side dishes

Heinz savory potato fritters (1943)
Savory potato fritters recipe (1943)

This retro recipe for savory potato fritters comes from Heinz, and during WWII, they said these made for an ideal meatless main dish for lunch or supper.

90-minute beer bread vintage recipe 1983
90-minute beer bread recipe from 1983

Here’s a hearty 90-minute beer bread that’s ready to enjoy in just an hour and a half. It combines the rich, full flavor of beer with the taste of rye.

English muffin loaf vintage recipe (1981)
English muffin loaf recipe from 1981

English muffins in a loaf! The greatest thing since sliced bread. Just wait until you bake up a recipe and toast a slice. Nooks and crannies inside – crusty outside.

Frosted layered sandwich loaf recipe (1965)
Frosted layered sandwich loaf (1965)

This frosted sandwich loaf holds a surprise in every layer: curried egg salad, tomato, chicken salad, deviled ham-pickle filling – frosted with a mixture of mayonnaise and cream cheese.

41 classic egg recipes (1912)
41 classic egg recipes (1912)

Think you know just about every way to prepare eggs? We bet that at least a couple of the recipes in this collection from 1912 will be new to you. Take a look!

Classic green pea salad recipe (1970)
Classic green pea salad recipe (1970)

When a friend of ours told us that she had concocted a green pea salad that her three children and her husband thoroughly approved, we begged for the recipe.

Fancy fruit and veg Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)
Fancy fruit & veg! Do-it-yourself garnishes (1965)

Garnishes can also be an integral part of a dish. What could be prettier than a carrot larkspur, a turnip narcissus, or a cucumber lily? Or a rose, that by any other name, is a radish, lemon, lime, or tomato?

Delicious retro watermelon recipes
17 wild & wonderful retro watermelon recipes

It’s surprising what you can do with watermelon – cook it, chill it, pickle it – for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!

Monterey souffle salad recipe from 1953
Two ways to make savory souffle salads with Jello! (1953)

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!

Golden green bean bake recipe - microwave 1987 (2)
Golden green bean bake recipe (1987)

Here’s a great new way to make the good old green-bean-bake – in the microwave! Green beans, soup and more help update a classic Thanksgiving recipe. 

41 fantastic & classic sweet potato recipes

Whether you’re looking for basic sweet potato recipes or need some ideas for Thanksgiving side dishes, these 41 classic sweet potato recipes cover the gamut, from main dishes to desserts!

Aspics without ado (1966)

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