Welcome to Vintage Cooking!

Are you craving good old-fashioned comfort foods like your mom or Grandma used to make? Find some of my family favorites here on this blog like southern fried chicken, make-ahead breakfast casseroles, coffee cakes and more.

My name is Laura and I am a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of my family’s favorite comfort food recipes. I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and love to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

My aim with this website is to bring you excellent old-fashioned comfort foods that have stood the test of time and are still meant to be shared and enjoyed today. My philosophy on cooking and baking is that I want easy to follow recipes using basic ingredients that turn out good, each and every time.

So, just what is comfort food? I guess that is slightly different for everyone, but for me comfort food represents a feeling of home, family and soul. Comfort food is the glue that holds a family together. I think the comfort part is a feeling of safety and security combined with good memories of the past. I believe the heart and soul of the family starts in the kitchen.

Main Dish Comfort Foods

Corn Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

Corn cheese spaghetti casserole is an easy main dish casserole made with spaghetti, corn, cheddar cheese and bacon. This is a hearty comfort food the entire family will like. One of the best things about some of my favorite comfort foods is the choices available and they include so much more than only sweets and desserts. There is a wide range of satisfying foods that can al [...]

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Cheddar Cheese Meatloaf Recipe

An easy cheddar cheese meatloaf recipe made with ground beef, cheddar cheese, onion, and milk. Big chunks of cheddar cheese in the meatloaf give it added flavor. Find out how to make this easy meatloaf the entire family will love. When was the last time you made homemade meatloaf? In my personal opinion meatloaf is the ultimate in home cooking. If you are looking for comfort [...]

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Grilled Beef And Veggie Kabobs

Try these easy grilled beef and veggie kabobs for a fun and tasty alternative to basic hamburgers. Add pineapple, mushrooms, peppers, and more and make your own combination. What do you do when you have grilled brats, hamburgers, and steaks just a bit too often and want something different? Try these beef and veggie kabobs. Made with green and red bell peppers, fresh pine [...]

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Make At Home Southern Fried Chicken

Do you miss Grandma's home style cooking? Make this southern fried chicken recipe for a taste of the past. Includes photos and instructions. One of the things I miss most about my Grandma was her home cooking. Perhaps you can relate. When she passed I inherited her recipe collection and this easy fried chicken was one of her prized recipes. She gave the recipe to only a few [...]

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Easy Hamburger Casserole

An easy hamburger casserole made with hamburger, rotini pasta, baked beans, tomato sauce, and barbecue sauce. Serve this for a weeknight dinner. Ahh...the humble casserole. This is one of those everyday easy recipes that can save dinner for you when you don't have any ideas about what to make or are short on ingredients. The is the type of recipe at first glance you might thin [...]

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Six Layer Grilled Chicken Burritos

Try these six layer grilled chicken burritos for a fun family dinner. Made with grilled chicken, flour tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, Spanish rice, and cheese, these burritos will be a favorite. If you are always on the search for new family dinner recipe ideas like we are it can be tough to find something that tastes great and pleases everyone. I thought this r [...]

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Shepherds Pie Recipe

This hearty shepherds pie recipe is made with ground beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, diced tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Also known as cottage pie or poor man's pie, this is a quick and easy meat and potato recipe that can be prepared in about 30 minutes or less. There is something satisfying about a one dish meal such as this one. You have your beef, potatoes, and v [...]

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Homemade Chili Recipe With Kidney Beans

An easy homemade chili recipe with ground beef, peppers, and kidney beans and topped with sour cream and cheddar cheese. Serve for a weekend meal with buttermilk cornbread. Everyone seems to have a favorite homemade chili recipe and this is ours. This is a thick and hearty main dish that does not use noodles. Although this recipe is spicy by most people's standards, you [...]

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Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme with Beef

Do you love Taco Bell's crunchwraps? Find out how to make your own homemade crunchwrap supreme for a great family dinner. I don't eat a lot of fast food, but when I do, Taco Bell is one of my favorite places. I love their selection and how innovative they are in their food. One of the things our family loves is to recreate some of those dishes and this one turned out great. [...]

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Who doesn't need a few cost saving tips for buying groceries? Find tips for helping you slash your food costs and keep your grocery bill in check. In many areas of the country, the price of fresh foods, meats, and boxed goods seems to have skyrocketed. It seems like you can't buy anything in a can or box for under a dollar. The prices seem to fluctuate weekly and this can be [...]

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Pork Noodle Casserole

A humble pork noodle casserole made with fried pork chops, wide egg noodles and corn. Serve this for an easy weeknight dinner. It makes enough to feed a crowd. You know when your husband's family is sitting around reminiscing about how they loved a dish their mother used to make? This is one one of those recipes. My mother-in-law, Loretta used to make this when my husband wa [...]

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Marshmallow Creme Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese

Marshmallow creme fruit dip is a quick and easy fruit dip recipe made with cream cheese, fluffy marshmallow creme and vanilla. Serve this smooth and creamy fruit dip with your favorite fresh fruits for something sweet at breakfast or brunch. Of course, you can also serve this any time you have a fruit platter to bring. The children just love it, as well as adults. This is on [...]

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Heavenly Breakfast Popovers

Popovers are an easy quick bread made with milk, flour, eggs, and vegetable oil. They turn out light, fluffy, airy, and golden brown. Load them with butter and serve them for breakfast or brunch. Oh my! Popovers are one of my favorite breakfast treats. If this is your first time making them you are in for something special! They rise high in the oven and are meant to be eate [...]

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Breakfast Casseroles

Italian Sausage Brunch Casserole with Rice Krispies

A make-ahead Italian Sausage brunch casserole made with Italian sausage, onion, rice, Rice Krispies, cheese and eggs. This hearty breakfast casserole contains no bread. Serve for breakfast or brunch with fresh fruit or sliced tomatoes. So, for those of you that shy away from breakfast casseroles because you dislike all of the mushy bread in them; try this one. This is one o [...]

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Hearty Breakfast Casserole Recipe With Sausage, Cheese, And Hash Browns

A breakfast casserole recipe made with Italian sausage, hash brown potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and French fried onions. Serve this dish for a hearty breakfast or brunch. This is a hearty meat and potatoes dish for those who need more than just a cup of yogurt to get going in the morning. Serve this hash brown casserole with lighter fare such as fresh fruit, fruit j [...]

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Easy Breakfast Casserole With Ham And Cheese

An easy breakfast casserole made with Italian bread, ham, eggs, onion, and Monterey Jack cheese you can make ahead the night before. Serve for breakfast or brunch. One of the things I like the best about this casserole is using Monterey Jack cheese. Adding this cheese instead of cheddar gives the casserole a completely different flavor. Monterey Jack cheese is a semi-firm ch [...]

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Roast Beef Hash Quiche

A Roast beef hash quiche recipe made with eggs, milk, canned roast beef hash, Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese and green onion. Serve this breakfast casserole for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. This is one of our family's favorite recipes for quiche and turns out well each time we make it. It is difficult to remember when we initially found the recipe, but I know my mom discovere [...]

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Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole with Ground Beef

An easy hash brown breakfast casserole made with ground beef, hash browns, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and French fried onions. Serve this dish for a hearty breakfast or brunch. This is an easy make-ahead breakfast casserole. You can make this dish ahead the night before, refrigerate, and bake it in the morning. This is a perfect meat and potatoes side dish for those who nee [...]

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Triple Cheese Potato Casserole

This triple cheese potato casserole is made with three different types of cheese, sour cream, and hash brown potatoes. Try these cheesy potatoes for breakfast or brunch. One of the things I like about these potatoes is the color from the green onions and the pimento. Generally potato dishes are rather bland looking, but these have a nice bit of color to them. When you are pu [...]

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Swiss Cheese

A make-ahead breakfast casserole made with bacon, bread, Swiss cheese, onion, milk and eggs. Make this egg casserole the night before and serve it for breakfast or brunch. Behold the breakfast casserole! A beautiful combination of a complete breakfast all in one easy to serve dish. What could be a better answer to feeding guests? I will say, this type of brunch dish has inde [...]

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Ham Egg Breakfast Casserole

A make-ahead ham egg breakfast casserole recipe made with ham, egg, bread, cheddar cheese, milk, and crushed cornflakes. Serve this egg casserole for breakfast or brunch. This casserole takes only about 15 minutes to prepare the night before because all of the ingredients already cooked, cured, or prepared. Just take it out of the refrigerator and bake in the morning for a r [...]

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