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The Best Old-Fashioned Recipe Collection: 12 Cafeteria-Inspired Recipes

We all have those recipes that take us back to the good ole' days, y'know the days  when we were still in grade school and eating school cafeteria lunches. Now, not every school lunch brings back happy memories, but there were definitely a few lunches that made us rush to the front of the line! We think you'll like taking a walk down memory lane with The Best Old-Fashioned Recipe Collection, which has so many tasty, cafeteria-inspired recipes for you to choose from. Who knows, you may find yourself making cafeteria food at home more often! 

Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing that comes out of a box will compare to our comforting recipe for Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese. The little bit of extra effort to do it ourselves will reap such a big pay-off -- it's worth every moment!
 

Homestyle Sloppy Joes

This classic old-fashioned recipe is an all-American favorite that tastes so much better when made with your own fresh ingredients . Our Homestyle Sloppy Joes are sink-your-teeth-into-'em good!

Creamy Fruit Cocktail Mold

Transport your taste buds back to the 50's with our Creamy Fruit Cocktail Mold. It's a jiggly treat that has plenty of creamy and fruity flavor. It's just as tasty today as it was in yesteryears!

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There is no denying it. This is truly the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It disappeared so fast in our Test Kitchen it barely even had time to cool!

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Crispy, crunchy, incredible...those are just a few of the words that come to mind after just one bite. Maybe you should make a double batch of this Buttermilk Fried Chicken  'cause it gets snatched up so quickly!

No Fuss Salisbury Steak

Can you guess some of the reasons we love this recipe so much? We love it not only because it's delicious, but also because it's no stress and no fuss! This No Fuss Salisbury Steak  is easy and delicious- our kind of recipe!

Dirt Cups

By adding a few special mix-ins to instant chocolate pudding we've made an old-fashioned recipe that brings back some great childhood memories. We think Dirt Cups are always fun to eat, no matter what age you may be! 

Stress-Free Tacos

Why are these tacos so stress-free? Well, because your slow cooker does all the work for you and we think that's just great! After working hard all day, you don't want to stand over a hot stove to make dinner, so enjoy a delicious meal with no stress.
 

Potato Tot Nachos

Our Potato Tot Nachos are smothered in seasoned ground beef , melty cheese, and other toppings before they're finished off with dollops of sour cream. 

Pizza Casserole

When you're ready for a change from plain old pizza, make this "wow" Pizza Casserole . It's got all the tastes you love about pizza in a whole new form.

Good Old American Hamburgers

Sometimes there's nothing better than a "good ol' American hamburger." In this case, less is best! This is a classic hamburger recipe that you'll turn to time and time again!

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

These eye-popping chocolate chip cookies are too big for your cookie jar, but they're so good they won't last long anyhow! Our recipe for Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies is amazing! 

If you like these old-fashioned recipes, then be sure to check out our collection of Southern comfort recipes, too! Just click here!
 

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