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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!

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8 Dinner and Dessert Pairings

On any given weekday, about 90% of my drive home from work is trying to figure out what to make for dinner.

It’s near impossible to find the time to make a tasty home-cooked meal, let alone a dessert to match. However, these tasty dinner and dessert pairings are sure to be crowd-pleasers no matter what the occasion.

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Whether you’re planning a family dinner on Sunday or just a casual meal on Wednesday, these dinner and dessert pairings will give you a new appreciation for food and flavor!

8 Dinner and Dessert Pairings

A delicious Red Wine Braised Short Rib dinner is made even better when followed by a Brownie Truffle with Cream and Raspberry Jam. Red wine is what connects these two together…so make sure you have plenty for drinking with dessert once dinner is done!

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Everyone is going to love this Roasted Garlic and Tomato Fettuccine, but anything made with garlic comes at a stinky price! Combat garlic breathe with a slice of tasty Classic Apple Pie. Apples help combat stinky breathe, especially of the garlic variety!

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If you’re looking for something a little healthier, try this Chipotle Chicken Salad. It’s a great summer go-to and a quick dinner for weeknight planning. Finish your meal off with a slice of Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake, perfect for giving you a taste of something sweet without the guilt.

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This all-American meal of Crispy Baked BBQ Chicken deserves a sweet surrender to another classic, Peach Shortcake. Best of all, the dessert is gluten free!

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A splash of honey helps combine this tasty dinner and dessert combo. Delicious Honey Mustard Broiled Salmon is finished with a helping (or two!) of Peach Toasts with Honey-Whipped Ricotta. This is a tasty summer meal that’s great for company.

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These Cheesy Spinach Lasagna Rolls make a great family dinner. They cook up quickly and are a fun alternative to traditional lasagna. Finish things off with another Italian classic, Berry-Misu!

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Take a trip to India with this tasty Mixed Vegetable Curry (you can even add meat if you want). Then cool it down with a sweet Strawberry Lassi Smoothie, great if your dinner was a little on the spicy side.

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Drizzle your Flat Iron Steak with a tasty basil aioli. Great for putting on tacos or just serving as is, this steak is a crowd-pleasing dinner no matter what the occasion. Ironically, strawberries compliment basil quite nicely, making these Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches the perfect finish to this meal.

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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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Raising the Bar: 12 Dessert Bar Recipes

When a piece of pie or a cookie just won’t do, smash them together and make yourself a dessert bar! Great for parties and summer gatherings, dessert bars can be made in almost any combination and basically involve pouring stuff into a 9 x 13 in. pan and baking it until you reach gooey, delicious perfection.

From the ol’ fashioned key lime bars to the upscale s’mores bars, these dessert bar recipes, well, raise the bar!

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Raising the Bar: 12 Dessert Bar Recipes

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Blueberry Lemon Pie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

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Funfetti Gooey Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Key Lime Bars

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S’mores Bars

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Boston Cream Pie Bars

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15 Key Lime Pie Recipes

The scent of sunscreen is in the air…minivans arrive by the droves to unload groups of floatie-laiden children into the nearest public pool. For some, the arrival of summer means family vacations, days spent at the beach, kids and teachers on the loose, looking to have a little fun before school starts up again…

But for those of us who keep on working no matter what the season, there’s little to look forward to come summertime. Climbing into hot cars after a crappy day at work, dealing with alternating temperatures throughout your office building, not being able to “dress for the heat” without violating some company dress code…these are challenging times for corporate Americans…however, there’s one thing us low men can look forward to with the arrival of summer…KEY LIME PIE EVERYTHING.

Forget pumpkin spice…PSL’s aren’t really THAT great and you know it. The seasonal flavor to savor is key lime. Pies, ice cream, cheesecakes, fruit dips, even cocktails are made that much better with the addition of a zesty key lime.

So celebrate summer the right way with these 15 zesty key lime pie recipes!

15 Key Lime Pie Recipes

Traditional Key Lime Pie

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Key Lime Ice Pops

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Key Lime Dip

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Key Lime Coffee Cake

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Key Lime Pancakes

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Key Lime Colada

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Key Lime Parfaits

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Key Lime Mojito

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Key Lime Cheesecake

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Key Lime Martini

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Key Lime Bundt Cake

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Key Lime Ice Cream

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Key Lime Fat Bombs

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Key Lime Cake

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Key Lime Avocado Bars

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14 Seriously Amazing Truffle Recipes

A few weeks ago I was just browsing the Internet at 1:00 am…as ya do…and I came across this:

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PEANUT. BUTTERSCOTCH. NUTELLA. BROWNIE BOMBS.

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I squee’ed a little bit, not gonna lie.

What resulted was a deep nose-dive into truffle recipes and I’m not sorry…not at all. I stayed up way too late planning and thinking about my holiday cookie tray and wondering what cookies I could “retire”, as it were, to make room for these amazing truffles.

Since I know a lot of you also bake and decorate for your families and for the holidays, here lies the result of my late-night conquest…14 seriously amazing truffle recipes that you’re going to want to pin, save, blog, tweet, post or print if you’re old-fashioned like me! 😉

14 Seriously Amazing Truffle Recipes

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Peanut, Butterscotch, Nutella Brownie Bombs

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Raspberry, Coconut and Chocolate Truffles

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Raspberry, White Chocolate and Pistachio Truffles

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Peppermint Truffles

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Cookie Dough Brownie Bites

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Raw Carrot Coconut Truffles

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Sugar Cookie Truffles

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Carrot Cake Truffles

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Chocolate Mint Truffles

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Caramel Stuffed White Chocolate Truffles

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Bourbon White Chocolate Truffles

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White Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

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Cheesecake Truffles

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Easy Lemon Truffles

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20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops

Cool down this summer with these 20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops! Made using fruit, yogurt, and even veggies (don’t knock it til ya try it!), these homemade ice pops are sure to be well-loved by kids and adults alike.

Use a traditional ice pop mold, or if you find yourself without one, you could also make these ice pops using plastic cups, ice cube trays, or a muffin pan.

20 Delicious DIY Ice Pops

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  1. Mango Yogurt Ice Pops
  2. Easy Fruity Ice Pops
  3. Dinosaur Ice Pops
  4. Mango Chia Ice Pops
  5. No-Waste Sugar-Free Ice Pops
  6. Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops
  7. Berry Ginger Ice Pops
  8. Red, White, and Blue Ice Pops
  9. Yogurt and Blueberry Ice Pops
  10. Go Green Smoothie Ice Pops
  11. Strawberry Mint Ice Pops
  12. Strawberry Yogurt Ice Pops
  13. Mango Ice Pops
  14. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Pops
  15. Berry Ice Pops
  16. Root Beer Float Ice Pops
  17. Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Pops
  18. Fruit n’ Veggie Ice Pops
  19. Key Lime Ice Pops
  20. Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Ice Pops

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