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10 Recipes That Grandma's So Proud You Can Make

Grandma loves you, it’s true. And she's already proud of you, I realize. But why push your luck? Master these grandma-approved classic recipes and you're golden in grandma's eyes...FOREVER!

Each top-rated recipe rocks that homemade flavor you love from grandma's kitchen. Which one will you make in your own kitchen?

1. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s a fact of life. People you love will catch a honkin' cold. Make them this soup, and it’s like donning a superhero’s cape.

1052488 Chef John's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Photo by KGora

2. Beef Pot Roast

Teresa submitted this comforting classic. “It’s best to make it a day ahead,” she says. Of course, when something smells this good, 24 hours is an eternity. Reminds me. You know what else grandma admires? The virtue of patience.

3. Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

This is the real deal. The chicken is seasoned and fried. The gravy is made from the pan drippings. All that down-home goodness is enough to put a tear of joy in grandma’s eye.

Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

4. World's Best Lasagna

This 5-star recipe has made the submitter, John, a minor celebrity. “It takes a little work,” he says. “But it is worth it.” Agreed, say the 8,500 people who've raved in the reviews.

5. Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

You knew apple pie would make the list. This is one of our most beloved recipes and a true g'ma classic.

Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

Photo by notyouraveragegranny

6. Modenese Pork Chops

The prep here requires all of 10 minutes. Doing simple things well, though; that's something grandma can dig.

Modenese Pork Chops

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Classic Meatloaf

There are secrets to getting moist, flavorful meatloaf. Chef John reveals all.

Classic Meatloaf

Photo by Sherri

8. Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

You make this classic casserole from scratch. And win the holidays. Every single year.

Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

9. Chicken Pot Pie IX

Also from scratch. (Are you sensing a pattern?) This 5-star winner has more than 8,000 reviews. So there’s help if you need it and grandma's not available.

Chicken-Pot-Pie-IX

Chicken-Pot-Pie-IX | Photo-by-ReneePaj

10. Fluffy Pancakes

Now that’s a fat stack. This recipe features a splash of vinegar. Is that what makes ‘em fluffy? I bet grandma knows.

Fluffy Pancakes

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine


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