Here are 20 classic mincemeat recipes (used to make the holiday favorite, mince pie) – as remembered through the decades by chefs, cookbook authors, in newspapers and family cookbooks.
Get some creative retro recipes for coconut Christmas cakes, with various festive holiday designs and themes from the 1940s through the 1980s!
These two retro pumpkin coffee cake recipes will make for a delicious breakfast or brunch — and they will even fill your home with that heavenly pumpkin spice aroma.
Meat is the foundation of a dinner, and vegetables, sauces, jellies, preserves and relishes help to make the whole complete. Here are several traditional sauces and sides to serve with meats.
Here are four different spins on a classic coconut eggnog pie recipe – one with bourbon, one with rum, two without booze – all delicious vintage desserts from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s.
Old-fashioned eggnog recipes come in many varieties, so here are more than a dozen – though definitely take a look at the traditional Southern egg nog how-to, which will apparently allow the spirit of Christmas to descend upon you.
What can you serve in the punch bowl? Some society ladies of Southern Mississippi offered these 21 fruity vintage punch recipes in the summer of 1969!
If you’d like to celebrate an proper Edwardian-style Christmas, here are lots of ideas for you! Get inspired by these recipes, decor tips, vintage images and lots more.
Pumpkin pie doesn’t have to be light in color and light on flavor! Try these recipes for dark and delicious old-fashioned pumpkin pie with molasses & brown sugar – and see some other tasty variations, too!
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!
From 1950: New adventure with pineapple: Classic pineapple pie! (Plus a tasty vintage variation to try) Try your hand… please your man with homemade pie
If you love your yam bakes, we have 7 different ways to enjoy this holiday casserole! Try these classic yam bake recipes that feature peaches, oranges, apples, pineapple, nuts & more.
Try these delicious vintage holiday recipes for a Devil’s Food, Cherry-go-round, Holiday star, candlelight, gingerbread, White Christmas cake and other festive classic treats!
Create a holiday sensation with Duncan Hines & a bowl full of cherries: a vintage cherry Christmas tree cake!
What were desserts like back in the ’30s? Here’s one that you can make to get a vintage taste! It’s a This mocha-frosted chocolate loaf cake is just as delicious as any recipe today.
Pumpkin is so versatile that it is a natural for our rich heritage of regional cooking. The varieties of pumpkin pie are seemingly endless. The following recipes are a sampling of some of these American favorites.
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.
If you have been looking for the perfect authentic old-fashioned fruitcake, this is for you! Get 20 traditional Southern fruitcake recipes – from Plantation Fruit Cake and beyond – right here.
Those who entertain often or very little face the same dilemma: What to serve as appetizers that are different? Here are some suggestions mushroom appetizer recipes to vary the packaged onion dip-and-potato chip routine!
These delicious pumpkin cookie bars are sort of like pumpkin bread, and have a delicous orange-flavored cream cheese frosting.
If your family enjoys a fluffy refrigerator-type pie, this Thanksgiving, you should try these two no-bake pumpkin pie recipes from the 1950s!
Get retro recipes for three delicious pies – each with a twist and starring some of America’s favorite flavors: apple, pumpkin and lemon.
Gifts shining as though made by Santa’s own elves, all the more pleasing since you made them yourself with these vintage holiday recipes with Kahlua.
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!
What were these cheesy cheese spread recipes all about? They were appetizers and snacks that creatively-shaped — into a wreath, a chicken (with a tail made out of Fritos corn chips) and a Christmas tree.
Caramel! Maple! Buttermilk! When there are such amazing flavors that can be made into homemade fudge candy, why does chocolate fudge always grab the attention?
Indulgent much? This retro recipe for a Milky Wonder Cake makes one of the sweetest desserts ever. With the frosting, you’re looking at nine candy bars and four cups of sugar in one cake.
When the outside of you is cold, the inside of you likes something that makes you warm. And winter rum drinks are some of the very beverages that warm you when you are cold, just as rum can cool you when you are warm.
Raise a glass, retro-style! Get Glacier highball, Christmas sparkler, Kris Kringle punch & vintage holiday punch and classic cocktail recipes for a holiday party
This three-layered Christmas-colored lime-strawberry surprise recipe features two flavors of jello, and a creamy layer in the middle made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and nuts.
While we can imagine a Christmas without snow and without presents, it’s almost impossible to envision the holiday without the main meal. Here’s what a traditional Victorian Christmas dinner was like.
Celebrate this season with this quick and easy Hollyday Mint Pie recipe. You’ll love how easy it is to get into the holiday spirit.
Joyous in the holiday season, homemade candy & fudge are gifts happily remembered: golden taffy nuggets sweetly flavored with molasses, white velvet creams, chocolate cream fudge and more deliciousness.
These sweet and buttery butterscotch cut-out sugar cookies have melted butterscotch chips stirred in for a special cut-out cookie flavor. See what fun you can make with these VIP sugar cookies here!
The secret of these retro Christmas appetizer recipes – piping hot and bubbly cheese canapes, cucumber bites, deviled eggs, ham cornucopias and crab dip? Find out!
This Christmas, give a gift that won’t last — try these two delicious homemade candy recipes for opera nut creams & sweet crystallized nuts.
Looking for some fun food to share this Christmas? Don’t be square! It’s easy to make Kellogg’s Rice Krispies wreath treats. Here’s a classic recipe.
Find out how to make an assortment of jolly snowmen desserts with these retro recipes: two made of cake, one of popcorn, the others cookie dough.
Get classic holiday recipes from the sixties: Caramel crunch popcorn, Lemon European cake, and a festive Gumdrop nut wreath.
This vintage Christmas-themed molded Jell-O ring in red and green colors will help make the season bright!
Here’s how tho make 3 holiday-themed appetizer recipes from the ’60s made with the help of tomato soup: Saucy cocktail meatballs, Cheese trees & Wreath rollups.
Here’s the White House Christmas menu from the 1880s – with dishes like Mrs Harrison’s Sausage Rolls, Mrs Kenna’s Regent Punch and Mrs Cullom’s Chocolate Creams.
Delicious vintage holiday desserts are as easy as pie! Get recipes for old-fashioned apple crunch cake, pumpkin cream pie delight & luscious pecan pie.
Here’s a recipe for a surprise holiday cake! It’s a tomato soup fruitcake that you make it with Campbell’s tomato soup. Get the retro recipe right here.
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!
Get ready for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with the help of these old-fashioned stuffing recipe, made with simple ingredients and fresh foods.
These two delicious holiday fudge recipes will really make a lasting impression, whether you make the Christmas fudge with chocolate chips, or the other with unsweetened chocolate!
Here’s how to make two moist and delicious loaves of classic cranberry-pumpkin bread. This retro recipe makes a breakfast or dessert that’s filled with warm and fruity flavor, and just the right blend of fall spices.
Philly cheese bells are a shaped creamy cheese spread made from Philadelphia Brand cream cheese and spreadable Cracker Barrel cold pack cheese food.
Here are two retro Christmas recipes for caramel fudge balls — caramelly (non-chocolate) homemade candies, and pretty cut-out shortbread cookies
Stuffing recipes from the seventies Stuffing in the seventies is a cinch to prepare. The dry mix may be combined with water and butter or
Get three retro pumpkin dessert recipes from the ’70s — including an easy no-bake pumpkin pie and delicious pumpkin muffins!