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18 Classic Recipes that Take Us Back in Time

Love it or hate it, classic vintage recipes are a thing of beauty. Often featuring such wonderful ingredients as SPAM, gelatin, mayo, and Cool Whip, the recipes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s are nothing if not indulgent.

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Though it might be hard to just whip up a spiral ham after work on Tuesday, there are a few classic recipes that deserve a bit of a reboot. Whether they’re genuine crowd-pleasers or recreated with healthier ingredients, these 18 classic recipes give us a taste of simpler, better times…while satisfying our hunger, too!

18 Classic Recipes that Take Us Back in Time

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Liven up breakfast with this twist on an old classic. The Quiche with Zucchini, Feta and Mint is easy and tasty to make, and also makes a great lunch when paired with a salad.

For a decadent dessert, this Black Forest Tart will certainly satisfy a sweet tooth.

Make a warm, filling dinner with this recipe for Meatball Stroganoff. Made with turkey meat, these are slightly healthier than the full-beef version.

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Nothing says vintage recipes like gelatin salads! This recipe for Pineapple Fluff Salad is great for parties…and you can serve it during dinner and dessert.

Take the stress out of making a full Wellington by making these adorable Individual Beef Wellingtons. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two!

The kids are sure to love these Pretzel Woven Hot Dogs! A twist on the popular pigs in a blanket, this pull-apart bread is best served with dipping sauces.

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Chicken Kiev was a staple in most 1950s and 60s homes. A genuine crowd-pleaser, this meal makes a great weeknight dinner.

No Sunday brunch is complete without Eggs Benedict. This twist on a classic uses a healthier sauce, so there’s no added guilt!

Forget making those huge cheese balls that take up a ton of space on your table. Entertain guests with these Individual Cheese Ball Bites. Customize to suit the season!

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Filled with all the heartwarming things you could ask for, this Chicken ala King recipe is the perfect dinner after a cool fall or winter day spent outside.

Traditional baked Alaska doesn’t need much improvement, but this recipe for Brownie Baked Alaska plays up the cake layer by using brownie instead of chocolate cake.

Your tummy will thank you after you make this amazing Beef Burgundy Stew. Served on top of rice or noodles, this is a classic that will never go out of style.

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Chicken Waldorf Salad Bites are a lighter solution to the old stand-by. Serve on slices of apples for added crunch and color.

A party’s not a party without chips and dip! This French Onion Dip was a 1950s classic, but this new version is made a little healthier with yogurt instead of sour cream.

For special occasions, Steak Diane is a great meal that will remind you of the rich and hardy dinners grandma used to make.

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Every 50s housewife knows, Swedish Meatballs are a must at any social gathering. Serve on top of egg noodles or alongside a cup of toothpicks for a mixer.

Many a business meetings happened around plates of wedge salads. This twist on a standard includes bolder flavors, like blackberries and basil, for an updated version that’s sure to please.

Do you fondue? If you’re a product of the 1970s, chances are you have at one point or another! This Chanterelle Mushroom Fondue is great for a party or just a movie night with the fam!

Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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12 Sweet Peach Recipes for National Peach Month

August kicks off National Peach Month…and what better way to celebrate than with a meal filled with peaches?

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The great thing about peaches, and most stone fruit for that matter, is that it is sturdy and versatile. It can stand up to being cooked in an oven, on the grill, or in a skillet, and is a great accompaniment to a sweet or savory dish.

From breakfast to dessert, here are 12 sweet peach recipes to celebrate National Peach Month!

12 Sweet Peach Recipes

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Peach Cobbler French Toast

Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches

Rustic Stone Fruit Tart

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Chicken Peach Kebabs

Lemon Peach Fizz

Peach Shortcake

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Peach Galette

Prosciutto Salad with Peach and Mozzarella

Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread

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Peach Gin and Tonic

Peach Bread

Peaches and Cream Crumble

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15 Sensational Strawberry Recipes

We’re (finally!) coming into some warmer months here in the Midwest…which means berries are in season!

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Whenever berries are on sale at the grocery store, I usually stock up. I love adding them to granola and yogurt, plus they’re just a healthy snack as is!

Strawberries are great for cooking and baking, as they retain their sweetness even after they’re cooked, baked, sliced or dunked. They’re durable and most of the time you can get a great 2 for 1 deal if you shop at the right time.

If you’re looking for some delicious and tasty ways to eat strawberries this summer, here are 15 sensational strawberry recipes that will have you ready for warm weather in no time!

15 Sensational Strawberry Recipes

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  1. Easy Fresh Strawberry Mousse
  2. Strawberry Almond Cupcakes
  3. Strawberry Mousse Tart
  4. Healthy Strawberry Scones
  5. Watermelon, Strawberry, and Basil Salad
  6. Strawberry Donuts
  7. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Bowl
  8. Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
  9. Poached Strawberries
  10. Strawberry Freezer Jam
  11. Strawberry Cream Cubes
  12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Brownies
  13. Strawberry and Rose Wine Macarons
  14. Strawberry Ice Cream
  15. Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

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12 Delicious Indian Food Recipes

Ahhh, Indian food. Rich, delicious, and just the right amount of spice to set you into a cozy coma for the rest of the day.

Many moons ago, I used to live within walking distance to an Indian buffet and I’m telling you, I miss it way more than I should. The garlic naan was the stuff of dreams…and the food always looked and smelled amazing.

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While I haven’t been too adventurous with my Indian cooking, I have tried making a few curry-filled dishes and they all turned out really well. I’d love to start making Indian food at home, and so I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Indian dishes here to share with ya’ll!

If you’re craving some Indian food and want to get creative in the kitchen with me, check out these 12 delicious Indian recipes!

12 Delicious Indian Food Recipes

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Gulab Jamun

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Indian Style Lentils

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Mini Samosas

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Lamb Curry

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Chicken Vindaloo

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Vegetable Uppuma

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Green Moong Dal Tikkis

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Chicken Tikka

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Kesar Dry Fruit Kheer

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Indian Butter Chicken

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Naan

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14 Practically Perfect Pizza Recipes that Won’t Give You E. coli

There really has never been a better time to eat pizza. With all the crazy E. coli outbreaks, eating a salad has never been more dangerous…so fellow pizza lovers, rejoice!

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14 Practically Perfect Pizza Recipes that Won’t Give You E. coli

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  1. White Pizza with Zucchini and Proschiutto
  2. Meatball Pizza
  3. Pesto and Asparagus Flatbread
  4. White Pancetta Pizza
  5. Zucchini Naan Pizza
  6. Cheesy Pizza “Bread”sticks
  7. Cauliflower, Dates, and Tahini Pizza
  8. Deep Dish Pizza
  9. Cheesy Homemade Pizza
  10. Crispy Fried Pizza
  11. Grilled Mexican Pizza
  12. BBQ Chick Pea Pizza
  13. Pepperoni Bacon Pizza with Truffle Honey
  14. Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

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16 Copycat Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

Eating from your favorite restaurants doesn’t have to hurt your gut (or your wallet). You can indulge in your restaurant favorites right from the comfort of your own home with these 16 tasty copycat recipes.

From Applebee’s famous Oriental Chicken Salad to Red Lobster’s addicting Cheddar Bay Biscuits, these recipes taste just like the real deal at half the price!

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16 Copycat Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

  1. Copycat Portillos Chopped Salad
  2. Copycat Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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  3. Copycat Outback Steakhouse Blooming Onion
  4. Homemade Cracker Jack
  5. Chipotle Guacamole
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  6. Homemade Moon Pies
  7. Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad
  8. Copycat Orange Chicken
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  9. Noodles and Company Indonesian Peanut Saute
  10. Cheesecake Factory Bang Bang Shrimp
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  11. DIY Mounds Bars
  12. Taco Bell Morning Crunch Wrap
  13. Copycat McDonald’s Big Mac
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  14. Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes
  15. California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza Copycat
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  16. Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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11 Magical Mermaid Recipes

No, we’re not cooking with mermaids…but if you’ve journeyed into any Target, Urban Outfitters, or stumbled upon Amazon or Pinterest, you might have noticed that unicorns are so yesterday. The magical, mythical beast of the moment is the majestic mermaid.

With iridescent blues, purples, and greens, these mermaid recipes will have you dreaming of a beach-side rendezvous. Use them for a birthday party or if you’re just feeling like you need to create something colorful and amazing.

11 Magical Mermaid Recipes

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Sparkling Mermaid Bounty Bars

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Mermaid Rice Krispie Treats

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Mermaid Candy Bark

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Mermaid Ice Cream

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Mermaid Smoothie Bowl

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Matcha Mermaid Donuts

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Mermaid Toast

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Creamy Mermaid Coconut Bowl

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Mermaid Pasta

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Mermaid Cake

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Magical Mermaid Cocktails

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