If you want to serve something different this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas, a retro cranberry souffle salad may be just the thing! Bring back some of the flair of the fifties with these unusual little side dishes.
In the 1950s, canned fruit cocktail was added to everything from jello salads to slices of meat. Here, see 42 old-fashioned ways they used to eat the sweet and fruity mix!
Crown Jewel Dessert as a mold, a pie, and a spring-form pan dessert! Also known as Broken Glass Dessert, this easy treat fits busy schedules.
Let’s take a sweet journey through time when Kraft marshmallows and Campfire marshmallows held court in the pantries of America.
Here’s a different way to serve a salad – made in a gelatin mold, with a combination of lime Jell-O on top of a layer of a sour cream/jello blend that’s studded with nuts and chopped celery.
This easy vintage no-bake dessert recipe makes a light and delicious whipped angel food pie that has a crumb crust and a fluffy lemon-flavored filling.
Here’s a peachy keen vintage peach Jello salad recipe from 1979, which features apricot brandy, sliced peaches and gelatin. Get two bonus variations, too!
Here is the 1960s version of Jello’s popular Under-the-Sea salad – a combination of lime gelatin, cream cheese and canned pears – all molded and colorful!
Here’s how to make spectacular red, white and blue Jello desserts – the perfect bright and colorful retro treats for 4th of July, Memorial day or any other patriotic holiday!
Take a look back at some savory jello salad recipes from the 1950s – including jellied potato salad, cabbage relish and peach & cheese salad – and see how the famous gelatin wasn’t only something for dessert.
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.
Today, many of the great desserts of old are being rediscovered and enjoyed – luxurious offerings like the Victorian classic Charlotte Russe. Here are some recipes!
Make your own gelatin-based fruit-flavored treats with this vintage recipe for easy homemade pastel marshmallows from the 1970s!
Here’s a deliciously light springtime treat that’s easy to make — a no-bake lime chiffon dessert with marshmallows.
This retro lemon-orange rainbow poke cake recipe gets an extra boost of flavor from orange juice and lemon-flavored cake mix.
Tilted rainbow jello layers form a striped color spectrum that delights the eye as well as the palate. Prepare several fruit flavors of jello for this fun dessert!
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.
See how to make a vintage charcuterie board made with retro-style cold cuts along with 1950s nibbles, like casseroles, old-school salads and more.
Cranberries have become traditional for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners — and these 20 homemade cranberry sauce recipes will help you deliciously add the ruby-red jewel to your feasts!
This Jell-O Gazpacho Jiggler salad is a gelatin version of gazpacho. It’s also dished up cold, but has the veggies and Worcestershire sauce suspended in a bouncy lemon Jello base.
This vintage easy pumpkin chiffon pie features a no-bake filling – and is made completely from scratch. Make it in just 9 easy steps, illustrated here!
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.
While boxes of Jell-O pudding pops may be but a memory, we can still remember their glory days through these magazine ads and TV commercials!
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!
Sequin salad – what is it, you might ask? Basically, it was vinegar-soaked cauliflower, pimiento and onion suspended in lime jello. Could anyone say no to that?
With strawberries appearing in the supermarket, now is the perfect time to try the simple favorite Cool ‘n Easy Easter Pie.
To a generation raised on instant mixes, old-fashioned chocolate pudding recipes like these may seem unnecessary. But considering the dessert’s enduring allure, why not try a classic version?
Try this retro green Pineapple hula hoop Jello mold dessert ring and bounce a family dinner. This easy-to-make molded dessert from the 70s looks pretty fancy, too.
How long does it take to make jello set? Get a chart with the times needed to make Jell-O gelatin desserts and salads.
This retro recipe for a lemonade chiffon pie with lemonade crust may be straight out of the ’50s, but if you make it, that doesn’t mean you won’t want to eat it right out of the pie plate!
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!
Get retro Thanksgiving recipes for turkey fondue with horseradish sauce; winter garden salad; caramel rum pumpkin cake; ham supreme in crépes; two-tone tower salad and ported raspberry pie.
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.
The Ruby Slipper Bundt cake recipe is a Jell-O poke cake-style dessert – a unique cake with raspberry gelatin baked right in! A bonus recipe is a similar treat: an orange jello pound cake.
Bacardi daiquiri pie is as nice to eat as a Bacardi daiquiri is to sip. It tastes soft and cool, light and bright – and this dessert is a breeze to make.
Combine a bright red tomato aspic gelatin ring filled with a creamy potato salad with eggs, and you have a super ’60s lunch dish!
This creamy chicken salad mold is a tantalizing mixture of chicken, mayonnaise or salad dressing, broth, gelatin, seasonings and lemon juice.
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!
Here is a collection of eight deliciously sweet homemade chocolate custard recipes from a variety of vintage cookbooks and newspapers.
Here’s a retro recipe for a pink raspberry-angel food dessert that’s super easy to make with marshmallows and gelatin, and requires no baking.
Why is this called a Pink Magic cake? Because in addition to the yellow cake, this retro treat has wedges of a berry delicious Jell-O and ice cream mixture.
Kids can eat these firmed-up, chocolate gelatine snacks with their fingers. Chocolate Knox Blox make great TV-time treats, after-school snacks or holiday surprises.
This cute Jell-O Jingle Jells recipe features bells cut out of Jello (with a cookie cutter) and served with flaked or riced Jello and whipped cream.
Want something different for dinner? There are no run-of-the-mill suppers here. These retro meatloaf recipes from the ’60s are so old-school, they will delight – or at least surprise – you.
Here are two great no-bake pumpkin pie recipes – a double layer pumpkin pie that uses instant pudding, while the second recipe has a base with plain gelatin.
With these retro Christmas Jello recipes, don’t serve cranberries the same old way, try a star of a salad. Make a wreath with a wiggle. And a rum dessert that’ll make you see an old favorite in a new light
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 want to try some fruity-flavored Pastel Clouds cupcakes – tasty treats that taste like lemon or lime, strawberry or raspberry, orange or grape – make them easily by combining cake mix with gelatin.
Here are three super-simple no-bake pie recipes for you All-American no-bake blueberry pie & Blueberry fluff are easy to make, and perfectly festive for summertime and all the patriotic holidays!
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!
This recipe from the 1950s for frosty pineapple pie is super easy to make, and doesn’t need any special ingredients. Best of all, the recipe can be easily adapted to make other kinds of delicious fruity pies!
This star-shaped dessert seems so very American. It starts with red Jello, and has a white layer with marshmallows, then is topped with blueberries — a fruit that is native to North America.
If you’re bringing dessert to this year’s 4th of July potluck, these easy patriotic Jell-O desserts have an all-American appeal that everyone will love.
This Green Angel Lime Cake recipe is based on angel food cake, but gets a little extra zip from the addition of green lime flavor Jello – then the whole thing is slathered in a light fluffy fruit-flavored frosting.
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.
This retro recipe for a cold glazed baked ham is coated with a version of chaud droid, then decorated with pimiento, green pepper and olives.
This vintage Christmas-themed molded Jell-O ring in red and green colors will help make the season bright!
This Thanksgiving, when they come home for turkey dinner, give your dinner some bounce – a retro Cranberry Wobbler gelatin mold for a holiday side dish!
Jell-O salad gelatin came in two flavors, celery or mixed vegetable, and both savory salad gelatin mixes made to be a base for vegetables and meats.
What’s new about these old-fashioned no-bake Thanksgiving pie recipes? They make a light and creamy and fluffy pumpkin pies, because they’re made with delicious non-dairy Cool Whip.
This year, treat everyone to a pumpkin chiffon pie with a light and airy filling that’s simple to make. It’s pumpkin perfection: fluffy filling, crunchy crust, a crown of whipped cream.
This recipe Libby’s for a pumpkin cream velvet mousse has an airy, rum-flavored pumpkin-cream cheese mixture with orange juice and spices, topped with a lattice of whipped cream and crystallized ginger.
Who’d dream a salad so unusual and impressive could be so easy to make! Serve cranberry candles as your salad once… and you’ll be asked to serve it again and again.
Here are two quick and easy Halloween desserts made with jello – a ghoulish graveyard dessert, plus some cute and creepy jigglers.
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!
Holiday pumpkin pie… homemade in a minute with Knox and your blender. Quick as a mix to fix — but there’s nothing artificial about it.
Movie stars love this black bottom pie. You’ll love it, too. Key to its fluffy, chiffon lightness is Knox unflavored gelatin. Make Hollywood’s favorite Brown
Here’s a retro recipe for a zippy molded gelatin-based salad that has a jewel-like appearance. It’s a Cherry Coke Salad – and yes, that means it has 2 cups of Coca-Cola in it, too.
Make these brilliant harvest desserts – Halloween Jello recipes! Whip up a glittering pumpkin parfait. A sparking new way to serve grapes. Or a glowing harvest moon salad.
If you’re a salad-lover, but you’ve run out of new salad ideas, this will be the best news you’ve read in years! It’s a completely new kind of salad. One that wins applause — especially from men — like no other salad you ever served!
Bounce a church supper! Serve up veggies in a harvest ring Jell-O mold salad, or try this recipe for a molded gelatin with a carrot-cucumber salad.
Midsummer night’s dream: A party menu plan for Juliets in search of Romeos This strategy works like charm. Invite lots of boys and wear your ruffly-est ruffles. Great food. Great fun. And no more lonely Saturday nights.
Here are three quick and easy egg-free chocolate mousse recipes to try!
It’s a see-through dessert! This gelatin-based pie offers a clear filling, making it possible for you to see the embedded peaches and cherries when looking at the whole pie, and with every slice.
This molded gelatin recipe is Jell-O’s take on the classic Waldorf Salad — a turn-of-the-century hotel menu item that featured apples, celery, nuts with a creamy dressing on top.
To make a dazzling display at any dinner or lunch, serve a shimmery, splendorous aspic. (What’s an aspic? A savory, rather than sweet, gelatin encasing
This delicious mince parfait pie is a twist on the old-fashioned favorite, mince pie. These holiday parfait pies are so beautiful, and so easy!
Give new life to your Thanksgiving leftovers with these two old-fashioned turkey recipes from the 1940s!
Your guests will hope for more as they taste the super-goodness that honey brings to this glorified pumpkin pie — the pumpkin chiffon honey pie.
Go bananas! With oranges, peaches, pears & Jell-O gelatin Go ahead. Whip up something delicious. With the perfect twosome. Jello brand gelatin and fruit. They’re
Check out these zesty retro ’60s holiday side dish recipes for a tasty turkey fruit salad, cranberry fruit molds and salad bowl dressing supreme, all from 1963.
Any way you carve it, the big bird will taste even better with these sensational Thanksgiving side dishes
Pastel sugar cookies take just four ingredients — and one dough makes five different flavors. Refrigerate, slice, and bake anytime!
You can’t keep kids from picking blackberries. Oh, the blackberry fiends in your family are going to love the taste of new Jell-O Blackberry flavor
What do you get when you combine lemon jello with tuna, mayonnaise, onion, celery and pimento? A Monterey souffle salad! Here’s how they used to make it.