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?
Why stop the party to mix drinks, when you could have the perfect booze blend ready to go right from a can? That was the theory behind the retro ready-made cocktail mixes that were popular in the ’60s and ’70s.
With fun flavors like pink lemonade, toffee and macaroon, check out these 30 vintage cake mixes and varieties you just can’t get anymore.
This old-fashioned chocolatey cookie recipe couldn’t be easier! It’s made with a base of brownie mix, which you chill to make your own slice-and-bake cookies.
Vintage Chef Boy-Ar-Dee said that their canned food was all you needed to make an Italian-like meal – including spaghetti, meatballs, ravioli, and tomato sauce. Look at some of these retro dinners here!
Here’s a recipe that will turn pumpkin into a pie faster than Cinderella’s fairy godmother turned the fall fruit into a coach: Pumpkin Dream Pie – and all without any cooking or baking.
What is a ‘Busy-day’ lemon cheesecake? Get two easy vintage cheesecake pie recipes that require no cooking, no special pans, and no expensive ingredients.
A heavenly idea! Pudding in a cloud. So lovely. So light. So luscious. You get two delicious tastes in every spoonful.
Begin with a cake mix, and follow this Great Neapolitan Bundt Cake recipe. Better make extra copies for your friends, though. This cake is *that* good.
We’ve gathered recipes, tips and more great picnic ideas from the ’70s so you can have a fab summer celebration, retro-style!
What is the secret of this rich, moist, delicious cake? Here’s a hint: Its full name is the Mayonnaise Chocolate Sensation cake. Get this surprisingly tasty recipe from 1985!
If you like almost any cake, as long as it’s chocolate, this Fudgy-Nut Bundt cake is deep, dark, fudgy heaven.
This exceptional Bacardi rum cake is a pudding cake baked in a ring pan and flavored with Bacardi dark dry rum. You can get a really elegant cake with foolproof results.
This Jell-O no-bake pudding cheesecake is a perfect quick dessert, because you don’t have to bake it, and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare.
Stripe-it-Rich pudding poke cakes make ordinary cakes extraordinary. It’s easy! Use the Jell-O instant pudding mixture to frost, fill and stripe. Here’s how.
This shaped butterscotch yule log is like a roll of butterscotch fudge that you cut into slices – and is super easy to make. Here’s how to make one for Christmas!
Try this Borden holiday eggnog pie, made with a filling of vanilla pudding, eggnog, spice, and whipped topping mix. The result is festive, delicious and easy.
Jell-O’s Soft Swirl packaged dessert mix debuted in 1971, and joined its cousin – pudding mix – on supermarket shelves. Compared to pudding, the new product was more mousse-like.
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 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.
The cake everyone’s talking about: The rave reviews coconut cake. It’s lusciously moist and walnut-crunchy, topped by a sweet and creamy cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.
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
Empty an envelope of Cup-a-Soup into a cup, add boiling water, stir, and get a single serving of real soup – Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Pea, Beef Noodle or Onion.
Make a chocolate & vanilla party cake! Fluffy frosting and an easy decorative design can turn a simple cake into a simply wonderful dessert, the perfect finale to any festive meal.
Dessert recipes: Fast fixin’ chocolate chip cake, Lemon supreme pound cake, Double pineapple upside-down cake, Cinnamon streusel cake, Cake mix chocolate chip cookies, Sock-it-to me sour cream pound cake
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.
Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow, so here’s how to make a vintage holiday dessert: classic Christmas Rainbow Poke Cake!
Best bacon strip pancakes (1960) You don’t have to get up early to prepare bacon pancakes. They are easy and quick to make, and are
You love the flavor of almonds and sherry… now taste them together in a fabulous new cake! You make it with Christian Brothers Cream Sherry, Blue Diamond Sliced Almonds and cake mix.
You make these exciting walnut brownie desserts with boxed brownie mix. They’re quick! They’re easy! And you’ll love the homemade flavor of chocolately-good brownies.
Get classic holiday recipes from the sixties: Caramel crunch popcorn, Lemon European cake, and a festive Gumdrop nut wreath.
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.
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
Here are two recipes for easy-to-bake banana pudding, made Southern-style with vanilla wafers and a topping of light, fluffy meringue.
This delicious vintage Graham streusel cake starts with a boxed mix, the batter divided and adorned with a streusel-type crunch, and after baking, is drizzled with a light powdered sugar glaze.
When baked, this fudge batter pudding has a chocolate sauce on the bottom and the top of the cake. There are also four variations of this chocolate dessert recipe to try!
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!
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.
This no-bake banana pudding with vanilla wafers is such a spectacular dessert, you’d never dream it could be so quick and so easy to make. Bonus: Cooked banana pudding recipe.
This pina colada cake is an attractive, delicious dessert made with packaged yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, coconut – and, of course, rum.
A birthday cake is a personal gift by Elizabeth Sparks Happy Birthday! Nothing says “Happy birthday” like a birthday cake. A birthday cake is a
This zesty horseradish dip recipe gets its zing from both radishes and horseradish, smoothed into a savory sour cream and beef soup mix base.
Ice box cookie cake — so speedy-easy with pudding mix, ice cream, and store-bought coconut cookies.
In the ’70s, this retro recipe for homemade candy made with Betty Crocker frosting mix was very popular with kids and teens – both at scouts and in home economics classes.
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
We love “spring pink” desserts May is the month for the sweetest-flavored strawberries, for juicy-tender rhubarb and sun-ripened raspberries. Start with our Dresden-pink strawberry torte…
Lacy pink glamour on a thrifty Valentine cake. Snowdrift beauty on a Washington’s Birthday pie. Tempting white fluffiness on a homemade sundae to serve on Lincoln’s Birthday – or any “special” day.
“Introducing Beef Romanoff… a handy new main dish from Hamburger Helper.” If it’s one of those days when you’re running late, but you still want
Easy Why-Not Cupcakes Where’s the party. No party. What’s happening? Nothing’s happening. Why coconut cupcakes? Why not? Why not indeed? Just because Baker’s Coconut is
How to perform a miracle Turn your mix cakes into higher, moister Dream Cakes with this recipe Dream Cakes recipe 1 package (2 layer size)
Now, pudding is tortoni Cool, sweet, slightly nutty. An Italian favorite. But Jell-O pudding and pie filling makes it part of your own dolce vita.
Tastes like you spent the whole day baking In fact, these Golden Fudge Fancifills take you hardly any time at all. Just wait until they