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37 Vintage Recipes from the ’20s Worth Trying Today

Get a taste of the Roaring Twenties with these vintage recipes for oysters Rockefeller, finger sandwiches, strawberry Charlottes, and much more.

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Grandma's Divinity

Every Christmas, my grandmother and I made divinity, just the two of us. I still make it every year. —Anne Clayborne, Walland, Tennessee

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Oysters RockefellerTaste of Home

Deb's Oysters Rockefeller


Every November, our family and friends gather at our home for our annual "Oyster Party." My sons and some of their friends shuck between 300 and 400 oysters throughout the day and I prep, bake, and serve them to our guests. Forks are spread out over the platter and everyone just starts grabbing the baked oysters off the tray. The most important part of this recipe is the Hollandaise Sauce that is put on the top of the Rockefeller—this just makes it taste better than any others out there.—Deb Holt, Baltimore, Maryland. Also, try these delicious recipes like Grandma used to make.
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Old-World Puff PancakeTaste of Home

Old-World Puff Pancake


My mom told me her mother-in-law showed her how to make this dish, which became popular during the Depression, on their "get acquainted" visit in 1927. At that time, cooks measured ingredients in pinches, dashes, and dibs. But through the years, accurate amounts were noted. My wife and I continue to enjoy this dish today, particularly for brunch. —Auton Miller, Piney Flats, Tennessee

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Cranberry-Orange Roast DucklingsTaste of Home

Cranberry-Orange Roast Ducklings


I came up with this recipe a few years ago. The first time I served it, there wasn't a speck of food left on the platter and I knew I had a winning recipe. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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State Fair Cream Puffs


The Wisconsin Bakers Association has served this cream puff recipe at our state fair since 1924. —Ruth Jungbluth, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Use these secret pantry ingredients to make your recipes better.
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Parsnip & Celery Root BisqueTaste of Home

Parsnip & Celery Root Bisque


Here’s a simple yet elegant soup for fall and winter. Everyone enjoys the smooth texture and earthy veggies. For a colorful garnish, sprinkle on chives and pomegranate seeds.—Merry Graham, Newhall, California
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Slow-Cooked Chicken a La KingTaste of Home

Slow-Cooked Chicken a La King


When I know I'll be having a busy day with little time for cooking, I prepare this tasty main dish. Brimming with tender chicken and colorful vegetables, it smells so good while cooking. —Eleanor Mielke, Snohomish, Washington
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Pretty Duchess PotatoesTaste of Home

Pretty Duchess Potatoes


Comfort-food flavor comes in attractive packages that are just the right size! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Vanilla White Chocolate MousseTaste of Home

Vanilla White Chocolate Mousse


I needed a quick dessert for my daughter's bridal shower, and a co-worker gave me this mousse recipe. It's so pretty with almonds and raspberries on top. —Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California
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Simple Waldorf SaladTaste of Home

Simple Waldorf Salad


This is my go-to salad when I need a quick little something for a meal. When I want a sweeter taste, I use whipped cream instead of yogurt. —Wendy Masters, East Garafraxa, Ontario. You should know these absolutely essential recipes before you turn 35.
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