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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.

Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Cake with Penuche FrostingTaste of Home

Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Cake with Penuche Frosting


My aunt, who was born in the 1920s, passed this recipe down to me. She made the cake from scratch from start to finish because she didn't have modern amenities to help her in the kitchen. The penuche frosting goes with the cake nicely. —Beth Vorst, Columbus Grove, Ohio
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Makeover Deviled EggsTaste of Home

Makeover Deviled Eggs


This updated version of a classic appetizer uses only half the egg yolks of the original recipe and calls for soft bread crumbs to help firm up the filling. We replaced the mayo with fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat sour cream. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chicken Salad Croissant SandwichesTaste of Home

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches


Parmesan cheese and dill make this the most incredible chicken salad I’ve ever tasted. For the no-cook version, use canned chicken. These sandwiches are a simple entree to serve at parties, showers, or picnics.—Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah
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Classic Pineapple Upside-Down CakeTaste of Home

Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


This pineapple upside-down cake is a classic recipe that never goes out of style! It’s delicious with the traditional pineapple, but try it with peaches or a combination of cranberries and orange. —Bernardine Melton, Paola, Kansas
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Fluffy Cranberry MousseTaste of Home

Fluffy Cranberry Mousse


This is a delicious and pretty salad for the holidays, but it's so good that I serve it at other times, too. I got the recipe from a neighbor who had served it with a traditional turkey dinner. —Helen Clement, Hemet, California. You can't get away with these cooking shortcuts, so don't try.
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The Ultimate Chicken Noodle SoupTaste of Home

The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup


My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was homemade chicken noodle soup. Of all the chicken noodle soup recipes out there, this one is my favorite and is in heavy rotation from November to April. It has many incredibly devoted fans.—Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado
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Icebox CakeTaste of Home

Icebox Cake


You don't have to bake to serve a wonderful dessert! This "cake" is made from chocolate wafers and whipping cream. It is so delicious.—Cindy Hawkins, New York, New York
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Salmon Mousse CupsTaste of Home

Salmon Mousse Cups


I make these tempting little tarts frequently for parties. They disappear at an astonishing speed, so I usually double or triple the recipe. The salmon-cream cheese filling and flaky crust will melt in your mouth. —Fran Rowland, Phoenix, Arizona
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Blackened Pork Caesar SaladTaste of Home

Blackened Pork Caesar Salad


When I cook, the goal is to have enough leftovers for lunch the next day. This Caesar with pork has fantastic flavor even when the meat is chilled. —Penny Hedges, Dewdney, British Columbia
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Strawberry CharlotteTaste of Home

Strawberry Charlotte


My family loves ice cream cake, so they were delighted when I first presented this dessert. It's light, delicious and has a festive presentation. —Scarlett Elrod, Newman, Georgia. Follow these cooking tips that we learned from Grandma.
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