Vintage recipes

See all of our amazing vintage recipes and classic food how-tos here, or sort them by category:

desserts, side dishes, salads, soups, meat, poultry, fish and seafood, appetizers, condiments and saucesdrinks, breads, casseroles and vegetarian food. Also find special holiday dishes: Vintage Christmas recipes, Thanksgiving and Halloween.

If your grandma used to make it, we probably have the ingredients and directions here!

Pudding banana cake recipe

It's easy to slip on a banana cake; it can turn out too dry. But when you make it with Jell-O Brand Banana Creme Pudding, it'll be extra moist, extra rich in banana flavor, extra delicious.
Cranberry-glazed pork roast (1993)

Cranberry-glazed pork roast (1993)

This year give your traditional holiday dinner a new twist with the other white meat. Today's pork goes with all the trimmings, from sweet potatoes to cranberries.
1971 Shortcut apple cobbler recipe

The quick & easy shortcut apple cobbler recipe (1971)

This recipe, which combines the popular taste appeal of apple pie filling and a tender crispy cobbler topping, is made easily and quickly with refrigerated cookies, molasses and a prepared apple pie filling.

Toll House quick ice cream recipe (1986)

This easy recipe for homemade Toll House quick ice cream is greatly simplified because it doesn't need an ice cream maker -- simply combine all of the ingredients and pop it in your freezer until it's firm!
Chocolate rhapsody cake recipe (1949)

Chocolate rhapsody cake (1949)

Are there any chocolate lovers in your house? Surprise them with this chocolate rhapsody cake. Such rich, chocolaty flavor. So lovely and tender.
Hummingbird cake recipe (1978)

Hummingbird cake recipe (1978)

One of Southern Living's most popular recipes, the Hummingbird cake is a southern saccharine sweet you won't want to miss trying!
Make Rice Krispie birthday ice cream cups! (1997)

Make Rice Krispies birthday ice cream cups! (1997)

Celebrate with ice cream in a sweet bowl you can eat! These Rice Krispies cups can hold ice cream, frozen yogurt, pudding, candies, or any other kind of treat. It's easy to make enough for everyone!
Caramel surprise upside-down cake

Caramel surprise upside-down cake (1953)

Picture this gorgeous cake on your dinner table tonight! Wonderful new caramel surprise upside-down cake, with a true caramel flavor that's out of this world.

Golden green bean bake recipe (1987)

Here's a great new way to make the good old green-bean-bake - in the microwave! Green beans, soup, olives and onions team up to bring you this update on a classic recipe. 
Tuna mac and cheese recipe from 1991

Tuna mac and cheese recipe (1991)

In a rush and need something quick for dinner? Try this tuna macaroni and cheese! It's easy, delicious, and it takes just 20 minutes to prepare.

Chatterbox coffee cake (1965)

Try this light-hearted, melting good chatterbox coffee cake, and taste the delicious new flavor and appetizing new texture Karo adds to food.
Cool drinks 10 retro sippers for summer (1977)

Cool drinks: 10 retro sippers for summer (1977)

Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.
Mint julep in a silver cup

100 years of classic mint julep recipes (1862-1962)

It seems that there are almost as many mint julep recipes as there are people who enjoy these frosty alcoholic beverages. We searched through newspaper and book archives to collect these nine julep how-tos that span a century. Take a look at what we found!
1963 Chocolate fudge recipe

Marshmallow cream fudge recipe (1963)

This super chocolatey, marshmallow cream fudge is a perfect treat for parties and special events! You can also easily substitute marshmallow cream for regular old marshmallows for the same delicious recipe.

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