If you’re looking for a vintage-style dessert for a special occasion, check out our collection of more than 100 classic cake recipes to suit all tastes!
These classic gooseberry preserve recipes show you the old-fashioned ways to prepare and preserve these rare summer fruits.
Here are three old-fashioned plum pudding recipes – classic Christmas desserts full of fruit, booze, and other good things that there is little room for the dough.
Here is a collection of eight deliciously sweet homemade chocolate custard recipes from a variety of vintage cookbooks and newspapers.
Here are two old-fashioned hot cross buns recipes – for Irish Hot Cross Buns and New York Hot Cross Buns – made the real vintage way.
What’s the history of avocados – and where did these funny-looking things come from? Get the amazing avocado’s story here, and find out about their earlier name.
Now is the season when fruit is abundant, cheap and in the best condition for making jams, preserves and jellies. Preserves mean fruit that is cooked with sugar, equal weight, and left whole or nearly so.
Here are 38 different classic punch recipes to try — none with alcohol as an ingredient. The fruit juices and different varieties of carbonated waters and ginger ales will satisfy the palate, and cool you off in a most refreshing manner.
Here are 20 classic mincemeat recipes (used to make the holiday favorite, mince pie) – as remembered through the decades by chefs, cookbook authors, in newspapers and family cookbooks.
Old-fashioned eggnog recipes come in many varieties, so here are more than a dozen – though definitely take a look at the traditional Southern egg nog how-to, which will apparently allow the spirit of Christmas to descend upon you.
The sight of a golden lemon suggests ice water, sugar and a straw, in other words: good old-fashioned lemonade recipes. The lemon is the family’s best friend when the sun is sizzling.
The French cooks employ the mushroom quite generally in their work, using them often to replace meats, or merely to flavor, as in soup and sauces.
How to make DIY vinegar: Recipes for 16 flavored homemade vinegars, including raspberry, strawberry, tarragon & celery (1910s)
Here are some homemade vinegar recipes for making your own special fruit and herb vinegars, using things like raspberries, strawberries, cherries, pineapple, mint, onions, celery, tarragon and other foods.
Think you know just about every way to prepare eggs? We bet that at least a couple of the recipes in this collection from 1912 will be new to you. Take a look!
Popcorn pie? Macaroni and popcorn? Popcorn omelet? If you thought popcorn balls and cheesy popcorn was the limit of corny creativity, you were wrong. Here are 42 popcorn recipes to try.
Here are four classic Apple Brown Betty recipes – that’s the name of a delicious old-fashioned dessert made with apples topped by sweet spiced crumbs.
All of these sweet potato pie recipes come from the early part of the 20th century — from 1915 until 1922 — and should give you some ideas for ways to spice up a sweet potato pie of your own!
Get ready for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with the help of these old-fashioned stuffing recipe, made with simple ingredients and fresh foods.
Fannie Farmer’s old-fashioned apple recipes by Fannie Merritt Farmer The wholesome apple in cookery (from 1913) Scandinavian legends affirm that the apple was the favorite food of
You never heard of frog lemonade? Probably not — it’s a Southern drink that is perfectly delicious, invented back in New Orleans, Louisiana around 1894.
These two classic strawberry shortcake recipes come from the early 20th century, when fresh strawberries were often saved for special desserts like these.
5 vintage fritter recipes Fritter batter: Classic recipe 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup cold water 1 teaspoon sugar
Here are 35 different classic recipes to prepare one of the most popular types of fish: cod.
Here’s a look back through time at some great old-fashioned ways to use lemons in desserts!
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.
Whether you’re looking for basic sweet potato recipes or need some ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes, these 41 classic sweet potato recipes cover the gamut, from main dishes to desserts!
Shepherd’s Pie prepared in old way, but with modern-day products (1961) By Cecily Brownstone Among my collection of old cookbooks is one called “What to Do With
What can you make with green tomatoes? Here’s an old-fashioned recipe for fried green tomatoes, plus 10 more ways to use them!
Here are six different ways to make authentic old-fashioned chocolate souffle desserts, based on recipes from more than 100 years ago!
Check out these old-time cookie recipes from the turn of the century to see what people loved to bake back more than 100 years ago!
Lemon cookie recipes Ingredients: Six cups of sifted pastry flour, three rounding teaspoons of baking powder, two cups of granulated sugar, one cup of butter, one third
Crisp, freshly-baked spicy cookies, made from these classic gingersnap recipes, are sure to entice the whole family.
For decades, cakes using plain mashed potatoes as a main ingredient were very popular — probably in part because a mashed potato cake stayed moist longer than traditional all-flour cakes.
These wheat-free bread recipes come from 1918, during the height of World War 1, when the country was asked to save wheat for the troops.
Now’s the time to cook delicious apple treats — and with that hint of fall in the air, it’s a pleasure to spend a morning baking in the kitchen. Here are 5 classic apple dessert recipes you can enjoy!
Chocolate popcorn balls are easy to prepare. When mixed with the popped corn and shaped, the resulting texture is of delightful caramel-like chewiness.
These two delicious strawberry meringue dessert recipes come from around a hundred years ago, and beat anything out of a box you can get today.
There are many ways to turn the humble spuds into a tasty side dish. Here are 20 different ways you can make potatoes, including scalloped, fried, mashed and stuffed!
Here’s a look at a few of the wheat-free recipes created during WWI — classic recipes for cakes and cookies made with rice flour in place of wheat flour.
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If you want a taste of good old-fashioned maple flavor, here are some vintage maple syrup recipes that should give you the classic taste you’re looking for.
The following 20 salad dressings and sauces are, without exception, easily made, and of such variety that it is possible to have a desirable change with nearly every salad made.
Here are six ways to make warm and wonderful old-fashioned gingerbread — the kind of classic cookies and cakes your great-grandmother probably used to make!
Here are two old-fashioned recipes for chicken gumbo and chicken Creole from 1912.
An old-fashioned poem detailing how to make a pumpkin pie! ‘Enough cold water to form a paste. Colder the water, better the taste. – Half teaspoonful cinnamon, big cup of milk. Stir until as smooth as silk.’
Here are 23 recipes for different ways to prepare toast – spreads, toppings, cooking techniques and more – for toasted bread, from 1912.
6 different ways to preserve fresh raspberries Raspberries are such a perishable fruit that they should be preserved as soon as possible after their arrival from market;
For the Christmas goose (1914) One very strong objection most people have to serving goose for Christmas is the strong flavor of the bird. If you fatten
Orange Cake recipe The Washington Herald (October 13, 1912) For the cake One-quarter cup butter, one cup sugar, two eggs well-beaten, 1/2 cup milk, 1-2/3 cups flour,
There are many newlyweds, or housewives beginning housekeeping for the first time, who will have to learn how to cook a turkey. Here is some advice.
The flavor of homemade caramel syrup depends entirely on how hot the sugar has gotten before water was added. But when you get it right, you end up with an amazingly complex and sweet syrup to pour on desserts and use in a variety of ways. Here’s a look!
What would Christmas be to the children — or even the grownups — without some of the special candies and good things appropriate to the holiday season?