popovers before, you’re truly missing out. These delicious “muffins” are a warm bready treat with a pat of melting butter.

11. Easy Vegan Yorkshire Pudding

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Yorkshire pudding originated in Yorkshire, of course, back in the 1700s. They are traditionally enjoyed with gravy or a sweet filling, depending on your preferences. They take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll never go back to life without them. This Easy Vegan Yorkshire Pudding recipe is a great place to start.

12. Composition Cake

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This 1892 recipe for Composition Cake is lightly crackly on top, with a delicate crumb and just the right combination of spices and raisins.

13. Baked Pears

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If you love pears, then these Baked Pears will be something you’ll want to have for dessert. They are cooked in the oven with just some sugar and water until they’re soft and an almost caramelized syrup forms around them.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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