Old Fashioned Recipes

Remember those old fashioned recipes that warmed the heart? These old time recipes are sure to please. The whole family will love the homemade and natural taste of these good old recipes!

One-Bowl Chocolate Brownies

Here's an old fashioned brownie recipe the way my Grandma made it!

4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans, optional)

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Melt chocolate and butter and then stir in sugar. Next add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour then add nuts and stir.Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

This is another old time recipe that puts a smile on your face.

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup (15 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Melt butter. Mix in Graham cracker crumbs. Pat mixture in a 9 X 12" baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients in ordergiven above. Do not stir. Bake at 350F (180C) degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Three Bean Salad

My grandmother "Grams" made this during the Depression and the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma when times were tough.

1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can lima beans, drained
1 can red kidney beans, drained
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 small purple onion, chopped

Drain three cans of beans. You can use any beans such as black eyed peas, chick peas, great Northern beans (white beans), fava beans, etc. Whatever you have on hand. Add beans to a serving bowl. Add mayonnaise, relish, and chopped onions. Stir well. My grandmother always served it using an ice cream scoop. It looked really nice on a white place with some fresh parsley. It goes well with cornbread.

Old Fashioned Southern Black Eyed Peas

This is a good luck recipe to start the New Year with but you can make it any time of the year.

2 cups dried black eyed peas
1 small ham hock
1 medium onion, chopped
4 slices bacon, cooked
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
a little cayenne pepper

In a large bowl soak dried black eyed peas in water overnight or for about 8 hours. The next day, drain water. In a saucepan add black eyed peas and add enough water to cover all of the dried peas plus an extra 2 inches. Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add ham hock, onion, garlic, and seasoning. Then add some more water. Bring to a boil again, reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for another hour. Taste it and add more seasoning if it needs it. Serve with some Tabasco or other hot sauce and sweet pickle relish. This also goes well with corn bread.

If you have an old fashioned recipe such as old fashioned corn bread dressing, old fashioned stuffing, old fashioned potato soup, old time fudge or any others, please share with us!

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