Can You Name These Famous 50s & 60s Recipes?

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The 1950s and 1960s may be known for Rock and Roll, but how much do you remember about its delicious cuisine? The age of suburban glory meant daily tea times and weekly dinner parties. With these came plate after plate of cucumber rolls, meatloaves, martinis, and pineapple upside-down cakes! How much do you remember about your mama's kitchen? Could you recreate these vintage dishes today?

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1. Elbow macaroni, tuna, milk...

Charles Brutlag /
  1. Tuna Noodle Casserole
  2. Chicken Tikka Masala
  3. Bangers and Mash
  4. Jambalaya
A family favorite for generations, Tuna Noodle Casserole is also a good choice for families in a rush. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and 30 to cook.
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2. Cream cheese, chives, cucumber...

5PH /
  1. Cucumber Canapes
  2. Gumbo
  3. Cobbler
  4. Hoppin' John
Cucumber canapes were a simple but delicious teatime classic. These refreshing, one-bite finger sandwiches usually contain mayo, cream cheese and thinly sliced bread.
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3. Brown sugar, diced pineapples, maraschino cherries...

Lesya Dolyuk /
  1. Apple Cake
  2. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  3. Molten Lava Cake
  4. Sheet Cake
Named after the way they are baked (upside down), when you eat this 50's fashion, you'll find the toppings on the bottom.
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4. Ribs, apricot preserves, seasoning salt...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Beef Wellington
  2. Crown Roast
  3. Squash Casserole
  4. Spanish Rice
Taking a trip down memory lane? It would be incomplete without some crown roast! To make it, bend two stacks of ribs into a circle and secure them together with some twine. We'll let you look up the rest of the recipe on your own. Be warned, it takes several hours to roast.
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5. Sour cream, mayonnaise, eggs...

Vania Georgieva /
  1. Fish and Chips
  2. Shepherd's Pie
  3. Deviled Eggs
  4. Black Peas
These are hard-boiled eggs with a twist! They've been cut in half and filled with a paste made out of the eggs' boiled yolks.
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6. Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic... /
  1. Braised Pork
  2. Dim Sum
  3. Cheese Balls
  4. Chow Mein
Traditional cheese balls are made with a mixture of cream cheese (or a similar kind of cheese) and other ingredients (for example pecans and chives), which are then fried or baked into spectacular balls of goodness.
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7. Cream cheese, cucumbers, smoked lax...

Alessio Orru /
  1. Crab Cucumber Bites
  2. Pork Pie
  3. Salmon Mousse Canapes
  4. Black Pudding
The good news about salmon mousse canapes is that they require no cooking time. All you need for these delicacies is a mixture of cream cheese, smoked salmon and a few other ingredients, piped onto a base.
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8. Ground beef, milk, breadcrumbs...

norikko /
  1. Toad-in-the-Hole
  2. Apple Pie
  3. Swedish Meatballs
  4. Steak Pie
Do you remember how Swedish meatballs differ from Italian meatballs? These 50s treasures are cooked in a rich, roux-based gravy that usually includes a sour cream and a meat broth.
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9. Gin, vermouth, olives...

Anna_Pustynnikova /
  1. Martini
  2. Mojito
  3. Manhattan
  4. Margarita
Simple, but satisfying, a martini only has two main ingredients. The cocktail is the mouthwatering blend of gin and vermouth, garnished perfectly with an olive.
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10. Vanilla ice cream, flour, unsweetened chocolate...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Tiramisu
  2. Baked Alaska
  3. Hummingbird Cake
  4. Red Velvet Cake
Named in honor of the United States acquiring Alaska from Russia, this dessert has been going strong since the turn of the 20th century. Do you remember when it was called Alaska-Florida cake? That's because the dessert combines both hot and cold elements.
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11. Diced fruits, lemon gelatin, boiling water...

rainbow33 /
  1. Saffron Cake
  2. Mince Pie
  3. Treacle Tart
  4. Gelatin Salad
Looking to recreate the gelatin (Jell-O) salads from your childhood? Just add your preferred fruits (and even vegetables) into a liquid gelatin mixture, and put it into the fridge to set.
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12. Bone-in ham, brown sugar, cider vinegar...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Wontons
  2. Shaved ice
  3. Noodle Soup
  4. Glazed Ham
Usually eaten on Christmas or Boxing Day, no holiday season is really complete until you've downed one. Glazed ham fanatics fight passionately over which glaze is the best. Our hands down favorite is brown sugar.
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13. Chicken breasts, peas, rice...

Tanis Saucier /
  1. Chicken A La King
  2. Gnocchi
  3. Ceviche
  4. Fried eggplant
Often served over rice or with bread, Chicken A La King is made by dicing chicken and cooking them in a creamy sauce. Don't forget your peas!
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14. Potatoes, green split peas, onions...

MSPhotographic /
  1. Split Pea Soup
  2. Minestrone
  3. Sweet and Sour Pork
  4. Peking Duck
This soup's questionable color (it can be either green or _grey_!), comes from its main ingredients: dried split peas. But don't judge the book by its cover! Split Pea Soup is oh-so-delicious!
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15. Frozen strawberries, strawberry ice cream, milk...

Africa Studio /
  1. Hot Chocolate
  2. Strawberry Milkshake
  3. Espresso
  4. Punch
An ice cream parlor, date night classic, the strawberry milkshake can either be made with fresh strawberries or strawberry ice cream, milk and ice. Don't forget your favorite flavored syrups and sprinkles!
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16. Honey, brown sugar, apples...

Anna Om /
  1. Honey-Baked Apples
  2. Marzipan
  3. Bourbon Ball
  4. Jordan Almonds
No one can criticize this old-fashioned favorite, made of cored apples, generously drizzled with a brown sugar and honey mixture and baked for about 40 minutes.
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17. Ground beef, tomato paste, ricotta cheese...

Ezume Images /
  1. Mooncake
  2. American Lasagna
  3. Red Bean Soup
  4. Pesto
If, like us, you are a lasagna fiend, you'll know that the difference between American and Italian Lasagna is mostly in the sauce. The original, Italian dish boasts a white bechamel sauce that adds a creaminess to the pasta dish, not traditionally found in its American counterpart.
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18. Bacon, chestnuts, brown sugar...

Karl Allgaeuer /
  1. Ravioli
  2. Calzone
  3. Ciabatta
  4. Bacon Wrapped Chestnuts
Nothing says Christmas like bacon-wrapped chestnuts. They're also easy to prepare! Soy-marinated chestnuts are simply wrapped in bacon then baked for 30 minutes.
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19. Baking powder, cocoa, whole milk...

Liliya Kandrashevich /
  1. Strawberry Shortcake
  2. Chocolate cake
  3. Angel Food Cake
  4. Genoise
1950s recipes for chocolate cakes are just as varied as today's recipes. Some particular mid-century peculiarities? Try crisco, mayonnaise and vinegar.
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20. Shredded vegetables, mayonnaise, sour cream...

Aimee M Lee /
  1. Creamy Coleslaw
  2. Baked Ziti
  3. Creme Brulee
  4. Chestnut Pie
Remember when coleslaw as all the rage? This salad consists primarily of shredded cabbage mixed with mayo or a vinaigrette dressing. Carrots, chives and oil can also be added to the side dish.
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21. Sliced onions, flour, butter...

Elena Shashkina /
  1. Onion Soup
  2. Risotto
  3. Foie Gras
  4. Fondue
Beef stock and onions are essential ingredients in this French-inspired soup. Of course, no onion soup is truly complete without a crunchy topping of savoury croutons.
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22. Egg whites, baking powder, coconut flakes...

Iuliia Timofeeva /
  1. Shredded Coconut Cake
  2. Tres Leches
  3. Pound Cake
  4. Butter Cake
Remember when all your friends were clamoring for this beauty? Coconut cakes incorporate shredded coconut not only into their batters, but also as decor on the cake's exterior.
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23. Avocados, lime juice, sweet onion...

DronG /
  1. Ratatouille
  2. Calamari
  3. Biscotti
  4. Guacamole
Avocados began gaining their popularity in the 1950s when American households started adding them to salads. Soon after came the reign of guacamole: a Mexican dip that combines mashed avocados with zangy lemon juice, garlic, and avocados.
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24. Potatoes, boiled eggs, mayonnaise...

Leigh Anne Meeks /
  1. Pizza
  2. Potato Salad
  3. Beef Brisket
  4. Chalupa
Potato salad may have been brought to the United States by German immigrants. Today, it's one of the most popular side dishes around the world.
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25. Mushrooms, parmesan cheese, mayonnaise...

Slawomir Fajer /
  1. Fajitas
  2. Churros
  3. Bull Roast
  4. Mushroom Caps
Mushroom caps is a dish that requires the chef to fill each mushroom cap with a mixture of cheeses and other seasonings, then bake them for 25 to 30 minutes.
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26. Chicken thighs, Cajun seasoning, peppers...

Aimee M Lee /
  1. Crab cakes
  2. Enchilada
  3. Fried Chicken
  4. Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
Dating all the way back to the 1700s, this dish is a New Orleans classic. Chicken and andouille sausage are the delicacy's undisputed stars.
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27. Orange slices, onion rings, orange zest...

Anna Hoychuk /
  1. Shrimp and Grits
  2. Orange and Onion Salad
  3. Ham Hocks
  4. Salmon Croquettes
Today, oranges and onions may seem like a strange combination, but in the 1950s it was an undisputed classic. Besides the oranges and onions, the salad combines salt, olive oil and black peppers.
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28. Cucumber, white vinegar, lemon juice...

manulito /
  1. Cucumber Salad
  2. Chow-chow
  3. Oyster Stew
  4. Moravian Chicken Pie
To make this summer must-have, thinly slice cucumbers, add salt, pepper, vinegar and sour cream!
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29. Ripe bananas, eggs, sugar...

Prostock-studio /
  1. Opera Cake
  2. Banana Cake
  3. Rock Cake
  4. Devil's Food Cake
Banana cake is made in many different ways around the world. An Asian variation is a steamed banana cake.
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30. Vanilla bean, cream of tartar, sugar...

Hans Geel /
  1. Angel Food Cake
  2. Tea Cake
  3. Coffee Cake
  4. Swiss Roll
Angel food cake originated in the USA and became popular in the 19th century. It is known for having a light and fluffy texture.
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31. Miracle Whip, cream cheese, celery ribs...

Nancy Hochmuth /
  1. Cheeseburger
  2. Olive-stuffed Celery
  3. Cracklin
  4. Stuffed Peppers
Olive-stuffed parsley is an old-time appetizer made with celery stalks that are filled with a cream cheese, olive, pickles and pecan mixture.
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32. Tomatoes, mushrooms, half and half cream...

Tanya Stolyarevskaya /
  1. Brunswick Stew
  2. Stuffed Tomatoes
  3. Tomato Soup
  4. Corn Fritters
Stuffed tomatoes consist of hollowed out tomatoes that have been stuffed with a ground meat and rice mixture. Today, it is often served in countries like Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran.
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33. Oysters, white bread, butter...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Oysters Rockefeller
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. Conch Chowder
  4. Potato Salad
Oysters Rockefeller is a dish that originated in the United States. They are baked oysters served on a half shell and topped with a rich sauce.
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34. Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Bloody Mary
  2. Old-fashioned
  3. Daiquiri
  4. Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule is a cocktail that originated in Manhattan. Typically, it is made with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.
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35. Butter beans, kidney beans, onions...

StockphotoVideo /
  1. Fried Green Tomatoes
  2. Three Bean Salad
  3. Gumbo
  4. Chicken Soup
A three-bean salad is a cold salad made with a combination of cooked beans. It is a dish than can be prepared pickled.
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36. Chicken broth, milk, cream of mushroom...

alisafarov /
  1. Pumpkin Pie
  2. Hickory Nut Cake
  3. Seven-layer Salad
  4. Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
The chicken and mushroom casserole is a creamy, baked dish that primarily consists of chicken and mushrooms.
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37. Asparagus, chicken broth, lemon juice...

MariaKovaleva /
  1. Chicken Salad
  2. Asparagus Soup
  3. Lemon Jelly
  4. Parsnip Fritters
Asparagus soup is usually garnished with a dollop or creme fraiche or sour cream and can be served hot or cold.
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38. Breadcrumbs, chicken, cream sauce...

Natalia Mylova /
  1. Green Bean Casserole
  2. Collard Greens
  3. Venison Pastry
  4. Chicken Croquettes
The chicken croquette is a type of roll that incorporates ground chicken meat. The word croquette is French for 'croquer' which means 'to crunch.'
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39. Eggs, sugar, all-purpose flour...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Old-fashioned Griddle Cakes
  2. Crepes
  3. Waffles
  4. Banana Bread
The term griddle cake is a synonym for pancake. These cakes contain a base of flour, eggs, milk and butter. Other things, like fruit, can also be added.
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40. Ginger, molasses, raisins...

from my point of view /
  1. Sweet Potato Pie
  2. Pecan Pie
  3. Molasses Bar
  4. Chocolate Cream Pie
The molasses bar is such a celebrated classic that it has its own holiday. In the United States, it is celebrated on February 8th.
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41. Cocoa powder, vanilla extract, mayonnaise...

Tataya Kudo /
  1. Hummingbird Cake
  2. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
  3. Sheet Cake
  4. Carrot Cake
The chocolate mayonnaise cake is a normal cake that makes use of mayo. The condiment is said to make the cake tender by retaining moisture.
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42. Ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, oregano...

Russian Mitin /
  1. Potato Gratin
  2. Corn Salad
  3. Sloppy Joe
  4. House Rolls
The essence of a sloppy joe is ground beef sandwiched between two buns. The sauce can either be tomato, ketchup, Worcestershire or a combination of the three.
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43. Warm water, cinnamon, pecans...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Pecan Sticky Buns
  2. Cheesy Rice
  3. Stuffed Mushrooms
  4. Pumpkin Pie
A pecan sticky bun is an evolved version of a cinnamon roll. Most people add some caramel to the top, accompanied by some bits of pecan, and bake!
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44. Ground beef, minced onions, ketchup...

AS Food studio /
  1. Brussel Sprouts
  2. Cornbread
  3. Squash Casserole
  4. Meatloaf
The main ingredient in meatloaf is ground meat, usually beef. It may have loaf in its name, but it's very different from bread!
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45. Flour, hot milk, baking powder...

Clalitsinee /
  1. Cheesecake
  2. Hot Milk Sponge Cake
  3. King Cake
  4. Fruitcake
A hot milk sponge cake is similar to a normal sponge cake, but made with heated milk.
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46. Cointreau, lemon juice, cognac...

Brent Hofacker /
  1. Negroni
  2. Dark 'N' Stormy
  3. Gin and Tonic
  4. Sidecar Cocktail
The sidecar's history is disputed, although many think it popped up in Europe around the end of WWI. It's a mixture of cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice and is served without ice.
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47. Parmesan cheese, crescent rolls, pizza sauce...

margouillat photo /
  1. Pinwheels
  2. Bouillabaisse
  3. Profiterole
  4. Crepes
This swirly, party classic rocketed to popularity in the 50s. It takes the form of either uncooked sandwiches (pictured above) or baked dough puff pastries with cheese and meat.
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48. All-purpose flour, eggs, salt...

Veternam /
  1. Yorkshire Pudding
  2. Chitlins
  3. Chicken Fried Steak
  4. Tortillas
Don't let this baked English dish fool you! It might look like a simple bread from the outside, but Yorkshire pudding (also known as popovers) is an absolute delight on the taste buds. Although it can be eaten as a breakfast food or dessert, it's usually eaten with roast or gravy.
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49. Meatballs, grape jelly, barbecue sauce...

nelea33 /
  1. Meatballs With Grape Jelly
  2. Sloppy Joe
  3. Chili Con Carne
  4. Meaty Mash
Meatballs with sweet sauces, like grape jelly, became more popular in the 1960s. Add a touch of BBQ sauce and create the perfect appetizer!
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50. Crab meat, mayonnaise, cream cheese...

Peter Kim /
  1. Yeast Rolls
  2. Strawberry Shortcake
  3. Lobster Loves
  4. Crab Puffs
There is no limit to a crab puff's shape! These coveted appetizers can be triangular, round, or sliced open with the filling placed inside.
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51. Bread chunks, white wine, Swiss cheese...

margouillat photo /
  1. Cheese Soup
  2. Risotto
  3. Fondue
  4. Monte Cristo
Fondue, once a purely European dish, became popular in the 1960s in the United States. Thank God for its delicious, wintery, wonderfulness. It's main ingredients? Cheese, cheese, cheese, and white wine.
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52. Dry macaroni, cheddar cheese, sour cream...

Igor Dutina /
  1. Pasta Salad
  2. Pasta Bolognese
  3. Jello Pasta
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese! A true American classic, filled with creamy, cheesy deliciousness in every bite. 1960s recipes often included green onions, eggs, and pimento peppers.
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53. Butter, Campbell's Cheddar Soup, eggs...

Karl Allgaeue /
  1. Custard
  2. Campbelled Eggs
  3. Egg Pudding
  4. Pitti Patta
Campbelled Eggs -- basically scrambled eggs -- came out of Campbell's Emergency Dinner Cookbook. All you needed to make this delicacy was Campbell's Soup, butter, eggs, salt, and pepper.
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54. Tomato Soup, cake flour, cinnamon...

matka_Wariatka /
  1. Sweet Potato Pie
  2. Biscuits
  3. Bloody Mary
  4. Tomato Soup Cake
Yes, Tomato Soup Cake was really a thing. We swear. All you neede was margarine, sugar, nutmeg, cloves, flour, and, you guessed it, tomato soup! YUM.
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55. Butter, rum flavoring, unbeaten egg...

jabiru /
  1. Coffee Cake
  2. Scrambled Eggs
  3. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  4. Spritz Cookies
Spritz cookie are basically your typical shortbread cookies. The only difference? Spritz cookies are baked straight away. (The dough is not refrigerated beforehand.)
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56. Margarine, peanut brittle, popcorn...

mizar_21984 /
  1. Popcorn Balls
  2. Fudge
  3. Tapioca Pudding
  4. Cucumber Rolls
Remember the glory days of popcorn balls? These sweet, crunch delights often included peanut brittle, corn syrup, and popped corn.
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57. Chicken, oregano, tomatoes...

gkrphoto /
  1. Chicken Cacciatore
  2. Lasagna
  3. Parmesan Chicken
  4. Pan-fried Salmon
Also known as "chicken hunter-style" this classic, tomato and chicken-based dish is served with spaghetti and a side salad.
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58. Chicken salad, cream cheese, wonder bread

TravisNygard /
  1. Master Burger
  2. Jello
  3. Sandwich Loaf
  4. Meat Salad
Sandwich loaves had different layers of traditional sandwiches in each slice. They were often frosted with mayonnaise or salad dressing and cream cheese.
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59. American cheese, hot dogs, milk...

Pinterest /
  1. Baby Food
  2. Cheesy Hot Dog Soup
  3. Ham Hocks
  4. Mince Pie
Cheesy hot dog soup is an All-American classic! What's in it? Hot dogs, processed cheese, and frozen vegetables... What could be better?
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60. Ground beef, potatoes, carrots...

AnikonaAnn /
  1. Bakewell Tart
  2. Scones
  3. Meat Pie
  4. Christmas Pudding
Nothing takes the edge off a cold winter day quite like a meat pie! While these meat-filled pastries were a 50s household staple, they are so good that they exist world-wide. Each country boasts its own unique meat filling mixture.
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