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!

Jell-O pineapple hula hoop (1979)

Pineapple hula-hoop Jell-O mold dessert recipe Bounce a family dinner. Serve a pineapple hula hoop. Ingredients 2 packages (3 oz. each) or 1 package (6 oz.) Jell-O lime flavor gelatin 2 cups boiling wat... Read more...
Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Bonnie butterscotch brownies (1964)

Hae ye tried Bonnie Butterscotch Brownies? Try 'em quick -- They're brownie-rich, brownie-chewy, butterscotch bonnie. Studded with golden butterscotch-flavored morsels.
Caramel peanut nests dessert recipe

Caramel-peanut nests with a candy egg (1980)

These adorable little candy 'nests' are created to hold one perfect little 'egg' -- also known as a peanut m&m. This vintage recipe could help make an adorable addition to an Easter basket!
Clear Peach icebox pie

Peach icebox pie (1949)

It’s a see-through dessert! This gelatin-based pie offers a clear filling, making it possible for you to see the embedded peaches and cherries when looking at the whole pie, and with every slice.

Rice and beef porcupines (1940s & 1950s)

What are rice and beef porcupines? Uncooked rice and beef are mixed together into meatballs, and during cooking, rice absorbs moisture and pop through to make white quills.
Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups recipe

Cheeriodle chocolate ice-cream cups (1980)

This easy and delicious recipe uses a cupcake or muffin pan to shape these edible ice cream mini bowls, created from Cheerios stirred into a fudgy concoction made with chocolate chips.

Roll-in-one meatloaf recipe (1966)

How can you get your family to eat their vegetables? Hide them inside this roll-in-one meatloaf! This mid-sixties recipe for a rolled, stuffed meatloaf comes from the Campbell's soup company.
Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler (1979)

Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler (1979)

This Jell-O salad is a gelatin version of gazpacho. It's also dished up cold, but has the veggies and Worcestershire sauce suspended in a bouncy lemon Jello base.

3 vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Grandma's one-bowl applesauce cake recipe. It's especially versatile. It's the perfect snack almost any time. Bake it as squares, a ring, a loaf or cupcakes. Glaze it or not. Offer it for special flavor at brunch, lunch, or nightcap breaks.
Choco peanut butter dreams cookies (1987)

Choco peanut butter dreams cookies (1987)

These peanut butter cookies are topped with more than simply a criss-cross pattern made with a fork -- there's also a generous dollop of chocolate on top, sprinkled with chopped peanuts. Happy choco peanut butter dre
vintage recipe pumpkin dutch apple pie

Pumpkin Dutch Apple pie recipe (1994)

Pumpkin Dutch Apple pie? Libby's Pumpkin Dutch Apple pie recipe Ingredients for apple layer 2 medium-size green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoo... Read more...

Retro recipes revisited: Football meatloaf

There are so many recipes for appetizers to serve at game day football parties -- but what about the main course? You can score with this old-fashioned football meatloaf, inspired by two vintage recipes!

Honey-cornmeal biscuits (1987)

Make honey-cornmeal biscuits -- either cut-out or drop biscuits -- and smooth, sweet honey butter with these recipes from 1987.

Chocolate cottage pudding cake (1939)

Cottage pudding goes to town -- glorified with Baker's Chocolate! "How can anything economical taste so divine?" marveled my ritzy Cousin Sophie.  Chocolate Cottage Pudding recipe Ingredients 2 cups s... Read more...
German sweet chocolate pie

German sweet chocolate cheesecake pie recipe (1994)

If you're looking for a dessert that features the flavor of rich chocolate combined with a cheesecake-style tang, this vintage recipe for a no-bake German sweet chocolate pie may be just what you need!

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