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There are some flavors that just remind you of good memories with your parents. Real food, home-cooked and served at the table. These classic recipes never go out of style and always remind us of home. Have a look at some of the most classic recipes that we still love to cook (and eat)!

1) Chicken Fried Steak

While not classic in every region of the U.S. this is one that we grew up with and always enjoyed. The country gravy over the crispy steak just can’t be beat. Find the recipe here.

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2) Boston Baked Beans

This true classic gets an update with an easier methodof preparation. Many a wonderful meal has included this staple side dish.

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3) German Chocolate Cake

For many of us, no cake brings back quite as many memories as German chocolate does! So many holidays, potlucks, and cake walks featured this classic dessert. Get a great recipe for it here.

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4) Peach Fritters

Is there any yummier way to eat peaches? Fitters have long been a wonderful treat, but there’s something about peach fritters that just always brings back really good memories. Get the recipe here.

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5) Tart Cherry Pie

Remember tart cherry pie? Remember how good it was served with vanilla ice cream? At home or at a diner, cherry pie is simply an American classic. Get the recipe here.

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There are so many wonderful dishes we grew up with. Even just the smell of these foods can bring back a wave of memories that makes us think we’re sitting right back in Mom’s kitchen again.

6) Spiced Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Apple cinnamon flavors seemed to make a regular appearance because it’s just a classic combination. Apple cinnamon muffins were a welcome treat in the cold months, especially good with a little hot tea or coffee! Find the recipe right here.

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7) Classic Chocolate Malt

A classic flavor that we always enjoy, chocolate malts remind us of eating at Woolworth’s or the local ice cream parlor. Considering that this treat is’t always available at every restaurant and that it’s something we get cravings for, it’s nice to make at home. This recipe is simple and easy, as you’d expect.

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8) Steak Diane

When we were growing up this dish for for very special occasions and we loved it every time. The dramatic flambé was an impressive feat and one that went out of style in most American kitchens for a couple of decades. Find the recipe for this elegant dish here.

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9) Bananas Foster

And speaking of flambé, this bananas foster recipe is another great dish that we still love. It might be a new classic, but it never failed to impress for a dinner party. Get the recipe here.

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10) Apple Dumplings

This apple dumpling recipe offers a few shortcuts to get that classic home-baked taste!

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11) Beef Stew

One of the most comforting and delicious dishes of all time, beef stew just makes a wonderful meal all in itself with a roll on the side. Find the recipe right here.

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That’s it for these classic recipes. We hope you make a few of these classics and get a wonderful rush of memories when you do! And for some wonderful recipes to make your favorite childhood treats click here.

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