If you call a jello mold "salad"... this quiz is just for you!
If you call bacon-wrapped water chestnuts "rumaki"... this quiz is just for you!
If you remember the days when potato salad involved hard-boiled eggs... this quiz is just for you!
And if these statements just brought a giant smile to your face, then it's time to take this ultimate vintage recipes quiz. And we think you might just ace it, too! Are you ready to rock the kitchen?
So maybe it was the times, or maybe it was a matter of the ingredients and resources available to your mother. (Let's face it, everybody, it was probably your mother!) But no matter who was doing the cooking, vintage recipes all had one thing in common: they were simple! Today, as we look back, many of these recipes incorporate basic ingredients such as eggs, flour, mayonnaise and cream, and their featured component is often canned fruit or canned fish. Meals such as crown roast, glazed ham and cran-orange roast duckling were reserved for special occasions, and no, you could not leave the table until you cleared your plate!
Well, if your taste buds are tingling, it's time to get started! Good luck and remember, when life hands you leftover mashed potatoes, be sure to make some Maine potato candy!
Did you know that deviled eggs originated in Rome, Italy? Today they are most popular throughout Europe and North America. Be sure to serve them nice and cold!
There are varying accounts as to how Chicken a la King originated. What we do know for sure is that it is popularly made with sherry and mushrooms and was first mentioned in the "New York Times" in 1893.
Blue Cheese Souffle is packed with protein and serves as a great side dish for beef. Want to whip one up for dinner tonight? Just make sure you have some cream of tartar on hand!
Tuna Noodle Casserole originated in the United States. Did you know that it became popular in the 1950s mainly because the ingredients were cheap and easy to find in the supermarket?
Olive-Stuffed Celery is a favorite around the holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. While it can be made simply with olives, cream cheese and celery stalks, some home cooks may add Miracle Whip, pickle juice and toasted pecans to their recipe!
Swedish Meatballs are much like other meatballs when it comes to mixing ground beef, pork and sometimes veal with breadcrumbs, egg and spices. The only major difference? They are typically smaller in size - only two to three centimeters at most!
Looking to make three dozen salmon mousse canapes for your next party? Grab two English cucumbers, eight ounces of cream cheese, half a cup of heavy whipping cream and of course... half a pound of smoked salmon or lox from the grocery store and get to it!
Well, the queen doesn't actually wear this crown, but she probably loves to eat it! Crown roasts are created by taking two or three single racks of lamb and tying them into a circle before cooking.
Did you know that meat pies are thought to have originated in several different places around the world? The United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Belize each claim meat pies as their own! Can you claim them in your kitchen too?
This vintage recipe is sure to bring out your holiday spirit, especially around Thanksgiving! Make sure to have your mold pan ready and don't attempt to serve your Cranberry Eggnog Salad until it is completely firm!
Did you know that split pea soup is made from dried peas? The color of the peas, and therefore the soup, can vary depending on their geographic origin!
The perfect vintage banana cake recipe includes one cup of sour milk or buttermilk, along with three large overripe bananas. Never throw out "old" bananas - instead, you should peel them and freeze them for future banana cake!
Baked crab dip is simple and delicious. Join canned crab meat with cream cheese, green onion, garlic and mayonnaise, then serve with crusty bread at your next house party or holiday celebration!
Don't forget the all-essential gelatin packets! Pina Colada Molded Salad takes a short time to prepare, but allow several hours for proper chilling before serving!
Though its origin is Italian, lasagna is a warm and delicious favorite of many American households. Everyone has their own variation that has been passed on from generation to generation. Whose lasagna recipe is your favorite?
Despite its name, did you know that baked Alaska got its origin in New Orleans, Louisiana? It is said that the chef Antoine Alciatore coined the term at his restaurant in 1867, when the United States acquired Alaska from the Russian Empire.
Vintage potato salad is unlike your average potato salad. Some of the ingredients included in this recipe are onion, dijon mustard, evaporated milk, hard-boiled eggs and paprika. That is certainly a recipe for the ages!
Need a crowd-pleasing addition to your next brunch? Try good ol' fashioned Creamy Eggs and Mushrooms au Gratin! It is best made in a large cast iron skillet and takes just 40 minutes to whip up!
French Onion Soup is a classic recipe which is loaded with onions and rich broth. Raise your hand if your favorite part is the floating toasted bread and cheese on top!
For vintage-style Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, go with the bone-in chicken thighs. There is a great deal of added flavor in this part of the chicken - just be sure to remove the skin!
Popular around the holidays, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser. Mix brown sugar, mustard and cider vinegar, then coat one large fully cooked bone-in ham. Bake, covered, until a beautiful glaze forms and enjoy!
Honey Horseradish Dip combines stone-ground mustard, honey, horseradish and a base such as yogurt to create a delicious dip for cocktail shrimp. Vintage recipes also suggest serving this dip with cold sugar snap peas!
This recipe not only requires fresh navel oranges, but there is also orange marmalade and orange juice involved! Add some fresh cranberries, sugar, soy sauce and chicken broth, and you've got yourself a delicious roasting sauce for this holiday treat.
Did you know that to make gelatin, you need both boiling water and cold water? Once the mold has set, it's time to garnish with mint or cranberries and serve!
This classic recipe requires just two main ingredients, and of course a dressing. The dressing is made from white wine vinegar, canola oil, orange zest and juice, sugar and... ground cloves!
A Moscow Mule is best served in a copper mug, though health advocates recommend they be lined with nickel or stainless steel. Its ingredients include vodka, lime juice and ginger beer, with a lime slice or mint leaves for a garnish.
Resembling a chili somewhat, three-bean baked beans is a hearty and warm dish that's perfect for a party or cold night on the couch! This vintage recipe includes molasses, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, mustard and chili powder, along with chopped onion. Also add bacon or ground beef, if you're feeling festive.
Did you know that asparagus is planted in early spring and harvested once the stalks have reached six to eight inches in length? White asparagus is produced by growing the plants without sunlight.
Most people would tell you never to cook a radish. But cooks from the 1950s disagree! This classic recipe combines green beans with thin-sliced radishes in a skillet with butter. They are then tossed with sugar and salt, and served as a side dish. Eat up!
Cucumber Canapes are a simple and refreshing appetizer. One traditional recipe includes white or rye bread, cucumbers (of course!) and a spread made from mayonnaise, cream cheese and various herbs and spices, such as dill and paprika.
The vintage Cheese Ball recipe includes cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese and mayonnaise, combined with relish, onion, Worcestershire sauce and fresh parsley! Serve with crackers and voila!
Legend has it that residents of Maine ate potatoes on a daily basis. They would then transform any leftovers they had into creative treats, such as bread, doughnuts and yes... chocolate covered candies!
Silver Dollar Burgers is the vintage name for what we know today as sliders! They are mini hamburgers served with pickle relish and a slice of cheese on a hamburger bun.
So you don't like water chestnuts, huh? How about we wrap them in bacon and smother them with barbecue sauce... now do you like them? This classic recipe is one for the ages - wrap it in bacon and you will always win!
If you've ever made crab puffs, you know how delicious they are, and you know the amount of effort it takes to make them! This multi-step process takes 45 minutes to prepare, but once you do, you will have something special.
Mushroom-Stuffed Tomatoes are a delicious and classic side dish. After the sliced mushrooms are sauteed and combined with cream, bread crumbs and butter, they are stuffed into tomato halves and baked with cheese!
Get your best jello mold ready to make this recipe! You'll also need one can of sliced peaches, lemon gelatin, ginger ale and chopped walnuts. Make sure the gelatin is fully firm before serving!
Though these fan favorites only take ten minutes to bake, they take about an hour to prepare! Tasso ham is highly spiced and cured pork shoulder. Some people substitute chorizo for it.
Yorkshire Pudding originated in Yorkshire, England, and was first published in 1737. The recipe contains milk or water, flour, eggs and roasted meat drippings. It is often served with beef and gravy, or sometimes bangers and mash!