This fantastic old-fashioned monkey bread recipe can be made with your favorite biscuit mix — and you can also try them with uncooked brown-and-serve rolls or refrigerated ready-to-bake biscuits.
Sometimes, you want to make some easy homemade candy with no fuss, a minimal amount of cooking (maybe even none) – but really delicious results. You’re going to love these retro recipes!
Here’s a different way to serve a salad – made in a gelatin mold, with a combination of lime Jell-O on top of a layer of a sour cream/jello blend that’s studded with nuts and chopped celery.
Here are 5 recipes from the 60s & 70s for Campbelled eggs – a breakfast dish created by the Campbell’s Soup company – including the how-to for Western-style Campbelled eggs.
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.
24 vintage recipe boxes: Before food blogs & recipe apps, these compact organizers were a kitchen essential
Back when recipes were usually handwritten, vintage recipe boxes were a happy homemaker’s most valued possession. Take a peek at some retro recipe holders here!
With warm, rich flavors and tender pieces of meat and vegetables, New England beef stew is the perfect choice for a cozy dinner on a cold winter evening!
Here’s a peachy keen vintage peach Jello salad recipe from 1979, which features apricot brandy, sliced peaches and gelatin. Get two bonus variations, too!
Get the original Golden Grahams Gold’n Nut Crunch snack mix recipe so you can re-create classic combo of Golden Grahams cereal, nuts, Parmesan cheese, butter and spices for a savory treat.
Here’s a collection of gingerbread houses to inspire you this holiday: a fairy-tale cottage, half-timbered country house, marvelous Victorian mansion, and many more – along with details on how to make your own classic gingerbread house.
Rocky Road fudge — with its tried-and-true combination of chocolate, marshmallows and nuts — reaches new heights when made in fudge form.
How to make a Christmas cookie house step-by-step (it’s like a gingerbread house, but without the gingerbread)
People of all ages will love these cute vintage Christmas cookie houses, which can be made easily and inexpensively. See examples and get directions here!
If you’re a fan of yummy treats you can whip up in a flash, you’ll love this collection of delicious cookie bars made famous in the last century.
Try this tasty and easy recipe from the early 1960s for old-fashioned rolled sugar cookie cutouts, accompanied below by step-by-step photos!
From the 70s, here’s a retro recipe for a frosted chocolate Bacardi rum cake – a chocolatey partner to the famous Bacardi rum cake. Get the recipe step-by-step here!
Remember these classic 70s Christmas cookies? Here’s our collection of the best and most delicious old-fashioned treats of the decade!
Peanut butter cookies are an American treat that have been a favorite for generations. Check out our huge collection of this classic recipe and its variations!
Butterscotch haystacks are a simple vintage dessert made with butterscotch chips, peanut butter and chow mein noodles — a delicious treat that’s been popular since the 1960s.
These cookies — and other very similar ones — have many names! Besides pecan fingers, you might find them called German or Austrian vanilla crescent cookies (vanillekipferl), Viennese crescent cookies, sand tarts, pecan crescents, or powdered sugar cookies.
A plate of Christmas goodies just would not be complete without them: those delicious classic peanut butter blossoms cookies, featuring a big chocolate kiss right on top.
Back in the mid-1960s, the newly-invented marvel of Shake’n Bake coating mixes was kind of a big deal – or at least the shake and bake concept was marketed that way!
This retro recipe for homemade shake and bake sesame-herb chicken from the 70s is an easy way to make a dinner the whole family will love!
We’ve collected some of the most well-known, classic versions of this vintage chocolate chip cookies. Which one will you bake today?
These big chocolate crinkle cookies are covered in powdered sugar before they’re baked, and come out of the oven with little cracks in the snowy sugar. This classic recipe comes from the 1980s, and uses unsweetened cocoa.
These rich and tender cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies have bright and colorful button centers, made by placing pretty halved red or green candied cherries into the middle of each one.
Oh, the lovely, nutty things you can do with walnuts! Straight from 1978, here is a wonderful recipe to try for delicious walnut chocolate chip cookies.
Ready for some good old-fashioned chocolate treats? Here are more than a dozen of our best vintage brownie recipes — lots of fudgy deliciousness with a retro twist!
Having a retro party for the holidays? Here are lots of crazy kitschy vintage Christmas appetizers you may want to serve… at your own risk.
Here’s a retro 1970s recipe from Dole for a delicious Jamaican Pound Cake. It’s made extra delicious with bananas, almonds and rum – and made easy with boxed pound cake mix.
What is scrapple, exactly – and how do you make it? Get a good old-fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch homemade scrapple recipe here, and find out about the history of this meaty mixture.
If you are looking for a treat so Christmas-y that you can actually taste the festivity, it’s hard to beat the old-fashioned charm of gingerbread recipes.
If you’re having a party, consider these 12 cheese ball recipes! These tidbits provide a good color, taste and texture contrast to other foods, and can be made ahead of time, too — even several days ahead to suit your convenience.
Made with peanut m&ms chocolate candies, these adorable peanut sitting-pretties thumbprint cookies look like little birds’ nests!
Toast the season’s riches with this snappy pinecone-shaped cheeseball! Formed in a nutshell of crisp, crunchy almonds, its flavor is so scrumptious, your guests will go simply nutty.
Here’s a tasty retro chocolate fudge recipe from 1984 for Fudge Krispies — essentially chocolate-covered Rice Krispies Treats! Get the easy how-to here.
Want to know how to make the perfect turkey gravy? Here’s a great classic recipe, plus four delicious gravy variations – easy ways to increase your gravy’s wow factor!
These colorful homemade no-cook peppermint patties are tasty and super easy to make. Best of all, you can color them for any occasion!
Once you have made your perfect pumpkin pie – using the classic Libby’s pie recipe or another version – you might want to accent your delicious dessert with one of these tasty pumpkin pie toppings!
What could be better to get a holiday party rolling than a creamy, festive olive cheese ball? This recipe comes from the 70s, which was pretty much the golden age of cheese spreads.
Here’s the easy way to make deliciously moist ‘n crispy Rice Krispies crunchy chicken, with a crust so crisp, it crunches.
More than good, Libby’s pumpkin pie is smooth, gently spicy, and perfect! Get the classic pie you love – the original vintage recipe is right here, with our very own step-by-step photos to guide you.
Use up your extra turkey in a new way – make this tasty turkey cheese ball! It’s a great appetizer for Thanksgiving, or you can use holiday leftovers to make a retro snack with this rich spread.
If you think your quest for the best pumpkin pie recipe has only just begun, we have news for you: you’ve just found the vintage recipe motherlode. Which is the best pie? Try some and decide!
The famous Bacardi rum cake recipe: Find out how to make the classic dessert, step-by-step with photos
This exceptional Bacardi rum cake is a pudding cake baked in a ring pan, and flavored with Bacardi dark dry rum. You may be surprised at how easy it is to get an elegant cake – perfect for the holidays!
Here’s a look back at a few of the recipes for Grape Nuts stuffing – yes, made with the crunchy cereal – that have been published in magazines and newspapers over the years!
What made this tasty classic country apple pie recipe from the 70s so special? Well, there were two big differences to traditional apple pies. Find out what they were here!
This vintage caramel roll recipe combines brown sugar and pecans to make a warm and wonderful breakfast treat. Bisquick calls this recipe their ‘Do-ahead caramel rolls’ because the dough can be made and chilled up to 24 hours.
This almond legend cake has one whole almond baked inside, and the lucky person who receives the slice with the hidden almond is said to enjoy good fortune all year! Here’s the classic recipe from the 1970s!
For many Americans, a big, sweet part of our past involves chocolate – *especially* chocolate in cake and cupcakes. Check out these 7 heavenly Hershey’s chocolate cake recipes from the 70s!
For one of the most lemony lemon cakes you can make, try baking a pudding lemonade cake! This dessert delivers deliciously tart and sweet flavors by combining lemon cake mix, lemon pudding mix, and even lemonade drink mix or concentrate.
These Raisin Bran cookies are a delish (and wholesome) option for anyone looking to add some variety to their holiday cookie tray! Get the classic cookie recipe from Kellogg’s here – plus a similar recipe from the 70s.
From meat glazes to unique salads and totally vintage-style jello molds, the most iconic tropical fruit can make itself useful in so many ways. Here are some weird – and some good – retro ways to serve pineapple.