Vintage Recipes

How To Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes (A 1950s Guide)

Sometimes, every housewife needs to get a super fast dinner on the table. And vintage homemaking had an answer for that too! This cold-weather dinner comes from a 1950 Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It has step-by-step instructions on how to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes start to finish. How to Get […]

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1950s Chocolate-Covered Cherries (Very Vintage December)

I don’t really like convenience foods. I like cooking from scratch. I also like reverse-engineering foods. I mean, I started reading Cook’s Illustrated magazine 20 years ago! I’m sure you see where this is going. I LIKE reverse-engineering vintage convenience foods, and making my own from-scratch or convenient versions. And I’ve had a lot of

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2-in-1 Bake is a vintage casserole of ham, cheese, and cauliflower.

2-In-1 Bake: Vintage Ham and Cauliflower Casserole

2-in-1 Bake is a vintage casserole for a family dinner from the 1958 Good Housekeeping’s Casserole Book. It combines ham, cheese, cauliflower, and canned cream soup to make a remarkably tasty quick casserole. I served it with Iowa Succotash, Onion-Rye Bread, and Carrot-Raisin Salad. Since it is a creamy dish, I chose Avocado Tidbits, which

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