Vintage recipes

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

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

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!
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!
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! And gee, I'll admit I could never have done it if I hadn't made a tremendous discovery.' "I mean -- it was terrific! I used Crisco and a wonderful new Crisco Success Cake recipe. Why, the combination's fabulous!"
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!
Winter rum drink recipes from 1971

Warm yourself up with these winter rum drinks (1971)

When the outside of you is cold, the inside of you likes something that makes you warm. And winter rum drinks are some of the very beverages that warm you when you are cold, just as rum can cool you when you are warm.
Pink raspberry-angel food All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert

Pink raspberry-angel food dessert (1970)

Here's a recipe for a pink raspberry-angel food dessert, otherwise known as the "All's-Well-That-Ends-Well Dessert" from a magazine recipe menu that called 'Midsummer night’s dream: A party plan for Juliets in search of Romeos.'
Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats

Easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats

Since they're neon-bright and bursting with candy-sweet fruit flavor, if you're looking for a fun treat to share with a crowd, it's hard to go wrong with these colorful Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats!

Classic Waldorf Salad recipe & two variations (1977)

As originally created, the Waldorf Salad was a crunchy mixture of apples and celery tossed with mayonnaise. Someone later added broken walnuts, and this is the version that we have come to accept as the classic Waldorf Salad. Here's the original and two more recipes!

Three from-scratch traditional pound cake recipes (1920)

The traditional pound cake recipe got its name from the measurements of some ingredients used in the recipe -- a pound of butter, a pound of sugar and a pound of flour. More than a century ago, the recipe changed to something a little lighter, but no less delicious!
Easy chicken and pasta recipe

30-minute dinner recipe: Easy chicken & pasta (1997)

Just take a little chicken breast, 2 cups of uncooked pasta noodles, then add some vegetables, spices, water and canned soup -- and you have dinner in just half an hour! Get the recipe for this easy chicken & pasta here.

Mayonnaise Chocolate Sensation cake recipe (1985)

Know the secret to moister, richer cake? Share the chef's best-kept baking secret and create a richer, moister cake by adding mayonnaise to your favorite cake mix! Try this Mayonnaise Chocolate Sensation cake recipe from 1985.

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.
Celebration sandwich loaf recipe with mayo 1973

Celebration sandwich loaf (1973)

Here's a stacked sandwich loaf featuring ham, salmon, egg and chicken spreads -- each separated by bread, and covered with a cream-cheese mayo frosting. Bet you're just dying to try it, right?

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