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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!

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

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!
Jell-O Rainbow Poke Cakes - closeup

Jell-O Rainbow poke cake recipe (1982)

What will you find at the end of the rainbow? More smiles than ever. Here's an easy recipe for a fun and fruity rainbow poke cake you can make with your favorite Jell-o flavors!
Easy Chicken Cacciatora recipe from 1962

Easy Chicken Cacciatora recipes (1962)

Chicken Cacciatora, as it is called, is sometimes also known as 'Chicken Hunter Style.' The latter is the literal translation of the original Italian name of the dish, 'Pollo alla Cacciatora.'
Coca cola drink with cocaine -1901

Cocaine-laced Coca-Cola introduced (1886)

Did Coca-Cola once have cocaine in it? Amazingly, yes. Originally marketed as a health drink when it debuted in the 1880s, Coca-Cola was said to cure everything from a migraine (aka "sick headache") to physical exhaustion to depression.
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?