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Retro Dinner Ideas From The Stars - 8 Old Fashioned Recipes from Classic Hollywood

 

Enjoy bringing the past to present in your kitchen. Try these retro recipes from classic Hollywood stars of the 40s and 50s.

 

Frank Sinatra Meatballs and Spaghetti

 

Discover crooner Frank Sinatra's most loved spaghetti and meatball recipe. Frank and wife Barbara wrote a cookbook together in the nineties called "The Sinatra Celebrity Cookbook: Barbara, Frank & Friends"  All proceeds benefited the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.

 

 

Marilyn Monroe Turkey and Sourdough Stuffing

 

Found written on a insurance company notepad, this Thanksgiving feast from Marilyn Monroe showcases a sourdough bread based stuffing which was an unusual ingredient at the time for most household in the 1950s.

 

 

Audrey Hepburn Chocolate Cake

 

A favorite cake often made for family birthdays, Audrey Hepburn's son shared her handwritten recipe in the book  "Audrey at Home".

 

 

Maureen O' Hara Tuna Crunch Salad 

 

Maureen O' Hara's acting career spanned seventy years. Known for her piercing green eyes ,red hair and Irish heritage. This recipe was part of a celebrity promotion for Starkist tuna.

 

 

 

Cary Grant Barbeque Chicken

 

 

This recipe was featured in the 1939 cookbook "What Actors Eat When They Eat"

 

 

 

Judy Garland Vegetable Salad with French Dressing

 

Another recipe from the 1939 cookbook "What Actors Eat When They Eat"  Tori Avey's blog brought these long forgotten recipes to the forefront.

 

 

 

Betty White Banana Bread

 

Betty White is a Guinness record holder for having the longest running TV career. Through the years she endorsed many products. This recipe is from her promotion with Fisher's Flour.

 

 

 

Elvis Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

 

A  late night favorite snack of the king. Elvis regularly requested this unique combination fried up by his longtime cook and friend Pauline Nicolson.  You can find more Elvis recipes from the Graceland Book "From Elvis' Kitchen To Yours" 

 

 

 

Happy Cooking!

 

 

 

 

Retro Shopping Tip: Serve up your retro recipes on some vintage inspired splatter wear from Crow Canyon

 

 

 

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Tori Avey via PBS Food

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Venus Wong via Refinery 29

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Colin Marshall via Open Culture

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Jenny Hammerton via Silver Screen Suppers

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