28 Surprisingly Delicious Great Depression Recipes You Should Try

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Do you love old-school recipes? Are you working with a food budget that is very tight, and need some frugal ideas to keep your family fed?

Well, there is no greater era to look to than the Great Depression when looking for both frugal and old-school delicious recipes.

Which is why I’m going to bring you some of the best recipes I can find across the internet to one easy location—here on our blog so you can easily scroll through them to see which ones you would like to try.

So without any further delay, here are some of the internet’s best Great Depression Era recipes:

1. Hot Milk Cake

Through my research of Depression Era recipes, I realized that dessert was a big deal to them during this time, and did they ever know how to make some delicious desserts out of very few ingredients.

Take this dessert for example. It is just eggs, milk, vanilla extract, flour, salt, and baking powder. Yet it turns into a deliciously moist and sweet cake. You’ve got to try it.

Try this Depression Era recipe

2. Granny’s Cocoa Cream Pie

My husband loves chocolate pies. His mother made a great version of this pie and just like the woman who created this recipe, she too was very resourceful.

So if you have some eggs, cocoa powder, salt, flour, milk, and vanilla, then you can easily have this pie in no time flat.

Try this Depression Era recipe

3. Dandelion Salad


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