Vintage Recipes from Every Decade
Explore the best old-fashioned recipes, from the early 1910s to the fly 1990s.
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?
The Roaring ’20s were full of vintage recipes like oysters Rockefeller, finger sandwiches, puff pancakes and divinity, a meringue treat that’s, well…divine.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for something sweet, check out how to make these lemon-frosted fruit bars from the 1940s.
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.
Remember chicken a la king, wedge salads and Waldorf salads? They came out of the Swinging ’60s, and we couldn’t be happier.
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!
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!
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?