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?
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.
During World War II, people needed to help ease the nation’s burden by growing as much of their own food as possible in what they called Victory Gardens. Here’s how they did it!
From the era before electricity, automobiles and radio come these very old-fashioned recipes for Victorian Christmas side dishes. Get a taste of the holidays, 1800s-style!
This simple recipe for vegetable chowder – a thick milk-based veggie soup with onion, potatoes, green beans, carrots and bell pepper – comes directly from the 1950s.
Base this hearty Green Beans Bravo salad on the rich flavor of tender Blue Lake Green Beans, and you’re in business with a new favorite for buffet suppers.
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.
Bake the recipe that won $40,000! This Italian zucchini crescent pie won America’s Bake-Off Contest, and it’ll win with your family, too.
Check out this retro recipe for an easy dinner casserole: a beef ’n potato bake that’s topped with crunchy French fried onions.
For generations, kids have been playing with Mr Potato Head – but how many remember how they used to look? See vintage Mr Potato Head toys here!
What’s the history of avocados – and where did these funny-looking things come from? Get the amazing avocado’s story here, and find out about their earlier name.
Want to make natural Easter egg dyes the old-fashioned way? Find out how to use roots, berries, herbs and vegetables to color eggs for a vintage-style celebration.
If you’re looking for a new way to make meatloaf, this retro-style burger layer ‘cake’ may be it! It’s quick, too – the meat layers cook in just 10 minutes!
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.
Meat is the foundation of a dinner, and vegetables, sauces, jellies, preserves and relishes help to make the whole complete. Here are several traditional sauces and sides to serve with meats.
This calico green bean salad from the ’60s combines a variety of vegetables in a light celery seed dressing. Find out how to make it here.
Try these three delicious onion side dish recipes: Onion, carrot and potato au gratin, herbed creamed onions and peas, and stuffed onions with spinach and bacon.
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.
Trade cards, the granddaddy of today’s trading cards, were common in the 1800s, and often showed offbeat images that existed solely to build brand buzz. Here’s a strange set showing people as vegetables.
Serve seasoned and piped mashed potatoes and green peas confetti alongside lamb chops or pork chops for a delicious dinner!
When jack-o’-lantern carving time rolls around, conjure up your own designs, or try one of these that use pumpkins or squash!
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.
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?
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!
Make use of budget-friendly squash with this easy recipe for some delicious stuffed zucchini!
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!
Dinner can undergo a delightful change of pace when you serve beef burgundy, or as the French would say, boeuf bourguignon.
What can you make with green tomatoes? Here’s an old-fashioned recipe for fried green tomatoes, plus 10 more ways to use them!
Now’s the time for Jell-O salads! (1952) Vintage gelatin recipes: Don’t let a week go by without serving one. Recipes below: 1. Jellied Potato Salad
This Jell-O 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.
There are many ways to turn the humble spuds into a tasty side dish. Here are 20 different ways you can make potatoes, including scalloped, fried, mashed and stuffed!
Any way you carve it, the big bird will taste even better with these sensational Thanksgiving side dishes
ILLINOIS. Is about equal in extent to England. with a population of 1,722. No State in the Valley of the Mississippi offers so great an inducement to the settler as the State of Illinois.
Great idea: Campbelled Eggs Vegetable Campbelled Eggs recipe Stir 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Vegetable Soup until smooth. Blend in 8 slightly-beaten eggs. In skillet, melt
Be original with stew and Lea & Perrins… the original Worcestershire Festive stew recipe Give festive flavor to company stew. Cut 2-1/2 lbs beef chuck
Create a summer sensation with Creamettes and California ripe olives Garden toss spaghetti recipe 2 tablespoons oil 1 large carrot, grated 1 medium zucchini, sliced