This website was built out of the love and excitement of bringing together a community of vintage cooks and bakers.
Not a single recipe on this website is taken from the internet or published book! Each is authentically heirloom, gathered personally from families willing to share.
Century Old Recipes.com is dedicated to bringing you authentic family recipes from the past centuries. How many of these recipes of our ancestors have been forgotten or lost in our family archives? The people and the time of the ages behind the recipe is the intrigue that inspires today's cooks who love to recreate genuine vintage recipes and embark on the joyous challenge to do it justice as the family of old once did. By cooking and baking these precious old-time recipes, we are bringing the good of the past back to life in today's kitchen!
Most people say to me when I ask them to try this recipe, "Oh, I don't like mayonnaise. No thanks" and I respond, this isn't the white tasteless mush sold at the stores, this is the original flavor of mayonnaise - how it's suppose to taste! After they reluctantly try a nibble, their eyes light up as they say "mmmmmm - now this I like! If this is was at my house, I'd have it on everything!" ☺
New recipes will be continually added as the adventure of not only finding the recipe, but the history that goes with it, continues on! Please visit regularly to see what's new and give ratings to the recipes you've tried. We love having you!
For the fun of it:
A 1910 photograph found in family archive during recipe research!