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20 Recipes Like Grandma Used to Make

Rediscover these comforting recipes for a trip down memory lane.

Make Once, Eat Twice LasagnaTaste of Home

Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna

Grandma always made her sauce for lasagna from scratch. But you can save time by using a gourmet jarred spaghetti sauce, then adding seasonings (and lots of cheese!) for flavor.

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Cauliflower CasseroleTaste of Home

Cauliflower Casserole

This zesty recipe dresses up the “educated” vegetable with a cheesy sauce, making it one of our favorite tasty (and healthy) makeovers of favorite family recipes.

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Super Simple Scalloped PotatoesTaste of Home

Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes

Hearty meals at Grandma's house often featured these stick-to-the-ribs potatoes, which are baked in a creamy sauce and topped with cheese.

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Favorite Chicken PotpieTaste of Home

Favorite Chicken Potpie

When it came to making turkey or chicken pot pies, Grandma’s rule was anything goes. Some grandmas topped their pies with dumplings. Others used pastry, as in this recipe. If you sub chicken for another poultry, this pot pie is a great way to use up any leftovers from a holiday turkey.

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Easy Chicken Corn ChowderTaste of Home

Easy Chicken Corn Chowder

Use canned cream-style corn to make this down-home chowder in a jiffy. It makes a warming appetizer. See what other type of soup made our list of foods you buy that you should make from scratch instead.

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Roasted Chicken with RosemaryTaste of Home

Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

Slowly roasted chicken makes a wholesome main dish full of rich old-fashioned flavor. Carrots and potatoes round out the meal.

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Grandma’s BiscuitsTaste of Home

Grandma’s Biscuits

Southern grandmas will tell you good biscuits should be crusty on the outside and soft and crumbly on the inside. Northern grandmas insist biscuits should be high, light, and flaky, like these. Wherever you're from in the States, there's a delicious comfort food from your state you'll love to make.

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Easy Chicken Tamale PieTaste of Home

Easy Chicken Tamale Pie

Try this easier take on the traditional corn-husk wrapped tamale. A slow cooker means you can fix it and forget it.

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Maple-Glazed HamTaste of Home

Maple-Glazed Ham

A time-honored favorite, maple-glazed ham is a showstopper on any holiday. For something new, try these 32 vegetarian meals ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Flounder with Shrimp StuffingTaste of Home

Flounder with Shrimp Stuffing

This elegant party dish has a bite, thanks to Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of cayenne. To make sure your fish rolls look picture-perfect, choose fish fillets that are uniform in size and thickness.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest