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A gelatin mold was essential for special occasions. The Jell-O Gallery says lime was introduced in 1930. Many '50s and '60s molds showcased a cook's inventiveness.

Gelatin Molds

The dish was exhibited at the 1964 New York World's Fair's Switzerland exhibit and became popular at dinner parties. Cheese fondue was served during late 1960s family parties!


Your parents may have served this trendy dish at 1960s cocktail gatherings. Many varieties include beef or pork with thick gravy, cream sauce, or lingonberry jam.

Swedish Meatballs

This recipe was a 1950s and 1960s supper classic, but it was derided because it only requires a can opener.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

The History Channel claims that a cook at Delmonico's in New York City in the 1860s invented this meringue-topped ice cream cake after borrowing the recipe from the French and naming it after the U.S.'s purchase of Alaska.

Baked Alaska

This dish was served over biscuits, rice, or pilaf with chicken and vegetable bits in a cream sauce (typically canned cream of mushroom soup).

Chicken a la King