Foods That Will Give You Serious Childhood Nostalgia

No celebration was complete without a gelatin mold. It inspired several 1950s and 1960s molds, showing a cook's ingenuity.

Gelatin Molds

The 1964 New York World's Fair Swiss exhibit included the dish, which became a dinner party staple. Cheese fondue was served during late 1960s family parties!


Maybe your parents served this fashionable dish during 1960s cocktail parties. Most variants include beef or pork with a thick gravy, cream sauce, or lingonberry jam.

Swedish Meatballs


This recipe, mocked since it requires just a can opener, was a 1950s and 1960s supper favorite. It has canned tuna, mushroom soup, curry powder, and shredded American cheese.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

This pineapple-cherry cake is a classic. Pineapple upside-down cake won the inaugural Dole recipe contest in 1926.

Pineapple-Upside-Down Cake

Chicken and vegetables were served over biscuits, rice, or pilaf in a cream sauce (usually canned cream of mushroom soup). The 1950s and 1960s were its peak.

Chicken a la King


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