8 Vintage Recipes from the 40s Worth Trying Today

Easy Coconut Cream Pie: Coconut cream pie has been a popular dish for decades. I even prepared three of these pies to feed a threshing crew of 21 men! 

Moscow Mule: Here's a classic cocktail that was popular in the 1940s and 1950s. A Moscow Mule is typically served in a copper mug with plenty of ice.

Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad: I hadn't tried parsnips until I was well into my forties, and now I can't get enough of them. I defy your children to turn down this salad.

Cape Cod Bay Brown Bread: This reminds me of my grandmother's brown bread, which she baked whenever we went east to see. The scent brings back memories of her New England home during the peak of autumn.

Cornmeal Pancakes: I like to say that these pancakes are so light that they need to be held down! When we get the chance, we bake them with freshly ground cornmeal purchased at local festivals.

Tomato Hamburger Soup: As a full-time teacher, I only have time to cook from scratch a few nights each week. This slow-cooker soup recipe makes a big enough batch to feed my family for two nights.

Wonderful English Muffins: When I was growing up on a farm, my mother was always cooking handmade bread nothing tasted better! Now I enjoy making these easy but delicious muffins for my own family.

Almond Ginger Cookie: Think beyond the box this season and try these classic Chinese biscuits, each topped with an almond slice.