recipes

Old-fashioned hot cross buns recipe
Old-fashioned hot cross buns recipe

Here’s an old-fashioned hot cross buns recipe from the 1960s, plus two more from 1912, so you can pick your favorite way to make some classic Easter buns with real vintage flavor.

Homemade applesauce cake with whipped cream
Easy one-bowl applesauce cake recipe (1973)

Grandma’s one-bowl applesauce cake recipe. It’s especially versatile. It’s the perfect snack almost any time. Bake it as squares, a ring, a loaf or cupcakes. Glaze it or not. Offer it for special flavor at brunch, lunch, or nightcap breaks.

Spicy pineapple baked pork ribs (1986)
Spicy pineapple baked pork ribs

This delicious recipe for sweet, savory and spicy pineapple baked pork ribs gets lots of flavor from the unique but wonderful combination of chili sauce and tropical pineapple. 

1999 Rice Krispie house Christmas holidays
How to make a Rice Krispies gingerbread house

A Rice Krispies gingerbread house – or Christmas cottage – made from crispy rice cereal is easier and faster to put together than most conventional gingerbread houses! Here’s how to do it.

Recipe for pecan pie cookie bars
Classic pecan pie cookie bars

These nutty retro pecan pie cookie bars offer all the sweet devastation of the traditional pecan pie filling, but the crust is a cookie-type base that any novice can produce.

Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar
Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar

These big chocolate crinkle cookies are covered in powdered sugar before they’re baked, and come out of the oven with little cracks in the snowy sugar. This classic recipe comes from the 1980s, and uses unsweetened cocoa.

Cherry butter jewels cookies recipe
Cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies

These rich and tender cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies have bright and colorful button centers, made by placing pretty halved red or green candied cherries into the middle of each one.

Homemade chocolate truffles recipe
Homemade chocolate truffles recipe

Skip buying expensive candy and make your own! These homemade chocolate truffles can be whipped at home in no time at all with this simple recipe from the 80s. 

Chocolate-orange dream cookies
Chocolate-orange dream cookies (1994)

Try this classic chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe from 1994 – an orange-flavored chocolate chip treat that’s similar to the popular white chocolate-orange dream cookies!

White chocolate-orange dream cookies
White chocolate-orange dream cookies recipe

These white chocolate-orange dream cookies taste almost like orange creamsicles! It’s s a nice variation on the popular white-chocolate macadamia nut cookie – and part of what makes these white chocolate dreams so unique.

Old-fashioned baked apples with walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins
Old-fashioned baked apples

Raisins and walnuts, delicately flavored with the flavors of cinnamon and orange, are wonderful surprises awaiting you with your first spoonful of these delicious old-fashioned baked apples!

mms jumble cookie recipe (1994)
Easy m&ms jumbles cookie recipe

This delicious classic jumbles cookie recipe comes from m&ms, who published it in the 1990s. Candy jumbles are chock-full of chocolate, raisins and nuts – with just enough dough to hold them all together!