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Cozy Up to These 14 Throwback Recipes

Recipes (almost) as good as grandma made them!

Cozy retro recipes are making a triumphant comeback, reminding us of simpler times when grandma’s cooking was the epitome of culinary magic. So, grab your apron, put on some vintage tunes, and get ready to indulge in a taste of delicious nostalgia. 

Pina-Colada Upside Down Cake 

A nod to the classic, pineapple upside down cale, gets a modern makeover by incorporating coconut. It’s a delightful recipe that effortlessly comes together with canned pineapple and boxed yellow cake mix.  

Get the recipe: Pina-Colada Upside Down Cake 

Easy Chicken & Dumplings 

Save time in the kitchen with this easy and delicious chicken and dumplings recipe using canned biscuit dough and shredded rotisserie chicken. Enjoy a comforting and satisfying dinner without extensive preparation. 

Get the recipe: Easy Chicken & Dumplings 

 Tuna Noodle Casserole 

Capture the essence of retro comfort with this delectable tuna casserole recipe, featuring velvety richness and enhanced with nutrient-packed broccoli and a crispy panko breadcrumb topping. 

Get the recipe: Tuna Noodle Casserole 

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Peppers and Pineapple 

Looking for a tasty alternative to ground pork in this fan favorite? Ground chicken or turkey make excellent substitutes while still staying moist and tangy. 

Get the recipe: Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Peppers and Pineapple 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole  

Nostalgia with a modern twist, this dish features a filling of chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese, all topped with flaky crescent rolls. But that’s not all! Sneakily tucked inside is a nutritious veggie surprise of cauliflower rice. 

Get the recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole 

Baked Alaska  

Showcasing layers of scrumptious crushed cookies and ice cream on a pound cake base, and crowned with toasted meringue, this is a spectacular dessert. The original recipe is a labor of love; our version is made easy by using store-bought cake, cookies, and ice cream.  

Get the recipe: Baked Alaska 

Baked Brie with Mango Chutney  

Upgrade this appetizer by adding a jar of mango chutney for the ultimate sweet-savory-spicy experience. Your guests will love indulging in the irresistible combination of melty Brie and golden pastry. 

Get the recipe: Baked Brie with Mango Chutney  

Clean-Out-The-Fridge Shepherd’s Pie  

Cut back on food waste and with this quick and delicious weeknight recipe that makes use the contents of your veggie drawer and freezer. You can substitute any root vegetables for potatoes, or even do a mixture when making the fluffy mash topping.  

Get the recipe: Clean-Out-The-Fridge Shepherd’s Pie 

Old Fashioned Onion Meatloaf  

This delicious meatloaf recipe is infused with the heartwarming flavors of home. The best part? It becomes even more irresistible when enjoyed as leftovers! 

Get the recipe: Old Fashioned Onion Meatloaf 

Swedish Meatballs and Noodles  

Create your own version of this iconic furniture store favorite in just a few simple steps. The flavor-packed gravy is so irresistible, you’ll be craving it the entire week.  

Get the recipe: Swedish Meatballs and Noodles 

 Speedy Sloppy Joes  

Experience a quick and mouthwatering sloppy joe sandwich in just 15-minutes. You’ll instantly make you feel like a kid again as you enjoy this hearty sandwich. 

Get the recipe: Speedy Sloppy Joes 

Beef Wellington 

Step back in time to glamorous ’60s dinner parties with this indulgent recipe. It makes an impressive holiday main that will impress everyone at the table (just don’t let on how easy it is to make). 

Get the recipe: Beef Wellington 

 Slow Cooker Cheese Fondue  

Dive right into the world of velvety deliciousness with this interactive dinner (no fondue pot needed). Your slow cooker’s “keep warm” feature achieves the perfect gentle heat to keep the cheese creamy, so your guests can continue dipping all night long. 

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Cheese Fondue 

Crab Imperial Dip  

A delightful twist on a traditional Maryland recipe, this tasty dip makes for a great seafood appetizer. It combines succulent crab, zesty lemon, savory Worcestershire sauce, and tangy Dijon for an explosion of flavors everyone will adore. 

Get the recipe: Crab Imperial Dip 

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