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Made With Love for Grandma and Grandpa

We love our sweet Grammies and Pop-Pops, they have taught us so much! National Grandparents Day is just one more reason to celebrate them and cook something special!
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Let's be real, if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here. They raised our parents and they spoiled us when we were little, it's only fair we return the favor now. Don’t miss your chance to make grandma and grandpa feel a little extra love on National Grandparent’s Day.

There are so many reasons why one would go for granma’s or grandpa’s advice. But we at SideChef can’t help but think of food-related wisdom first… Seriously, who out there doesn’t love their grandparent’s (let’s be honest, especially their granny’s) cooking!

Grandma’s recipes are family heirlooms, they are so much more than just cooking instructions… they unite the family, create special memories. So let’s take a moment to appreciate and celebrate our grandmothers and grandfathers by cooking something homely and delicious for them, maybe something they once cooked for us.

Here’s a collection of some classic old-school recipes we usually learn from and associate with our grandmothers and grandfathers. We are sure they will be impressed if you make them one of these meals for this sweet family holiday!

You know your grandparents best, so choose either a sweet or a savory dish they love. Or maybe make both. Make these together with your kids and pass on family recipes! And even if you can’t visit this year, some of these can be easily packed and delivered to you Grammie, and Pop-pop!

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Old Fashioned Apple Cake

Abundant Harvest Organics

Simple and delicious dessert the whole family will love. Treat your loved ones to this classic treat.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

Every family has a scone recipe, especially if you’re from the South. These are buttery, flavorful, and absolutely delicious.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Rich Fudgy Brownies

Alexandra's Kitchen

Classic rich and fudgy brownies. If you can’t see your loved ones in person this year, these will be a perfect choice for a care package! They only become richer and fudgier as they sit. Add a handmade card or some cute DIY gift you make together with your kids and make Grandparent’s Day truly special!

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

The Skinny Fork

This hearty wholesome traditional chicken and dumplings recipe sure is a family heirloom. It’s simple to make and feels like a treat.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Best Old School Butterscotch Tart

Kitchen Mason

This old-school dessert has been known by many names. Some families call it butterscotch, some call it caramel, and it is even known as “gypsy tart” to some. What is universal though is the undeniable love we all have for it.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Gran’s Incredible Ham & Cheese Quiche

Kitchen Mason

Everybody’s Gran has a signature quiche. Ham and Cheese variety is a staple for many families across the country cause it is delicious and easy to make.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alexandra's Kitchen

Who doesn’t love a good old chewy chocolate chip cookie? Another idea if you’re planning to send your family a delicious care package.

EASYTREE NUT-FREE

Peanut Butter and Jam Cookies

OnePotChef

If your family is more PB & J lovers, then opt for these cookies instead. They just taste like childhood!

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Best Ever Meatloaf

Pip & Ebby

Meatloaf will be forever associated with traditional family dinners. This one is going to end up in your family recipe collection, simple and just good.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Pumpkin Pie Scones

Vodka & Biscuits

These scones are soft, flakey, and buttery. You can taste the subtle sweetness of holidays with every bite. Your grandma will love them!

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