As we gear up to celebrate Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ 35th anniversary on May 1, 2024, we thought we’d spice up the festivities by bringing a touch of Hollywood magic to your kitchen! Today, we’re delving into two nostalgic recipes from the park’s dining history. Let’s get ready to celebrate with Mom’s Traditional Meatloaf from 50’s Prime Time Café and the decadent Grapefruit Cake with Cream Cheese Icing from The Hollywood Brown Derby.

First up, we’re serving a hearty helping of Mom’s Traditional Meatloaf, a beloved dish from the 50’s Prime Time Café. This delightful eatery has been making guests feel at home since the park’s grand opening in 1989, offering classic American comfort food with a side of 50’s charm. This particular meatloaf recipe combines ground beef and pork, seasoned to perfection, and topped with a delightful homemade ketchup glaze. Serve it up with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans to keep Mom off your back about eating your veggies!

Here’s the recipe for you to try at home:
– 2 pounds ground beef
– 1 pound ground pork
– 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
– 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
– ½ cup finely chopped onion
– ¼ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
– ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
– 2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, divided
– ½ teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked, or to taste
– ½ teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
– ½ cup ketchup
– 1 tablespoon brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

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Now, if you’re yearning for something sweet to cap off the celebration, the Grapefruit Cake with Cream Cheese Icing from The Hollywood Brown Derby is your ticket. Since 1989, this iconic dessert has tantalized the taste buds of park-goers with its unique blend of tangy grapefruit and creamy frosting. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pastry chef, this classic recipe is bound to impress.

Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need:
– 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
– 3/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 3 large eggs, separated
– 1/4 cup vegetable oil
– 1/4 cup water
– 3 tablespoons grapefruit juice
– 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
– 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
– 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
– 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
– 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
– 1 can (16 ounces) grapefruit sections, drained well

Complete instructions are available on [Disney Eats](, and we can’t wait to see your delicious recreations!

These recipes not only let us honor Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ storied past but also bring a piece of that magic into our homes. Have you tried these recipes before? Planning to make them for your next Disney-themed gathering? Share your culinary adventures and thoughts in the comments below! Let’s make this anniversary one to remember by celebrating together, whether at the park or at home. Happy cooking, everyone! 🥳

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