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.
Get seven sassy snack mix how-tos from yesteryear, including the granddaddy of them all: the original Chex mix recipe!
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.
Who would’ve thought humble roots, herbs, and bark could spin such an effervescent tale? The history of root beer is both intriguing and surprising – take a look!
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!
This vintage Striped Delight dessert recipe features one dark layer of chocolate pudding between two white layers of a light and creamy cheesecake-like filling.
This adorable pineapple upside-down cupcake recipe is a mini classic! They’re probably easier than you think to make, too.
Let’s reminisce for a minute about Hawaiian Punch, the iconic red beverage that has a history as rich as its flavor. The original product first hit the
Feast your eyes on and wax nostalgic for these vintage and discontinued Lunchables. Which was your favorite?
This Stripe-It-Rich cake recipe – made with your favorite flavor of pudding – can make an ordinary cake extraordinary. It’s easy! Here’s how to do it, with the retro-how-to from the 1980s.
See vintage Kraft & Campfire marshmallows from the 1950s-1980s (plus a few easy retro marshmallow dessert recipes)
Let’s take a sweet journey through time when Kraft marshmallows and Campfire marshmallows held court in the pantries of America.
Make use of budget-friendly squash with this easy recipe for some delicious stuffed zucchini!
If you’re looking for an easy, scrumptious layered cake recipe, make this vintage Toll House cake from 1986!
Wholesome, full-flavored dinners like this Chicken macaroni casserole come easy with Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, chunk chicken, and pasta.
Easy and efficient, there’s a reason Hamburger Helper became – and remained – so popular with home cooks. Here are some of the Hamburger Helper flavors we enjoyed in the 70s, 80s & 90s.
This delicious raisin cake recipe includes mayonnaise, which may sound strange, but actually works!
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!
This delicious recipe for sweet, savory and spicy pineapple baked pork ribs gets lots of flavor from the unique but wonderful combination of chili sauce and tropical pineapple.
This amazing peppermint fudge recipe from the 80s combines the flavor of peppermint with creamy white chocolate for a treat that practically tastes like Christmas. It’s a
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Skip buying expensive candy and make your own! These homemade chocolate truffles can be whipped at home in no time at all with this simple recipe from the 80s.
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.
What is the secret of this rich, moist, delicious cake? Here’s a hint: It’s known as chocolate mayonnaise cake. Get this surprisingly tasty recipe from 1985!
This easy and delicious recipe for a cool, rich and creamy double chocolate cream pie comes to you direct from 1982, and has that amazing old-fashioned flavor you might remember.
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.
This retro cranberry pumpkin bread recipe makes for a breakfast or dessert filled with warm flavor from just the right blend of fall spices, plus a little bit of a tart kick from the popular autumn fruit, cranberries.
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.
Here’s a retro recipe for little chocolate crackle cookies – delicious treats with a cracked powdered sugar texture on the outside.
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!
What is a pumpkin roll? It’s a lightly-spiced pumpkin cake, jelly roll-style — filled with sweet, fluffy cream cheese. Try this retro version from the 70s!
This retro holiday spinach rice recipe makes 12 servings of a delicious and festive-looking side dish, which includes spinach, cheese and green onions – plus sliced almonds for crunch.
Here, get two classic recipes that combine two sweet flavors in one treat: chocolate cherry brownies. Try them both ways and figure out which is your favorite!
Here’s a hearty 90-minute beer bread that’s ready to enjoy in just an hour and a half. It combines the rich, full flavor of beer with the taste of rye.
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.
Pecan pumpkin pie adds the rich flavor of pecans in a crunchy top layer. Corn syrup is combined with canned pumpkin and eggs for a fast, smooth custard filling.
These classic spiced crackle cookies from the 80s – rolled in powdered sugar before baking – deliver a sweet dessert with rich flavor and a little warm and spicy tang.
If you love the flavor of almonds and sherry, try them together in a fabulous cake! You make this almond sherry cake with cream sherry, sliced almonds and cake mix.
The flavor of this easy (no cooking), fast (5 minutes), classic Hershey’s recipe can be adjusted up or down, based on the chocolate intensity level you prefer. Get the delicious details here!
This retro pie recipe is a quickie – no oven needed! Just some easy-to-find ingredients combined in a saucepan and mixed in bowls, and you can have a fluffy and light lemon no-bake pie tonight.
With seasonings like ginger, garlic and red pepper, this easy walnut chicken with broccoli recipe from the ’80s makes a delicious dinner with a little Asian flair.
Find out how to make the Hershey’s classic – easy chewy chocolate cookies made with powdered cocoa – in this retro recipe from the 80s!
Not only is pineapple amazing on its own, it also can be a delicious ingredient in lots of recipes — like this sunburst chicken stir fry recipe from the 80s.
The secret to these precious brownie oatmeal gems lies in the cookie’s perfect combination of rich, smooth Baker’s chocolate, quick oats, walnuts and brown sugar.
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.
Create your own masterpiece today, like these delicious almond macaroon brownies, made with fresh, moist coconut and natural almonds.
Here are two different retro recipes for easy peanut butter cookies — in fact, they’re so simple, neither recipe uses butter or eggs! How do they work?
In the 70s, vintage Crock-Pot Slow Cookers became popular, because a meal could be cooked for pennies a serving, and cuts of meat could be easily tenderized. Who knew how famous the small appliances would become?!
Here’s a wonderful cake to make for a special occasion. This almond-raspberry cream roll has a whipped cream filling flavored with raspberry.
This retro lemon-orange rainbow poke cake recipe gets an extra boost of flavor from orange juice and lemon-flavored cake mix.
Chocolate milk has been loved by kids – and, yes, adults! – since at least the 1920s. Here’s a look back at some vintage chocolate milk brands that have hit supermarkets over the years – some of which you know, but many more than have been lost to time.
Make decorated Easter cookies a part of your holiday tradition with this cute Easter egg design. Why should Christmas have all the cookie fun?
Here’s a fun way to make Teddy Bear bread – two loaves of yeast bread shaped like everyone’s favorite toy bear.
Without a doubt, the humble dump cake has one of the worst names ever, but this sweet treat has still managed to stay popular since its introduction in the mid-sixties. See step-by-step photos for an apple pie dump cake recipe here!
One of Southern Living magazines’ most popular recipes, the Hummingbird cake is a classic Southern dessert sweet you won’t want to miss! It’s a delicious tropical-style dessert that improves with age.
Homemade truffles = candy from the heart With the season of love just around the corner, we’ve found some easy and delicious vintage candy recipes to help
Make these melt-in-your-mouth classic chocolate rum balls with powdered sugar – candies with a little rum kick – with this retro recipe from 1982.
The ultimate guide for making perfect fudge like your grandma used to make PLUS 14 famous & delicious fudge recipes
You might remember some of these popular fudge recipes from your childhood. We encourage you to try at least one this year (or try them all)!
You need only 7 ingredients needed to make this quick, delicious and easy one-pan pumpkin bread recipe – and it’s as good for breakfast as it is for dessert! Get the 1980s how-to here.
Originally called a jeweled cheese ball, this retro-style cheddar-brandy cheese ball is so easy to make! It only takes a few minutes to mix and shape. Here’s how.
To many Americans living south of the Mason-Dixon line, sweet potatoes must be made with marshmallows! Here are 6 ways to make old-fashioned marshmallow sweet potatoes for a Thanksgiving side dish!
Peanut butter fudge meets rich chocolate fudge in ribbon fantasy fudge – a delicious homemade layered candy recipe from the ’80s.
Some things never go out of style, and retro Halloween treats never should! We have collected a treasure trove of creepy-but-fun Halloween desserts from seasons past.
Here’s an easy recipe for no-bake chocolate-butterscotch candy bar cookies! They have a luscious layer of butterscotch flavor (mixed in with Cheerios cereal and marshmallows), which is then topped with a delicious layer of chocolate.
This retro chocolate caramel nut bars recipe is the best of both of the candy bar classics! And it’s a very easy sweet snack to make at home. Get the vintage 80s recipe here!
This Southern peanut bar cookie is a delicious bar cookie that’s almost like a peanut brittle blondie! They’re made with rich Munch peanut brittle candy bars.
Here’s a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas! This retro ’80s recipe for pumpkin pudding with honey pecan sauce — which actually makes six sweet mini souffles — is surprisingly easy to make.
Here’s how to make the famous Hershey’s Best Brownies – the classic fudgy recipe with real cocoa, made from scratch. Made easy.
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!
Remember the great taste of graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and real milk chocolate with this retro recipe for Indoor S’mores!
This easy and delicious recipe for Chocolaty Cheerios ice-cream cups uses a cupcake or muffin pan to shape these edible ice cream mini bowls, created from Cheerios stirred into a fudgy concoction.
Here’s an easy-to-make recipe for a pizza-flavored Cheerios snack mix! It mixes the cereal with cheese, spices and bits of pepperoni to make a tasty party mix that people will enjoy by the handful.
Ready for Easter? Give the holiday a retro-style boost that’s just as delicious today by making these cleverly-shaped Easter Rice Krispies treats! These bunnies, eggs & springtime cutouts are so easy to make.
Go beyond the regular Toll House chocolate chip cookies, and try baking minty sweet treats with this retro recipe for double chocolate mint chip cookies.
How long does it take to make jello set? Get a chart with the times needed to make Jell-O gelatin desserts and salads.
Hot buttered Cheerios: How to make this super-easy, surprisingly savory snack from the 80s – plus some tasty variations
Hot buttered Cheerios – a quick, easy snack made with Cheerios cereal. Make a bowl right now, and you’ve got Hot Buttered Os – plus 5 variations to try.
How about a little old-fashioned holiday inspiration? Check out these super-cute retro Christmas cake decorating ideas to help you use frosting to make a wreath, stocking, reindeer, Santa Claus cake and more!
This fresh and zesty raspberry champagne punch is a fruity cocktail that is easy to make, tastes delicious, and looks gorgeous. Here’s how to do it, with a recipe from the ’80s!
If you’re looking to recreate that special vintage Christmas cookie recipe that your grandmother used to make, or want to discover old-fashioned cookies to make new again, here’s a big tasty collection of treats for you!
Homemade with love! These deliciously luscious pumpkin cheesecake bars don’t take long to make when you start with this classic recipe from the ’80s!
These ‘Good morning, pumpkin’ pancakes combine warm spice flavors with real pumpkin for a breakfast treat that will get a warm welcome. Get the classic recipe here!
Peanut butter burst cookies are made with delicious peanut butter chips, and these treats from the ’80s are still a favorite today. Here’s the retro recipe!
Here’s a scrumptious apple tart recipe what was worth $40,000 as the winning pie from America’s Bake-Off Contest in 1986!
These delicious classic pumpkin cookie bars are sort of like a denser pumpkin bread, and pair perfectly with a tasty orange-y cream cheese frosting. Get the retro recipe from the 80s here!
Depending on your preference, this retro creamy chocolate mint pie recipe from the 80s uses either Creme de Menthe liqueur, or you can use a little peppermint extract.
You can top this easy brownie pizza with any (or all!) of your favorite toppings – and don’t forget whipped cream or ice cream!
Here are two ice cream desserts that get some crunch from crispy rice cereal – ice cream sandwiches & Fudge Sundae Pie! The recipe isn’t quite like the usual Rice Krispies Treats recipe, so read on!
A heavenly idea! Pudding in a cloud. So lovely. So light. So luscious. You get two delicious tastes in every spoonful.