7 Vintage Desserts That Will Never Go Out Of Style


It was derived from my Italian mother and grandmother's recipe. We use electric pizzelle irons instead of old irons on gas stoves. Our family still enjoys these delicious cookies.

Baked Cranberry Pudding

This is an old-fashioned pudding that's a cranberry lover's delight. Serve warm topped with whipped cream for an elegant look, or in bowls with rich cream poured over for a homey touch.

Molasses Fruitcake

This dense, dark, moist fruitcake was my grandmother's recipe. The flavor just gets better and better as it sits in the fridge, so be sure to make it ahead!


My sister and I would often help our Sicilian grandma lay out the dough for these delicious torcetti. Without being too sugary, these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Italian Holiday Cookies

Many of our holiday traditions center around the foods my mother made while I was growing up. These cookies, which we called "Strufoli", bring back wonderful memories.

Christmas Cake

One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will bring back memories. Loaded with raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special drizzled with the rich buttery sauce.

Spice Cutouts

Without a recipe, my great-grandmother cooked them and handed them along. My mother usually started them the day after Thanksgiving, which excited us kids since Christmas was coming.