Vintage recipes

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Favorite flavors: chocolate | peanut buttervanillapumpkinlemonorangebanana | pineapple

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

Fancy fruit and veg Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)

Fancy fruit & veg! Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)

Garnishes can also be an integral part of a dish. What could be prettier than a carrot larkspur, a turnip narcissus, or a cucumber lily? Or a rose, that by any other name, is a radish, lemon, lime, or tomato?
Herbed franks and rolls, Franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls, Frank-custard tarts, Sauerkraut frankfurters, Frank-cheese burgers

13 ways to serve an old favorite: Hot dogs (1955)

Ideas for hot dog cornsticks, Pronto dogs, Frank-roll slices, hotdog boats, hot dog-bacon roll-ups, Herbed franks and rolls, Franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls, Sauerkraut hot dogs, Frank-cheese burgers
30 fun & fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes (1919)

30 fun & fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes (1919)

Booze-free beverages were all the rage after prohibition kicked in, so from a huge collection of suggestions published in 1919, we found these 30 fruity non-alcoholic drink recipes that would still work well today.
Fun things to do with watermelon - recipes

17 wild & wonderful watermelon recipes (1972)

It's surprising what you can do with watermelon -- cook it, chill it, pickle it -- for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!
Vintage Venetian rum cake recipe (1968)

Venetian rum cake recipe (1968)

Make this beautiful custard-filled Venetian rum cake the day before you plan to serve it, and add the toasty meringue topping shortly before serving. 
Strawberry satin pie recipe (1964)

Strawberry satin pie recipe (1964)

Turn out a truly terrific pie with those first strawberries of the season. One look, one delicious bite - you’ll forget all about mere strawberries and cream. This pie is a dazzler!
Refreshing Classic Tom Collins Cocktail

Have you seen Tom Collins? Plus 5 classic Tom Collins cocktail recipes

A Tom Collins isn't a drink just named after some guy, somewhere. It's a drink named after nobody, nowhere. Ah, but there's a story to go along with it all. Find out the backstory of "Have you seen Tom Collins?" -- and get recipes for four original, old-fashioned versions of the Tom Collins cocktail!
Monterey souffle salad recipe from 1953

Two ways to make savory souffle salads with Jello! (1953)

If you're a salad-lover, but you've run out of new salad ideas, this will be the best news you've read in years! It's a completely new kind of salad. One that wins applause -- especially from men -- like no other salad you ever served!
Baked meat loaf dumpling recipe (1950)

Baked meatloaf dumplings recipe (1950)

Eyes sparkle, mouths water -- it's love at first bite for these dumplings! Each savory, spicy meatloaf dumpling has ground beef nestled in pastry that's flaky and tender and light as a cloud.
How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

How to make a polka-dot confetti cake (1949)

Pass the confetti! I've got something to celebrate. A polka-dot confetti cake -- Super good and a cinch to make! Just think -- little inexperienced me -- making a rich, light, yummy cake!
3 ways to enjoy franks and beans

4 ways to enjoy franks and beans (1961)

Here's an honest-to-goodness family meal that tastes like a Sunday treat -- franks and beans. Here are four ways to serve them, including a franks 'n' beans casserole.
How to make easy m&ms jumbles cookies

How to make easy m&ms jumbles cookies (1994)

If you'd like to become a more creative baker, you might consider replacing the ordinary chocolate chips you're using with m&ms mini baking bits. Just use your imagination, or use this jumbles recipe, for starters.
Lemonade cake recipe with pudding from 1977

Easy classic lemonade cake recipe (1977)

For one of the most lemony lemon cakes you can make, bake a Jello pudding lemonade cake. It's a deliciously light and moist triple lemon treat, and the recipe is simple!

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