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Two out of three ain't bad

There are three Halloween inspired ideas on this old recipe sheet but I've only posted two. I thought the first idea posed too great a risk of choking someone, especially a child.

Halloween party treats

Ghost Sandwiches
Spread one slice of bread first with peanut butter and then with dark jelly. Cut it and another plain slice in half, diagonally. Cut oval-shaped eyes and mouth in each of the plain halves and then place them over the jelly halves. Make as many Ghost Sandwiches as you need for your guests.

Goblin Cookies
Mix together 2 tbsp. of softened butter, 2 tbsp. of peanut butter, 1 tsp. of milk, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. of vanilla and a few drops of yellow and red food coloring. Stir in one cup of any dry sweet cereal. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonful onto a piece of wax paper. Put jelly bean in center of each cookie and place cookies in the refrigerator until firm. Recipe makes 12 cookies.


These vintage Halloween masks from the 1960s have a creep factor all their own.

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Even the Davy Jones mask is kind of creepy:



Recipe via And Everything Else, Too
Images: socal72girlebay


Retro Fish Stick Sandwich

Does Oceanburger sound odd to you, too?

I'm calling this a Fish Stick Sandwich, instead.

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Fish Stick Sandwich
1971 recipe from old Tabasco advertising

1 can Cheddar cheese soup (10 3/4 oz.)
1/2 tsp. dried onion flakes
1/4 tsp. Tabasco pepper sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. crushed oregano
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 pound cooked fish sticks
6 hamburger buns, slightly toasted
dill pickle slices

In saucepan, simmer first 6 ingredients for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon over fried fish sandwiches. Garnish with pickle slices.


Fried fish trivia: McDonald's introduced the
Filet-o'-Fish sandwich in the early 1960s to entice Catholics to eat at McDonald's on Fridays — at the time, Catholics were expected to go meat-free every Friday of the year.


Recipe via Shelley's mom
Image via my vintage advertising blog Found in Mom's Basement

Retro Grilled Sandwich

The combination of grape jelly and Velveeta sounds inexplicably yummy.


Jellygrill Sandwich
recipe from old Kraft grape jelly advertisement

White bread slices
Kraft Concord Grape Jelly or Kraft Strawberry Preserves
Velveeta Process Cheese Cheese
Soft Parkay Margarine (I suggest you use butter instead)

For each sandwich, spread jelly on a slice of bread and cover with Velveeta. Spread outside of bread slices with margarine and grill on both sides until lightly browned. For cold sandwich, omit margarine and grilling.


These kids look like they were all raised on grape jelly sandwiches.


Via ZestDuz
Image via Modern Kiddo

Skillet Barbecue: Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Hot barbecued turkey sandwiches you make in a skillet. Kind of awesome.

Recipe from Kraft ad

recipe from 1967 Kraft advertisement

Combine 1 cup Kraft Barbecue Sauce and 2 tbsp. chopped green pepper and onion. Heat 12 slices of roast turkey in barbecue sauce mixture in a covered skillet for 15 minutes. Fill 6 individual French bread loaves, split and toasted, with turkey micture. Makes 6 sandwiches.

Via Classic Film

Retro Weird: Bean Sandwich

I love beans, but even I think this recipe is bizarre.

Weird recipe from an old ad

Bean Boats
sandwich recipe from old Kraft ad

Open a No. 2 can (1lb. 4 oz. or 2 1/2 cups) of kidney beans; drain beans well. Then toss with 1/2 cup Miracle Whip. 

Partially broil 6 slices of bacon. Split 6 frankfurter buns; fill with bean mixture; wrap each with bacon slice. Place under low broiler heat till bacon is browned. Serve hot — maybe with radish roses.

Click here to see another strange sandwich idea.

Retro Tea Party Sandwiches

I want to host a wedding shower just so I can make these delightful little tea sandwiches.

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Lily Sandwiches
vintage recipe from Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese

White bread
Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese
Carrot strips
Parsley stems

Cut thinly sliced fresh bread into 2 3/4-inch rounds. Roll each round with a rolling pin to remove the "spring" of the bread. Spread each round with cheese, softened at room temperature, and place carrot strip in the center to represent the stamen. Fold over at one edge to form a lily and pinch together to hold in place. Put a parsley stem in the end of each lily to represent the stem.

Via Chronically Vintage

Make your own retro fast food, 1955 recipe

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Here's the recipe for Vienna Beef Sandwiches.

For the barbeque sauce, blend together and simmer 30 min. 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup catsup, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. dry mustard, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. minced onion, a dash each of Tabasco sauce, freshly ground pepper and garlic powder.

Toast two small loaves of French bread and cut lengthwise slices from the tops. Hollow out centers. Heat contents of two 8-oz. cans of Vienna sausages in the barbeque sauce and fill the loaves. Replace the tops.

Cut 6 Kraft DeLuxe Slices of pasteurized process American cheese in half diagonally and place 6 overlapping triangles on each sandwich top. Place in moderate, 350˚ oven until the cheese melts. 4 servings.

Click here for my favorite retro fast food recipe.

Via Gatochy