vintage recipes

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.

Chicken a l'orange vintage recipe 1961
Chicken à l’orange recipe (1961)

This 1960s version of the French dish Chicken à l’orange is made easy enough for a weeknight dinner, thanks to ingredients like cornflake crumbs and orange juice.

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.

Vintage recipe for lemon nut bread (1959)
Lemon nut bread recipe from 1959

Here’s a moist delicious lemon nut bread that is really unusual! It has a delightful fresh lemon flavor — and what an eye-catcher it is, too! 

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!

Retro recipes revisited: Football meatloaf

There are so many recipes for appetizers to serve at game day football parties — but what about the main course? You can score with this old-fashioned football meatloaf, inspired by two vintage recipes!

Winter rum drink recipes from 1971
Warm yourself up with these winter rum drinks (1971)

When the outside of you is cold, the inside of you likes something that makes you warm. And winter rum drinks are some of the very beverages that warm you when you are cold, just as rum can cool you when you are warm.

Hot dogs - dinner ideas from 1950
26 ways to serve an old favorite: Hot dogs

Ideas for more than 20 vintage recipes for hot dogs, including Pronto dogs, Frank-roll slices, hotdog boats, hot dog-bacon roll-ups, franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls and lots more. Check ’em out!

New England beef stew (1974)

Here’s a hearty old-fashioned New England beef stew that’s abundant with beef and fresh vegetables. It’s often served on special occasions in the Betty Crocker Kitchen.