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Vintage Recipes from Every Decade

Explore the best old-fashioned recipes, from the early 1910s to the fly 1990s.

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Marinated Mushrooms and ArtichokesTaste of Home

1910s

If we travel all the way back to 1910, we’ll be greeted with vintage recipes for salads, pork chops, chowder, cookies, fudge and more. Do any of these look familiar to you?

Vintage Recipes from the 1910s Worth Trying Today

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Oysters RockefellerTaste of Home

1920s

The Roaring ’20s were full of vintage recipes like oysters Rockefeller, finger sandwiches, puff pancakes and divinity, a meringue treat that’s, well…divine.

Vintage Recipes from the ’20s Worth Trying Today

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SpiedisTaste of Home

1930s

The 1930s were known for meals that could stretch a dollar. Food was rationed, stretched and savored. These recipes got us through the Great Depression.

Vintage Recipes from the ’30s Worth Trying Today

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Meat and Potato PattiesTaste of Home

1940s

Meat patties, cornmeal pancakes and meatloaf will give you a taste of the 1940s. With World War II going on, food was rationed and nothing was wasted.

Vintage Recipes from the ’40s Worth Trying Today

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Pina Colada Molded SaladTaste of Home

1950s

Many of grandma’s recipes we love so much came out of the 1950s. That’s when we got gelatin salads, tuna noodle casserole, deviled eggs and so much more.

Vintage Recipes From the ’50s Worth Trying Today

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Slow-Cooked Chicken a La KingTaste of Home

1960s

Remember chicken a la king, wedge salads and Waldorf salads? They came out of the Swinging ’60s, and we couldn’t be happier.

Vintage Recipes Inspired by the Swinging ’60s

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Three-Cheese FondueThree-Cheese Fondue

1970s

If you lived in the 1970s, then you probably went to your fair share of fondue parties. This decade offered way more than fondue, though. It gave us quiche, carrot cake and more!

Vintage Recipes From the ’70s Worth Trying Today

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Baked Spinach Dip LoafTaste of Home

1980s

If you grew up in the ’80s, then you’ll remember pizza rolls, Sloppy joes and tater tot casseroles. You might even still make them today!

Recipes from the ’80s Worth Trying Today

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Crunchy Asian Chicken SaladTaste of Home

1990s

The 1990s might seem like they were just yesterday, but popular menu items are now classics. Molten lava cakes, cosmos and chocolate-hazelnut spread, anyone?

Vintage Recipes from the 1990s Worth Trying Today

Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.
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