Here you will find links to some of our most popular heirloom and vintage holiday recipes, from pumpkin pies and fruit cakes to classic Betty Crocker cookies and cocktail party food. If there is a quintessential holiday recipe that I have missed, please comment and I will see if I have it on hand for all to enjoy!
Dinners and Menus
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Marinated Flank Steak
Cranberry Apple Relish
Cranberry Sauce #2
Cocktail Party Dishes
Cocktail Party Food (guacamole, spinach dip, cheese ball)
Cocktail Party Food #2 (stuffed eggs, shrimp dip, crab meat, cheese balls)
Cocktail Party Food #3 (lobster canapés, party mix, cocktail cheese roll, wassail punch bowl)
Salmon Party Ball
Festive Cranberry Mold
The Very Merry Party Loaf
Fruit Cake Recipes
Brandied Fruit Cake *uses Brandied Fruit, above
Grannie Marvel’s Fruit Cake
Fruit Cake of Pat’s Own Devising
Harmless Fruit Cake & Rum Sauce
Jackson’s Vanilla Wafer Fruit Cake
Old Time Fruit Cake
Xmas Fruit Cake
Mince Meat Cookies
Retro Christmas Cookies, Betty Crocker Style
Thumb Print Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies – Egg Free!
Mamie Eisenhower’s Fudge
Grannie’s Sweet Potato Pie
Pie Crust – Low Cholesterol
1-2-3 Pastry Pie Crust
1-2-3 Pastry Pie Recipes
Quick and Easy Spice Cake
Pineapple Pound Cake
Christmas Cranberry Punch
Hot Chocolate Mix
what a sweet, sweet website. thank you for sharing it. wishing you many happy moments in the kitchen.
I am looking for an old heirloom cake recipe. You use powdered sugar & start baking in a cold oven. It’s an old southern recipe.
Someone posted a cold oven pound cake recipe on another post here. Click here for the comments and the recipe: https://gramsrecipebox.com/2012/07/10/reader-requests-page/#comments
Hi, i was wondering. if you have a recipe for apple cranberry pie? thank you and i like your website
Hi Shelby! I sure do – here you go.
1 cup cranberries
4-5 large Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons flour
1 double pie crust
Coarsely chop cranberries and set aside in large bowl. Peel, core and cut apples into 1/4″ slices, add to cranberries. Add sugar, cinnamon and flour, and toss. Fill prepared 9″ pie pan with mixture and top with crust. Bake in 450 oven for 30 minutes, turn oven to 375 and bake another 30 minutes or until done.
Thanks very much. I’m making it for thanksgiving. My husband is sure to love it.
I am looking for a recipe my mother – inlaw used to make, banana split dessert. I know it did not have a crust, had jello, and maybe 7up or sprite in it . It was my sons favorite dessert and we cannot find the recipe.
Pam, this one was pretty tricky! I ended up googling “banana dessert with seven up” and recipes sounding like what you might be looking for came up. If you google banana split it gives you mostly ice cream results. So, give that a shot and hopefully you will recognize the recipe. Good luck!
i had a old family xmas recip.es called orange slice candy cake. the orange slices candy was used and nuts ilost mine.
Hi Beverly, I googled “orange slice candy cake” and several results came up. Hopefully one of them is the recipe you are looking for!
Thank you , I think it was the 7 up salad recipe and she must have added extra fruit.
i am looking for an old recipe for pinnnapple delight it is a no bake desert…….i lost the copy i had so did my sister;…..here is some the ingriedents that i can remember……unflavored geletin,,cream cheese,,,dream whip,,,crushed pinnapples,,,,it had a gram cracker crust,,,,it had to chill for 24 hours….it was so wonderful….i so hope that maybe some one has the recipe…thank you so much….
There are many pineapple jello dessert recipes on the internet. Not knowing exactly what yours is, I googled “dessert with pineapple jello cream cheese” and there were many results. I hope you are able to find the one you are looking for!