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September 2012

These retro hamburgers don't crumble

When I was a kid, Carnation ran TV commercials where they suggested one add evaporated milk to meat loaf. This  hamburger recipe promotes the same principle.
Here's the retro recipe for Carnation Bar-B-Burgers.

1/3 cup (small can) undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 egg
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup fine cracker crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely shopped green pepper

Blend all ingredients until well mixed. Form into 6 patties and broil 5 - 7 minutes on each side (or to your family's taste).

Click here for a retro recipe for veggie burgers. 

Celebrate Oktoberfest with these two retro recipes from Campbell's

Considering these German recipes come from a Campbell's soup ad, they're surprisingly sophisticated, though not complicated.

1980 beef

Here are close-ups of the recipes for Beef Rouladen and Kartoffelsuppe from the above 1980 ad. Click images to enlarge.

1980 beef recipe

1980 beef

Click here for another beef 'soup-er supper.'

1981 recipe for Chicken Almondzini

Retro recipe

Here's the recipe for Chicken Almondzini.

3/4 cup Kraft Real Mayonnaise
1/3 cup flour
2 tbsp. instant minced onion
1 tsp. garlic salt
2 1/4 cups milk
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Kraft Natural Swiss Cheese
1/3 cup dry white wine
7 oz. spaghetti, cooked, drained
2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
1 10-oz. package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed drained
1 1/4 cup Blue Diamond Sliced Natural Almonds
1 4-oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup chopped pimiento

In medium saucepan, combine mayonnaise, four and seasonings. Gradually add milk; cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cheese and wine; stir until cheese melts. In large bowl, combine mayonnaise mixture, spaghetti, chicken, broccoli, 3/4 cup almonds, mushrooms and pimiento; toss lightly. Pour mixture into 11 3/4" x 7 1/2" baking dish. Top with remaining almonds. Bake at 350˚, 40 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

 Click here for another retro chicken and pasta recipe.

Via jbcurio

Baked Apple Roll-Ups

Just in time for fall.


Here's today's retro recipe, Baked Apple Roll-Ups.

Heat to boiling 1 cup of Cane Brown Sugar with 1 1/4 cups water and t tbsp. butter, stirring; keep hot. Pare 2 apples, dice fine (about 1 1/2 cups, diced); add 1/4 cup Cane Granulated Sugar and 1 tbsp. lemon juice. Make biscuit dough, using 2 cups flour or packaged biscuit mix; roll 1/2" thick, making a square. Spread with sugared apples, dash of cinnamon; roll up snugly, cut in 6 to 8 slices, arrange cut-side down in buttered 9"x9"x2" pan. Pour hot syrup over. Bake at 400˚ (hot) 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm with cream. Serves 6 to 8.

Click here for a 1958 recipe for Apple Caramel.

Via vintage.kitten

Retro-sneaky Roll-in-One Meatloaf

Won't the kids be surprised when they find where you've hidden the green beans.


Here's the retro recipe for Roll-in-One Meatloaf.

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's Tomato Soup
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 egg, slighly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans, cooked, well drained

Combine 1/2 cup soup with all ingredients except beans. Mix well. On waxed paper, pat into a 12x9-inch piece. Spread beans to within 1 inch of all edges; pat into meat. With aid of waxed paper, roll meat tightly, jelly-roll fashion, starting at long edge. Seal ends; use waxed paper to transfer to baking dish. Bake at 350˚F. for 40 minutes. Spoon off fat. Pour remaining soup over loaf. Bake 10 minutes longer. Makes 6 servings.

 Click here for a retro meatloaf recipe that's make on the stovetop.

Via Shelf Life Taste Test

Retro Scalloped Potatoes, Part 2

Dropping temperatures are the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some serious comfort food.


Here's the retro recipe for Scalloped Potatoes.

1/3 cup butter or Parkay Margarine
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1, 8-oz. pkg. Cracker Barrel Old Natural Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 tbsp. chopped pimento
2 tbsp. minced onion
6 cups sliced cooked potatoes

Make cream sauce with butter or margarine, flour, milk, salt, pepper. Add shredded Cracker Barrel; stir until it's melted. Add pimento and onion. Place alternate layers of potatoes and cheese sauce in greased, 1 1/2-quart casserole. Optional: sprinkle on more shredded cheese. Bake in moderate oven, 350˚, 20 minutes.

This is the second recipe for scalloped potatoes I've posted. Click here to see the other retro recipe for Scalloped Potatoes.

Via Shelf Life Taste Test