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66 Best Copycat Retro Recipes

By: Mary Voelker, Editor,
Copycat Retro Recipes

Some of my favorite recipes come from my grandparents and great-grandparents. These old-fashioned recipes are delicious because they are made with the best and freshest ingredients, and no detail is spared in preparation. This collection of the 66 Best Copycat Retro Recipes gives you everything you need to make a great-tasting, old-fashioned meal in your own home. This group of recipes is made up of old-fashioned appetizers, main courses, and side dishes for the perfect meal. Don't worry, it has the perfect old-fashioned drinks and dessert recipes as well to help you finish off your dinner menu.

Whether you're simply looking to make an old-fashioned drink or want to create an entire old-fashioned meal, the recipes you need are right here. These recipes will show you exactly how to make an old-fashioned meal in your home that will more than impress your friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Dive into this collection of the 66 Best Copycat Retro Recipes to find your next kitchen expedition.

1950's Recipes

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Copycat

Start your journey through time off right with some delicious recipes from the 1950's. These retro recipes will take you back to the days of Elvis, greasers, and cocktail parties, and they will surely impress your guests by hitting them with just the right amount of nostalgia. Include any of these unique recipes in your old-fashioned menu for the perfect way to reminisce.

After all, no dinner is complete without joyful conversation, and these retro recipes are sure to get those memories flowing. From old-fashioned Swedish meatballs to sweet angel food cake, there is a vintage recipe here to put a smile on everyone's face.

1960's Recipes

Elegant Baked Brie Appetizer

Now, the era of mini skirts, The Beatles, and psychedelia. It's the 1960's, and these old-fashioned recipes are the absolute best the decade has to offer. Make any of these retro recipes the star of your dinner party, and you will not be disappointed.

1960's recipes are the greatest because they were created before the words “low-fat” and “diet” were used in everyday language. Because people weren't constantly counting calories back then, these recipes are made with the best and richest ingredients, so you know these vintage recipes are good.

1970's Recipes

Panera Copycat Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Your trip through time wouldn't be complete without one last stop to the 1970's. These old-fashioned recipes are real groovy, man! Whether you want to finally learn how to make your mom's signature Chicken Pineapple Casserole or simply want to relive your youth with some good old blueberry muffins, there is an old-fashioned recipe for you here.

Similar to the sixties, food trends in the 1970's were very heavy in fondue, Jell-O, and food moulds. However, folks in the seventies begin to gravitate toward fresh fruits and vegetables. Hawaiian culture was also a heavy influencer in the decade of garage bands, teen magazines, and weird menswear. Grab your pineapple, and get cookin'!

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