Remember vintage TV dinners — shiny foil trays filled with delicious-looking dinner delights, waiting in the freezer for a special night? Plus find out the history of TV dinners!
Here are a couple recipes for petits fours – along with ways to make the frosting, fondant and decorations for these tiny cakes, all in the ’50s style!
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!
Here’s a delicious pineapple upside-down bundt cake — an easy-to-make pound cake dessert with a crushed pineapple glaze.
How did the Chicken of the Sea tuna get such a strange name? Get the story from the ’70s right here.
Try these easy no-bake pudding “cupcakes” – made with creamy pudding inside delicious little chocolate candy crusts.
Sambo’s Restaurants were popular in the ’60s and ’70s. But as much as people loved the diners, the company name was always a problem. Here’s why.
This is maple-pecan chiffon cake with maple-flavored frosting, for the day you want something very, very special! Your guests will think you are wonderful!
Delight your guests with a lovely lemon layer cake with a luscious lemony buttercream frosting and lucious fruit preserves on the inside.
What’s the history of Necco Wafers? Here’s a look back at how a company made the candy such a big hit that it would be on shelves for the next 100 years.
Get the history of ketchup, and see vintage catsup bottles of super-popular condiment in America that’s come a long, long way to be a tasty dip for our fries.
Look back at dozens of flavors of vintage Shasta sodas – including root beer, sparking lemonade, cream soda, pineapple cola and more from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
The monumentally-successful ‘I’d like to buy the world a Coke’ ad campaign was heard all over the world back in 1971. See the commercial here!
Combine a bright red tomato aspic gelatin ring filled with a creamy potato salad with eggs, and you have a super ’60s lunch dish!
These delicious chocolate chip bars – Toll House pan cookies – are an easy and delicious way to get an old-fashioned chocolate fix.
We’ve gathered recipes, tips and more great picnic ideas from the ’70s so you can have a fab summer celebration, retro-style!
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.
A wonderful play of taste and texture, this Holy guacamole recipe combines avocados, savory herbs and spices, and just a dash of imagination.
Remember these vintage fruit-flavored drinks in flavors like pineapple-grapefruit, apple, and Florida punch? Check ’em out here.
Here is a delicious vintage recipe for a basic beef pot roast — and you know it will be good, because it’s how James Beard would have prepared it back in the ’60s!
From the 1981 C&H private collection comes fresh look at one of your favorite Christmas cookies: Golden thumbprints, the classic sweet-topped cookies.
This little Piggly Wiggly went to Memphis, Tennessee in 1916. Not only was it the first PW shop, it was also the first self-service grocery store in the US.
Tilted rainbow striped jello form a color spectrum that delights the eye as well as the palate. Prepare several fruit flavors of jello for this fun dessert!
This beautiful Spumoni Elegante is a deluxe version of a frozen dessert classic: fruit-studded cream filling encased in a luscious layer of velvety egg custard.
Here, find out how to make the popular old-fashioned 7-minute frosting — plus get some how-tos on whipping up some tasty new ways to enjoy this icing!
Old-fashioned Dairy Queen stores were super popular back in the ’50s! Their soft serve (‘freshly frozen dairy food’) came with a wide variety of toppings.
This creamy chicken salad mold is a tantalizing mixture of chicken, mayonnaise or salad dressing, broth, gelatin, seasonings and lemon juice.
Except for the silvery cones atop the towers, this fantasy ice castle cake is completely edible, built with rich cake, paved with icing and rock candy.
Here’s an easy way to make a chocolate souffle with pudding mix – or make one with another pudding flavor, like vanilla or butterscotch.
The now ubiquitous chocolate chip cookie came to be back in 1938, and those treats were soon being called ‘famous.’ Here’s the original Toll House cookie recipe!
Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips fast food restaurants were based on the English tradition of serving fried fish together with crispy potatoes. Take a look back!
Because not everything was baked from scratch, see some Vintage slice ‘n’ bake cookies, frozen cookie dough, mixes and other semi-homemade baked delights from long ago!
This vintage cinnamon twists recipe takes just seconds to knead, needs only one rising, and the breakfast twists can be served plain or frosted.
A Victorian garden party may extend from afternoon into evening, or it may be entirely an evening affair — and here were the best ways to set everything up.
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