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.
Pineapple juice is more than just a drink on its own. It can be used in a variety of recipes – from party punches to zesty meat marinades. Take a look at some vintage pineapple juice recipes and ideas here!
Gen X kids got to prove that these 1980s fruit snacks – non-perishable packaged sweet and chewy treats – would be big sellers… and the forerunners of the dozens of similar snacks on the market today.
In the late ’80s, Del Monte Yogurt Cups were introduced, and came in four flavors: strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and peach. Then the company made a change to the product… which was also the beginning of the end.
During the first few years that vintage Yoplait yogurt was sold in America, the company played up the brand’s French origins, and paid several American celebrities to promote the product en Francais.
The insecticide DDT was introduced in the 1940s, and originally thought to be safe for people and pets. It was marketed with happy cartoon characters and family-friendly products, but, as we eventually discovered, the poison was bad for people and animals, too.
Check out this collection of vintage Lip Smackers ads, featuring delish fruity flavors (like a drool-worthy watermelon!) and those of popular sodas, including Dr Pepper, Crush orange soda, Hires root beer, 7-Up and others.
How many of these cool vintage scratch-n-sniff stickers do you remember seeing? Can you vividly recall their scents, too? Here’s a look back at a collection of more than 50 of the decals.
When it comes to desserts, what is a bombe – and how do you make one? We have answers! Get several recipes and tips for creating beautiful old-fashioned ice cream bombes right here.
A good old-fashioned gooseberry pie has not been forgotten – the recipes are still enshrined in the hearts and the private recipe collections of many people. Here are some classics!
They have gelatin on the inside… and the outside. Try making this vintage 1970s Jell-O fruity cookie recipe, and see if you can capture a little bit of that retro vibe!
These classic gooseberry preserve recipes show you the old-fashioned ways to prepare and preserve these rare summer fruits.
Libby’s vintage Fruit Float debuted in 1974, and was a canned mix containing pieces of real fruit that, when mixed with milk, made a light and fruity pudding-like dessert.
Crown Jewel Dessert as a mold, a pie, and a spring-form pan dessert! Also known as Broken Window Glass Cake, this easy dessert fits busy schedules.
It’s a joy for the whole family to get in on the planning and making of holiday cookies days and even weeks before Christmas day arrives. Here’s a classic cookie collection from the ’50s.
Here are three old-fashioned plum pudding recipes – classic Christmas desserts full of fruit, booze, and other good things that there is little room for the dough.
Here’s a tasty holiday menu you probably haven’t seen before: Truman Capote’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes! Find a collection of delicious vintage dishes here.
Four thin yellow cake layers tower upward – separated by thick creamy whipped cream with fresh berries – in this delicious classic strawberry torte recipe from the ’60s!
This vintage recipe for a fluffy fruit pie from the ’50s combines maraschino cherries, crushed pineapple, lemon gelatin and more to make a delicious retro dessert.
For this easy ’50s ColorVision cake recipe, pick 3 colors, then make your cake to match. Raspberry, strawberry, cherry, orange, lemon… any delicious flavor of fruit you like best. Here’s how.
Here are 12 amazing classic apple pie recipes, collected from newspapers published across the US throughout the ’60s!
Iced Nesselrode Pudding, a chestnut-based chilled sweet, was considered to be very expensive, very fancy, very tasty — and was, consequently, very popular during the Victorian era.
This gorgeous glazed fruit cheesecake is topped with shiny sweet fruit, arranged in a pretty pattern. Get the vintage recipe from the ’60s here!
This deliciously festive pear-cranberry cobbler recipe from the ’90s is filled with seasonal fruit and a crumbly topping.
Five flavors of whipped gelatin form this colorful, spectacular dessert: a rainbow ‘cake’ – an eye-catching red, pink, orange, green and purple layered dessert recipe!
Remember these vintage fruit-flavored drinks in flavors like pineapple-grapefruit, apple, and Florida punch? Check ’em out here.
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!
It’s green. It’s molded. It’s studded with pears. It’s the ’80s version of the Jell-O classic – Under-the-sea salad!
Right from the ’50s, here are some classic tips to keep your kitchen cool when it’s hot outside, plus some easy recipes to help you beat the heat.
For this blueberry-marshmallow pie, you make fruit filling luscious with a marshmallow-whipped cream topping. Who’d believe anything so good could be so easy?
The Bisquick Impossible Pie recipe book is filled with ‘no time to cook’ pies: Bacon, quesadilla, cheeseburger, lasagne, taco, brownie, cheesecake & more!
Make your own gelatin-based fruit-flavored treats with this vintage recipe for homemade pastel marshmallows that’s from the 1970s!
A perfect way to preserve summer fruits for year-round enjoyment is to do as your ancestors did and make some tutti-frutti. What’s that? Find out!
See how Vintage Kool-Aid soft drink mixes looked over the years, along with all of the flavors they’ve made so far. Plus, see the Kool-Aid man break down some walls!
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!
Here are some of the coolest vintage ice cream flavors from the 1950s, including several long-gone flavors. (And they seriously loved pineapple and cherry!)
Here, get old-fashioned elderberry recipes for wine, elderberry jam & jelly, cobbler, pie and more delicious vintage-style treats!
A Dutch Baby is a unique sweet treat – a little bit popover, a little bit pancake, and a whole lot of delicious. Here’s a recipe for this vintage dessert, coming to you from 1968!
Now is the season when fruit is abundant, cheap and in the best condition for making jams, preserves and jellies. Preserves mean fruit that is cooked with sugar, equal weight, and left whole or nearly so.
Hot punch is one of the traditional winter warmer-uppers, whether or not there’s booze in it. Here are more than a dozen old-fashioned hot punch recipes for the holidays, both with and without alcohol.
Here are 38 different classic punch recipes to try — none with alcohol as an ingredient. The fruit juices and different varieties of carbonated waters and ginger ales will satisfy the palate, and cool you off in a most refreshing manner.
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.
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!
Cranberry souffle salad can be the highlight of your meal The Monroe News-Star (Louisiana) November 14, 1957 Almost a year has passed since a new
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.
Kids thirsty? Back in the ’60s, if you didn’t want Kool-Aid, you could try Keen – a powdered instant soft drink in fruit flavors, made by Nestlé.
Try one or more of these classic cordial recipes – featuring cherries, raspberries, blackberries, redcurrants, oranges and peaches – and create yourself a rainbow of fruit flavor liqueurs the old-fashioned way!
This zesty purple Jell-o poke cake has stripes of flavor from a tangy blackberry gelatin! Not feeling so purple? You can swap in any other flavor of Jello to make this cake recipe all your own.
Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.
From the 1950s, here’s are two fruity, cheesecake-style dessert pizzas. You serve them like a pizza… you eat them like a pizza… tastes like a flaky party pie!
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!