appetizers

Olive cheese ball recipe
How to make an easy olive cheese ball

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.

Heinz savory potato fritters (1943)
Savory potato fritters recipe (1943)

This retro recipe for savory potato fritters comes from Heinz, and during WWII, they said these made for an ideal meatless main dish for lunch or supper.

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?

Delicious retro watermelon recipes
17 wild & wonderful retro watermelon recipes

It’s surprising what you can do with watermelon – cook it, chill it, pickle it – for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!