Baby boomers get a bad rap for their “Live, Laugh, Love” signs and their puzzling overuse of ellipses, but in the kitchen, they shine. Look, we’re not trying to return to a world where every other dish is made of Jello and or whipped topping, (we see you, Watergate salad), but who doesn’t love a sloppy Joe every now and then? (Ditto for bread bowls.) From meatloaf to oatmeal raisin cookies, here are 19 boomer recipes due for a comeback.
Meatloaf, Tinned Fish and Tuna Noodle Casserole—These 19 Boomer Recipes Are Totally Due for a Comeback
- Time Commitment: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- Why We Love It: Special occasion–worthy, crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients
For the ladies-who-lunch set, quiche was the ultimate in sophisticated fare. And who wouldn’t love a savory pie made with plenty of butter, eggs and cheese?
- Time Commitment: 1 hour
- Why We Love It: Crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly, beginner-friendly
Maybe it’s because they feign wholesomeness. Maybe it’s because raisins are like catnip for anyone born before 1970. Or maybe it’s because they’re just plain good.