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Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

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By Sara In AZ Wait, what? Did y’all think you made it to the wrong blog and accidentally went on over to the Mid Century Menu by mistake? No, I can assure you that you are, in fact, reading No Pattern Required! Some of you may remember a post I…

Hot Dish In Minneapolis – Vintage Snappy Saturday

Hot Dish In Minneapolis – Vintage Snappy Saturday

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By RetroRuth This week Vintage Snappy Saturday is actually “Retro” Snappy Saturday! This is a shot of Hot Dish in the Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport. This adorable place sells – you guessed it – casseroles! How retro-wonderful is that? Sadly, we didn’t have time to stop and eat (it was located outside…

Colonel Sander’s Tijuana Picnic on Vinyl – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

Colonel Sander’s Tijuana Picnic on Vinyl – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

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By RetroRuth I am really, really excited about this new feature on NPR, because now we have a place for oddball things. You know what I mean. Those things that really don’t go with anything else but are still awesome and I want to show them off. Like this. I…

“New” Vintage Copper Gelatin Molds Added To My Collection!

“New” Vintage Copper Gelatin Molds Added To My Collection!

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By RetroRuth I hit the mother of all gelatin mold jackpots recently at my local Salvation Army. There were literally 5 or 6 plastic tubs FULL of molds to choose from. Since I own quite a few already (*ahem* 30! *cough cough*) I only went for the best of the…

Barbecue Bean Mold On Mid-Century Menu

Barbecue Bean Mold On Mid-Century Menu

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Come on over to Mid-Century Menu  if you want to see me make a gelatin mold with canned baked beans. And then make Tom try it. Come see how much he likes cold baked beans! Yum!…

Potato Chip Cookies On Mid-Century Menu

Potato Chip Cookies On Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Last week on Mid-Century Menu I made Tom two of his favorite things rolled into one: Potato Chip Cookies Tom was happy in the beginning. Then he had to eat them. Come over and check it out!…

Interview About Mid-Century Menu on Collector’s Weekly

Interview About Mid-Century Menu on Collector’s Weekly

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By RetroRuth Just a head’s up for anyone interested in the Mid-Century Menu or listening to me yammer on and on about vintage cooking: There is a rather lengthy interview with me on Collector’s Weekly right now where I talk about the preservative powers of gelatin, torturing Tom and what…

Lime Jell-O Salad On The Mid-Century Menu

Lime Jell-O Salad On The Mid-Century Menu

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Yes, we are still posting gelatin recipes! This lovely layered extravaganza was submitted to our Glistening and Jiggly contest by Kelly, and it is Lime Jell-O Salad. It ended up looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. Except this time,  I tricked Tom a little and told him…

Ham Mousse Imperial On The Mid-Century Menu

Ham Mousse Imperial On The Mid-Century Menu

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So, if you’ve ever wondered what ham salad with gelatin in it looks like, here you go: This is Ham Mousse Imperial, and it was submitted to our Gelatin Contest by Godzilaw. Who apparently likes to watch us eat slimy things. Or, at least, likes to watch Tom eat slimy…

Orange Jell-O On The Mid-Century Menu

Orange Jell-O On The Mid-Century Menu

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Can you believe I am still posting tested recipes from our Gelatin Contest over on Mid-Century Menu? Neither can I. At least we get to see Tom enjoying eating gelatin! Go over to Mid-Century Menu to see all the joy!…

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