Retro Recipes 

Choose from Food Network Magazine's retro recipes to create the perfect menu for your next dinner, cocktail party or potluck.  

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Retro Dinner

For the main course, make chicken Kiev. Coated in breadcrumbs and filled with herb butter, it's a hearty dish worth bringing back to the table. Serve with Rice Pilaf Almondine.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Kiev

Retro Dinner 

For a fun throwback dessert, try baked Alaska layered with orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream. It’s surprisingly simple to make and tastes like a fancy creamsicle. 

Get the Recipe: Baked Alaska

Retro Dinner

Brush up on your home bartending skills and go back to the basics with this dirty martini recipe. 

Get the Recipe: Dirty Martini

Retro Cocktail Party

For a strong but classy cocktail, try your hand at a French 75. Shake together gin, lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar, then top with sparkling wine.

Get the Recipe: French 75

Retro Cocktail Party

For the guest who prefers dry cocktails, offer a Gibson with cocktail onions. 

Get the Recipe: Gibson

Retro Cocktail Party 

The Bronx cocktail is a combination of gin, orange juice, and sweet and dry vermouth. It's very close to a martini but with a sweet and fresh edge. 

Get the Recipe: Bronx Cocktail

Retro Cocktail Party

When you make your gravlax, make sure to buy top-quality fish and plan ahead — the process takes two days. 

Get the Recipe: Gravlax With the Works

Retro Cocktail Party

Baby potato halves topped with creme fraiche and fresh herbs make the perfect party bites between cocktail sips. 

Get the Recipe: Potato Bites

Retro Cocktail Party

Rethink Swedish meatballs: Coat meatballs in breadcrumbs before frying, then skewer them onto toothpicks with thin slices of pickled cucumbers and serve alongside lingonberry cream dip.

Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

Retro TV Dinner 

This homemade meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas might induce a wave of nostalgia for frozen TV dinners past, but it will taste much better. 

Get the Recipe: Turkey Meatloaf TV Dinner

Retro Potluck 

Deviled eggs will always be a party favorite. They'll go quickly, so make sure to bring plenty.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Retro Potluck

A casserole is a great way to feed a crowd. Adults and kids alike will love a classic combination like chicken and rice filled with broccoli, cheese and sour cream. 

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Rice Casserole

Retro Potluck

Bring back gelatin molds. Add walnuts and Bing cherries to cherry-flavored Jell-O and spike with sherry for an adult throwback dessert.

Get the Recipe: Cherry-Walnut Gelatin Mold

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