1960s Recipes

Looking for recipes from the 1960s? Allrecipes has more than 40 trusted retro recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Meatball Appetizers

Cocktail Meatballs IV

Rating: Unrated
This is an extremely easy appetizer that keeps them coming back for seconds.
Beef Meatloaf

Ribbon Meatloaf

Rating: Unrated
Beautifully mellow in flavor, this meatloaf has a ribbon of cheese flowing through the middle of it. Use the cheese of your choice. In this recipe, I use Cheddar cheese, but you could try it with blue cheese or American cheese.
Cheese Appetizers

Grandma's Stuffed Celery

Rating: Unrated
My grandma always made stuffed celery at Thanksgiving and Christmas. As kids, we were always so hungry before the holiday meal we would sneak and get a piece of celery to curb our appetite. It was nearly all gone by meal time and we always got fussed at with hint of a grin from Grandma. Now I never have holiday meals without it!
Chocolate Cake

Tunnel of Fudge Cake II

Rating: Unrated
A cake that needs no introduction, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tunnel of Fudge!
Chicken Breasts

Chef John's Chicken Kiev

Rating: Unrated
I'm not going to say this chicken Kiev is 'easy to make.' It's really not. So, why try? Because, if and when you pull this off, you'll be enjoying one of the greatest chicken experiences of your life. It's also one of the greatest garlic experiences of your life, as well as one of the greatest butter experiences of your life.
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Turkey Recipes

Turkey a la King

Rating: Unrated
Turkey, peas and mushrooms in a creamy sauce to serve over puff-pastry boats, biscuits, toast or rice.
Beef Pie

Individual Beef Wellingtons

Rating: Unrated
Serve these with a Bearnaise sauce. Mmm!
Green Salads

Wedge Salad with Elegant Blue Cheese Dressing

Rating: Unrated
This a great salad to have for a simple lunch or to serve with a nice dinner. Fresh ingredients make this salad very elegant and the wedge presentation makes it a great starter for a special occasion dinner. It is best to chill the dressing for 24 hours prior to serving.
English Recipes

Beef Wellington

Rating: Unrated
This is a very easy recipe that I learned when I was living in England. Note that Beef Wellington should always be served with the center slightly pink. Enjoy!
Shrimp Appetizers

Chef John's Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: Unrated
Before I knew much about food or dining out, I knew that if they brought shrimp cocktails to the table as an appetizer, we were eating at a 'fancy' restaurant. I'm sure I enjoyed the shrimp, but what I really loved was dipping the crackers in the spicy, horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce.
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Sidecar Cocktail

Rating: Unrated
The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to have created this cocktail in the early 20th century. The potent combination of Cognac and orange-flavored liqueur shaken until ice cold with lemon juice is a timeless classic.
Ice Cream Cake

Baked Alaska

Rating: Unrated
Cake and ice cream dessert topped with meringue -- vary ice cream flavors for your signature dish. I like cherry-burgundy ice cream!

Inspiration and Ideas

Swedish Meatballs I

Rating: Unrated
This is one of my husband's favorites. I created it using several other Swedish meatball recipes that didn't quite make the grade.

Chef John's Crab Rangoon

Rating: Unrated
While not 'authentic,' these crispy crab and cream cheese wontons are one of the most addictive, delicious, and crowd-pleasing appetizers ever created. That is, if the filling has enough crab in it. I'm using a 1 to 1 ratio of crab to cream cheese.

Cocktail Meatballs I

Rating: Unrated

Simple meatballs with an unusual chili sauce/grape jelly coating. Quite a combination of tastes and textures. Note: After cooking, I like to keep the meatballs warm in a slow cooker until ready to serve.