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13 Nostalgic Recipes for Old Times' Sake

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Ready for a trip down memory lane? Cook up some nostalgia with these recipes that are sure to bring back memories for the whole family. From hamburger casseroles to butterscotch pies, both sweet and savory recipes bring the whole family together.

13 Nostalgic Recipes for Old Times' Sake:

1. Hometown Hamburger Casserole

Hometown Hamburger Casserole

Each bite is a nostalgic trip back to your hometown, when things seemed a little less hectic. Hometown Hamburger Casserole is packed with not just the classic juicy ground beef but also plenty of rich, tangy tomato flavor for the full burger and ketchup feeling. Of course, Hometown Hamburger Casserole doesn't skip on the melty, sharp, creamy cheese; it brings plenty by the handful! Take a taste of it yourself and let the good times roll back to you!

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2. New Tuna Casserole

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Out with the old and in with the new! See ya later bland and boring, this New Tuna Casserole is taking over from here. Steaming with familiar, nostalgic flavors, this reinvented classic is still creamy and cheesy as ever, but this time, with two kinds of cheese. Plus, the selection of tender veggies mixed in for this one makes it feel a tad more mature. To add a little more excitement to the usual panko topping, crispy potato chips are mixed in for a salty crunch you'll soon be craving! See? Our New Tuna Casserole is so much better! There's always so much reward when trying new things!

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3. Diner-Style Meatloaf

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Few things are as nostalgic as sitting down in a laminate booth and getting served a hot plate of meatloaf. This Diner-Style Meatloaf recaptures that same warm, delicious feeling and taste, minus the laminate. The meatloaf itself is tender, hearty, savory, and loaded with seasonings, but the best part of all might just be the classic-style glaze; it's got the perfect balance of sweet, umami, and tang, so you'll always be wanting more... you may want to have some handy just for dipping! Diner-Style Meatloaf is a fun and delicious meal that can serve as a Christmas centerpiece your guests won't soon forget!

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4. Childhood Casserole

Childhood Casserole

Let's go back to the golden days of youth! Carefree, whimsical, and when dinner was always warm and waiting for us! You can find these feelings again baked into the Childhood Casserole. Savory chicken in a deliciously creamy, tangy sauce with extra poultry flavor mixed right in is sure to appeal to the kid inside. Crunchy breadcrumbs, sharp parmesan, and nutty poppy seeds really help take this nostalgic trip over the top! Childhood Casserole harkens us back to the best times of our lives!

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5. Classic Beef Stroganoff

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Ya know, there are some things of the past that are still better than the modern versions. Like handwritten notes will always top a text message or email, being together will forever be better than video calls, and there are so many movies that will remain favorites for generations to come. They're all classic for a reason. Classic Beef Stroganoff celebrates the flavors that are so good, they can never go out of style. You get everything you know and love in this dish: large, bouncy egg noodles covered in the beloved, nostalgic, tender, juicy steak and veggie savory sauce. It simply can never be beaten. Honor the flavors of the good 'ole days with a nice helping of Classic Beef Stroganoff!

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6. Nostalgic Chicken & Rice Casserole

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What's for dinner tonight, you ask? A bit of old school bliss thanks to Nostalgic Chicken & Rice Casserole! Remember the good ole days as you dig into this tender, juicy chicken. The creamy rice it sits on will make you feel as comfortable as being back at momma's table. Let the good times roll as you flashback to your younger years with Nostalgic Chicken & Rice Casserole!

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7. Classic Corned Beef & Cabbage

Classic Corned Beef And Cabbage

Beloved throughout the world and especially in Ireland and England, Classic Corned Beef & Cabbage is rustic home-cooking at its finest! The corned beef is boldly beefy and wonderfully spiced, as it's cooked to tenderness in a homemade beef broth. Fluffy potatoes, sweet cabbage, and bright carrots are also cooked in the broth, so everything is infused with the rich, meaty flavor. Classic Corned Beef & Cabbage is comforting and nostalgic, and you'll be having fond memories of it for long after you eat it!

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8. Old-Timey Banana Pudding Cake

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In a world where everything is fast, instant, and pre-made, nothing tastes better than something made with love and from scratch! Old-Timey Banana Pudding Cake is the flavor blast from the past that brings good times in the kitchen and deliciousness to your tastebuds! This yummy, moist vanilla cake is the base for nostalgic heaven! It's topped with a creamy, thick, vanilla pudding that is then layered with sweet banana slices, rich, fluffy, homemade whipped topping, and a buttery vanilla wafer crumble. Sounds like something momma would have made, huh? Well, take a moment to reminisce. Sit back and let time slow down for a bit with some Old-Timey Banana Pudding Cake!

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9. The Sweetest Potato Casserole

The Sweetest Potato Casserole

The caramel notes of sweet potatoes pair amazingly with other wonderfully sweet flavors too... a concept that's on full display with The Sweetest Potato Casserole! All the classic sweet potato toppings of brown sugar, maple syrup, crunchy, buttery pecans, and melted marshmallows strike the perfect balance of smokiness, richness, and wonder in The Sweetest Potato Casserole. It's the sweet things in life that you treasure the most!

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10. Grandma's Butterscotch Pie

Grandma's Butterscotch Pie

Grandma knows she doesn't have to pull out all the stops when it comes to dessert... she just doesn't need to! With her classic Grandma's Butterscotch Pie, she only needs one stop on the sweetness express. The filling is a creamy, luscious butterscotch pudding, sweet, buttery, and rich, with notes of that smoky brown sugar goodness. A flaky pie crust on the bottom only adds to the buttery beauty. Grandma's Butterscotch Pie is all you need for a homespun and happy treat!

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11. Perfect-Combo Egg Salad

Perfect-Combo Egg Salad

The Perfect-Combo Egg Salad is the pairing of hard-boiled eggs and, get this, tuna! Yes, sweet and savory tuna adds another dimension to the classic creamy, tangy sandwich favorite! With pickles and mustard added for a wonderfully balancing tangy flavor, Perfect-Combo Egg Salad is just, well, perfect!

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12. Chopped Steak

Chopped Steak

This is the kind of diner-style classic you'd expect, served with crunchy fries and a small salad, and yet here it is ready on your table in half an hour or less! Chopped Steak has the tenderness and richness of a burger with the depth of savory flavor of a steak. Grilled to perfection, Chopped Steak is old-fashioned cooking ready for a new-fashioned day! Get ready to dig in!

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13. Simple Chicken & Gravy

Simple Chicken & Gravy

Pack your bags! You're about to leave the stale dinner station and start off to a new, delicious destination. That's right, you're jumping on the gravy train and heading straight to this Simple Chicken & Gravy! Choo-choo! Loaded up with all that classic old-fashioned goodness — fried, juicy chicken breasts in an amazing wine-and-dine-infused gravy mixture — it's a once-in-a-lifetime taste every time! All aboard for Simple Chicken & Gravy!

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What recipe brings back memories for you?

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