Vintage recipes

From very early on in Chronically Vintage's life, sharing recipes - both vintage ones and others that have been a much beloved part of my family's meals for years now - has been an integral element of this blog, and something - as a massive fan of food history and cooking alike - that I've really adored doing.

The number of recipes that have appeared over the years continues to grow all the time, and so I thought that it would be awesome if there was one handy-dandy sport where you could easily look back through all of the recipes that have ever appeared on this site.

Below, organized alphabetically within various categories, are many diverse, easy-to-make, delicious dishes that have been featured in various posts over the years. Please note that this list is updated shortly after each time a new recipe is added to the site, so be sure to check back often for oodles of yesteryear culinary inspiration.

Happy cooking and bon appetit!

Appetizers and Snacks

Broiled Green Onion and Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Deviled Eggs

Lily Tea Sandwiches

My favourite Vintage Inspired Cheese Ball

Breads & Muffins

Grape-Nuts Bread

Pan Cooked Irish Soda Bread

Orange Raisin Muffins

Breakfast & Brunch

Creamed Chicken and Corn Meal Waffles

Hominy and Chili Scramble

Maple Syrup and Bacon French Toast Sandwich

Rosemary, Baby Potato and Fried Egg Skillet

Souper Mushroom Scramble


Baby Ruth Cookies

Banana Drop Cookies

Brown Sugar Chews

Butter Riches

Cherry Nut Shortbread Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Crisp Cookies

Crunch Drops




Spiced Apple Cinnamon Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Walnut Spice Kisses


Apple Crisp

Apricot Baskets

Apple Dumplings

Autumn Spice Cake

Burnt Sugar Cake

Caramel Apples 

Checkerboard Cake

Cherry Top-Notch Pie

Choco-Walnut Potato Cake

Chocolate Almond Cream Roll

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Brownie Pie

Chocolate Chip Cake

Chocolate Coconut Marble Bars

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

Chocolate Meringue Pie

Chocolate Pear Cream Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Parfaits

Citrus Pear Pie

Coco Chiffon Cake

Coconut Golden Brownies

Coconut Patties

Coconut Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Cranberry-Apple Pie

Crisco's Cherry Pie

Double Chocolate Marble Cake

Fifty Awesome Strawberry Recipes (many are desserts, others are savory dishes, drinks, etc)

Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting

French Creams

Fruit Basket Pie (Cherry + Pineapple Pie)

Fruit Salad Pie

Gingerbread Peach Cake

Golden Harvest Pumpkin Pie

Honey Chocolate Cake

Honey Pound Cake

Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

Lemon Chiffon Pie

Lemon Gold Cake

Magic Chocolate Pie

Magic Truffles (Fudge)

Maple Syrup and Apple Bread Pudding topped with Sugared Apples

Marshmallow Cream Fudge

Midwinter Marble Cake

Nut Roll

One Bowl Chocolate Cake with Chiffon Frosting

Orange Cake

Party Cheesecake

Party Oranges

Peaches 'n' Cream Cake

Pineapple Marguerite (Marshmallow) Dessert

Pink Coconut Snowball Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cake

Queen of Bread Puddings

Rainbow Cake (great for Easter)

Raisin Pie

Raisin Queen Pudding

Rich Cinnamon Buns

Rosy Apple (Cinnamon) Pie

Scalloped Bananas

Spice Berry Cake

Springtime Fancy Cake

Spring Rhapsody Cake

Springtime Berries 'N' Cream Roll-Ups

Square Dancing Cake

Strawberry Long Cake

Super Easy Two-Ingredient 1950s Chocolate Peanut Bark (plus 25 great alternative versions)

Topsy-Turvy Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Tropical Philly Cheesecake


Five Vintage Cocktail Recipes (to help you ring in the New Year!)

Hot Mulled Cider

Raspberry Mint Crush

Seven Delightful 1950s Party Punches

Frozen Desserts

Banana Sundae Sauce

Candy Stick Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream

Chocolate velvet (sundae) sauce

Frozen Custard

Frozen Fruit Salad

Jiffy Caramel Sauce (to top ice cream - or anything else - with)

Kool-Aid Ice Cream

Lemon Blossom Cake

Lemon Freeze

Magic Florida Lime Icebox Cake

Maple Nut Ice Cream

Minted Pineapple Sauce (to top ice cream with)

Peppermint Brownie Baked Alaska

Skyscraper Sundae 

Snow Sauce (to top ice cream)

The Ice-Creamiest Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream


Assorted mid-century Easter recipes

Assorted 1950s Halloween recipes

Be My Valentine Cake

Catch-A-Valentine Cake

Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmastime Chocolate Mint Brownies

Coconut Candy Cane Cake

Coconut Snowman Cake

Delightfully Decorated 1950s Christmas Cake

Delrich Variety Cookies

Devil's Food Whirligig Cake

Easter Egg Cake

Easter Glory Cake

Easter Nests

Easter Sunday Pie

Enchanted Chocolate Cake

Gingerbread Cookies

Halloween Cat Faces (Nut Bars)

Halloween Mincemeat Cakes

Halloween Salad

Halloween Sandwiches


Jack O' Lantern Yum-Yums

Lucky Clover Cake (for St. Patrick's Day)

Merry Christmas Cookies


Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

Swedish Crisps (Cookies)

Jams and Sweet Sauces

Eunice's English Lemon Curd

Ten-Minute Cranberry Sauce 

Main Dishes & Savoury Sauces

Baked Meatloaf Dumplings

Busy Day Baked Beans

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chili con Carne

Chili or Stew Casserole

Crème Fraiche, Sweet Corn & Tuna Penne

Crown o' Gold Meatloaf

Cornpatch Meatballs


Garden Patty-Go-Around

Grandma Jean’s Classic Hamburger Picnic Pie

Harvest Chicken

Hearty Sausage Macaroni Casserole

Highland (Beef) Pot Roast

Lemon Butter Sauce

Macaroni Parmigiana

My Mom's Classic Turkey Pot Pie

Penny-Wise Chicken Pot Pie

Sauce Parisienne

Schill Family Spaghetti Sauce

7-Layer Casserole

Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Barbeque Sauce

Super easy 1940s salmon cakes

Swedish Meatballs

Tomato Rarebit

Tuna Fish Mold

Turkey Roulettes 

Vegetable Meatloaf

Welsh Rarebit


Calico Slaw (gelatin salad)

Corn Beef and Slaw Salad

Fresh Mint and Fennel Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Grape Cluster Salad

Peach Blossom Salad

Pineapple Salad Bowls

Quinoa, Bell Pepper and Green Onion Salad

Rainbow Toss Pasta Salad

Real Potato Salad

(1940s) Savory Watermelon Salad

Tossed Potato Salad

Side Dishes

Chef's Potato Salad

Chuck Wagon Beans

Crowd Pleasing Creamy Coleslaw

Feta Cheese and Mixed Spring Veggie Pilaf

Gluten-free Turkey Stuffing 

Mushroom Rice Pilaf

My Mom’s Traditional Turkey Stuffing

Onion Rings

Oyster Corn Bread Dressing (Stuffing)

Parsnip, Potato and Caramelized Onion Mash

Ripe Olive Potato Salad

Scalloped Tomatoes

Spanish Beans

Stuffed Eggplant

Time Saver Corn Meal Dressing (Stuffing)

Zesty Baked Beans 

Soups & Stews

Asian Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup

Chicken Stew with Dumplings

Chinese Style Noodle Soup

Creamy Gala Apple, Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

Milky Way Soup

Quick Tomato Vegetable Soup

Tomato Fish Chowder

{Wonderfully lovely 1940s illustration of a woman cooking a meal in her kitchen as the winter snow piles up outside. Image via Captain Geoffrey Spaulding on Flickr.}