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24 Recipes Inspired by Our Favorite Old-School Songs

American Pie, Rock Lobster... some songs just make you hungry!

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Inspired By: American Pie by Don McLean

A cherry, apple and blueberry-filled pie is the perfect embodiment of this classic tune that everyone loves to sing along to.

See the most iconic American foods across the decades.

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Inspired By: Chicken Every Sunday by Dolly Parton

If you haven’t heard this Dolly Parton classic about good eating, hard working and clean living, take a listen now!
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Inspired By: Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles

“Nothing to get hung about,” just a lovely, simple salad loaded with fresh strawberries.
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Inspired By: Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

Evoking images of warm, summer nights, it’s fitting that this song is paired with a trifle that’s full of summertime flavors.
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New Orleans Beignets Exps Cimz19 15704 E09 05 2b 3

Inspired By: Lady Marmalade by Patti LaBelle

Voulez-vous beignets? These soft, homemade doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar are a New Orleans classic.
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Inspired By: Banana Boat Song (Day O)

Get your fill of the delectable combination of bananas, brown sugar and rum… and not a tarantula in sight!
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Inspired By: Rock Lobster by The B-52's

Don’t let that motion in the ocean worry you, this recipe for buttery, broiled lobster is super easy.
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Inspired By: I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by Four Tops

A song as sweet as this one deserves a sweet, simple and irresistible pie.
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Inspired By: Dixie Chicken by Little Feat

While you tap your toe to this fun and funky hit, fry up a classic Southern recipe for fried chicken.
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Inspired By: Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard

Pour this sweet caramel sauce over pumpkin cake, pancakes, ice cream and more.
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Inspired By: Savoy Truffle by The Beatles

This song is a cautionary tale about chocolate over-indulgence… so enjoy these chocolaty cherries in moderation (if you can!).
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Inspired By: I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye

This is a unique appetizer that’s perfect for get-togethers. Snack on these grapes while sharing what you heard through the grapevine.
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Inspired By: Taste Of Honey by Herb Alpert

This 60s classic inspired us to bring a taste of honey to this quick and easy chicken stir-fry.
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Inspired By: Raspberry Beret by Prince

There was never a catchier song about berries! This sweet-tart raspberry sorbet has just three ingredients and is so delicious.
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Inspired By: That's Amore by Dean Martin

Thanks to Dean, we all know what amore is. With this easy recipes for a homemade crust, you can make a big pizza pie anytime you like!

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Inspired By: Ice Cream Man by Van Halen

Classic flavors of rocky road and a banana split come together in one sundae that’s “guaranteed to satisfy.”
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Inspired By: Tequila by The Champs

Here’s a grown-up fruit salad with a splash of tequila that so perfectly complements the fresh, bright flavors!
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Inspired By: Cherry Pie by Warrant

We think this 80s hair band would approve of the extra dose of cherry in this homemade pie, and you’ll love it, too.

Check out some wicked recipes from the ’80s totally worth making today.

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Coconut Key Lime Thumbprints Exps Sddj18 204455 C08 08 4b 12

Inspired By: Coconut by Harry Nillson

Lime in the coconut: relieving belly aches since 1971! And these cookies are a great way to get your dose.
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Inspired By: Bread and Butter by The Newbeats

They may not have been singing about pickles, but this song always gets me hankering for these sweet-savory treats.
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Topsy Turvy Sangria Exps Hc17 85524 C12 16 4b 7

Inspired By: Red Red Wine by UB40

What a refreshing way to enjoy your red, red wine: sweetened, full of fruit slices and with a splash of soda.
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Inspired By: Green Onions by Booker T and the M.G.'s

We love this cool and funky song, and these savory rolls, too. They’re full of diced green onion and Parmesan cheese.
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Inspired By: Cheeseburger In Paradise by Jimmy Buffett

These mini cheeseburgers will definitely make you feel like you’ve found paradise. There are enough to share with friends in paradise, too!

Nancy Mock
Discovering restaurants, tasting bakery treats, finding inspiration in new flavors and regional specialties—no wonder Nancy loves being a food and travel writer. She and her family live in Vermont and enjoy all things food, as well as the beautiful outdoors, game nights, Avengers movies and plenty of maple syrup. Find Nancy’s writing and recipes at her website: Hungry Enough To Eat Six.