1980s Recipes

It was the decade of sloppy joes, pudding pops and pizza rolls. Bring back that 80's feeling with one of these retro recipes.

Staff Picks

Sloppy Joes II

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is the recipe my mother used for sloppy joes and it always gets compliments!

Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Rating: 4.68 stars
Leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken from the supermarket helps on the ease of preparation of this fabulous comfort style dinner. Fresh vegetables gives this a very special added flavor and is worth the effort. Everyone loves Mom's Chicken Pot Pie! Serve with a green salad.

To-Die-For Chicken Pot Pie

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a recipe passed down from my Mom. Every time I make it, someone asks for the recipe. One friend says her family fights over it! I hope you enjoy! You can also make a homemade chicken soup with this recipe. Just cut up veggies, shred chicken, and cook in chicken broth.

Homemade Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.68 stars
Despite the name of this iconic retro dish, the secret to a great sloppy joe is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows the sandwich to be eaten with your hands. Serve on hamburger buns.

Classic Bran Muffins

Rating: 4.79 stars
A delicious source of fiber! My family have them almost every morning. Great healthy muffins! You may substitute dates for the raisins if you wish.

Tiramisu II

Rating: 4.84 stars
Mascarpone custard layered with whipped cream and rum and coffee soaked ladyfingers.

Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

Rating: 4.75 stars
Easy, beginner pot pie that your family will love.

Blackened Chicken

Rating: 4.38 stars
Great on a summer's day with fresh corn and mashed potatoes.

Blackened Salmon Fillets

Rating: 4.65 stars
Fire up succulent salmon with an exciting blend of Cajun-style spices!

Slow Cooker Cocktail Smokies

Rating: 4.48 stars
These addictive little appetizers are so easy to make, and great for potlucks as well. This recipe could easily be changed up to suit your taste.

Brown Sugar Smokies

Rating: 4.76 stars
Bacon-wrapped yummies! You can make these little smokies on skewers or toothpick them to secure.

Blackened Seasoning Mix

Rating: 4.71 stars
Eight ingredients and you've just made your own salt-free Cajun seasoning mix at home.

Inspiration and Ideas

Anytime's a Good Time for a Cinco de Mayo Brunch
Who says your Cinco de Mayo party has to happen at night or on a Tuesday?
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Rating: Unrated
Home made chicken pot pie. This one is so quick and easy that everyone will be amazed with your culinary skills.

Seven Layer Dip II

Rating: 4.73 stars

My mom's Seven Layer Dip is a big hit at all small gatherings! Refried beans are layered with guacamole, seasoned sour cream, veggies and cheese. It's perfect for dipping tortilla chips! The dip traditionally takes less time to disappear into bellies than it does to prepare.