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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 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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10 Egg-cellent Egg Recipes

It wasn’t until I had a GOOD egg that I realized how delicious eggs really are. Packed with tons of good protein, a high-quality organic egg is a great way to start your day.

Whether they’re over-easy, hard-boiled, sunny-side-up or fried, an egg makes a tasty addition to any breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Looking for a quick and easy way to fill up at your next meal? Try one of these yummy egg recipes.

10 Egg-cellent Egg Recipes

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  1. Surprise Egg and Bacon Biscuit
  2. Asparagus with Poached Egg
  3. Egg-Stuffed Biscuit
  4. Whole 30 Salad with Poached Egg
  5. Pepper n’ Eggs
  6. Quick Breakfast Pizza
  7. Eggs Benedict
  8. Sweet Potato and Egg Hash
  9. Deviled Eggs
  10. Instant Pot Sous Vide Eggs

 

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14 Easy Shrimp Recipes

Looking for some quick weeknight meal ideas? Shrimp are the perfect solution! Perfect for pairing with pasta, veggies, or just chopping up and putting on a sandwich, shrimp are affordable and cook up super fast.

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These tasty shrimp recipes make tasty meals for any night of the week and you’ll love how easy they are to make.

14 Easy Shrimp Recipes

20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Easy Takeout Shrimp Fried Rice

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Broil

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Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp

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Spicy Shrimp Sushi Stacks

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Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowls

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Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp

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Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes and Arugula

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Cajun Fried Shrimp

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Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

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Blackened Shrimp Skewers

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Ceviche Style Shrimp Cocktail

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Mediterranean Sheet Pan Baked Shrimp and Veggies

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Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

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All the Presidents’ Favorite Dishes

Our wide collection of presidents have gathered up quite the palette. From hoe cakes to cherry ice cream, this collection of some of the presidents’ favorite meals is sure to get you in the mood for President’s Day!

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All the Presidents’ Favorite Dishes*

*While several sites and books list various “favorite foods” of each respective president, I did my best to find those with recipes or those I found in two or more places.

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George Washington
Hoe Cakes

John Adams
Baked Salmon

Thomas Jefferson
Waffles

James Madison
Chicken and Okra Soup

James Monroe
Fried Chicken

John Quincy Adams
Fruits and Crackers

Andrew Jackson
Lamb Chops with Rosemary

Martin Van Buren
Classic Donuts

William Henry Harrison
Roast Wild Duck

John Tyler
Grateful Pudding

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James K. Polk
Classic French Omelette

Zachary Taylor
Hominy

Millard Fillmore
Beef Stew

Franklin Pierce
Fried Clams

James Buchanan
Peach Charlotte

Abraham Lincoln
Sliced Apples

Andrew Johnson
Popcorn

Ulysses S. Grant
Rice Pudding

Rutherford Birchard Hayes
Fresh Coffee

James A. Garfield
Fresh Bread

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Chester A. Arthur
Coffee and a Roll

Grover Cleveland
Corned Beef and Cabbage

Benjamin Harrison
Oysters

William McKinley
Steak

Theodore Roosevelt
Hard-Boiled Eggs

William H. Taft
Grapefruit

Woodrow Wilson
Chicken Salad

Warren G. Harding
Knockwurst and Sauerkraut

Calvin Coolidge
Roast Beef

Herbert Hoover
Gumbo

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cream Chipped Beef

Harry S. Truman
Hot Cereal

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Chicken Noodle Soup

John F. Kennedy
Broiled Bacon

Lyndon B. Johnson
Chicken Chop Suey

Richard M. Nixon
Fresh Fruit

Gerald R. Ford
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Jimmy Carter
Pork Chops with Cornbread Stuffing

Ronald Reagan
Mac and Cheese

George Bush
Pork Rinds

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Bill Clinton
Soft Shell Tacos

George W. Bush
Biscuits

Barack Obama
Nachos with Guac

Donald J. Trump
Cherry Ice Cream

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