7 Vintage Recipes from the 40s Worth Trying Today

Meat and Potato Patties: This dish was very helpful in providing a family with enough food during World War II when meat was rationed and had to be purchased with tokens.

Easy Coconut Cream Pie: For many years, this coconut cream pie has been a beloved delicacy. I even baked many pies to feed a group of twenty-one men who were threshing! Vera Moffitt, Kansas; Oskaloosa.

Moscow Mule: This is a classic drink that was well-liked during the 1940s and 1950s. Traditionally, a Moscow Mule is served with lots of ice in a copper mug.

Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad: It wasn't until I was far into my 40s that I tried parsnips, but now I'm hooked. I challenge your children to turn up their noses at this salad because it is that good.

Cape Cod Bay Brown Bread: This brings back memories of the brown bread my grandma used to make when we visited her in the east. The scent brings back happy memories of her New England home at the height of autumn.

Cornmeal Pancakes: I like to joke that you have to hold these pancakes down because they are so light! We make these with freshly ground cornmeal that we purchase at local festivals whenever we get the chance.

Tomato Hamburger Soup: I work as a full-time teacher, so I only get to make homemade food a couple of nights a week. My family was well fed for two evenings with this recipe for slow-cooker soup.