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Molded Sea-Food Salad – Glistening And Jiggly Finalist #3 On The Mid-Century Menu

Molded Sea-Food Salad – Glistening And Jiggly Finalist #3 On The Mid-Century Menu

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Congrats to Michelle, the third finalist for the Glistening and Jiggly Contest in the “Worst Gelatin” category! Michelle sent us this weird thing, which was both very exciting and very disgusting. This is Molded Sea-Food Salad. It is exciting for many reasons. One reason is that it came from a…

Fondue Au Fromage On The Mid-Century Menu

Fondue Au Fromage On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Well, our soup-and-salad-dressing filled appetizer extravaganza has finally come to a close. Come on over to the Mid-Century Menu today to see a recipe that looks like fried cheese… …but is mostly soup. “What do you mean, ‘It’s mostly soup’?” Come on over and find out!…

Steamed Pork Buns On The Mid-Century Menu

Steamed Pork Buns On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Are you guys ready to get your pseudo-Asian on? This week I bring you Steamed Pork Buns, created by Lipton and chock-full of Russian dressing. Lots of dressing. But sometimes, even a half a bottle of dressing isn’t enough. Come on over and see!…

Scotch Eggs and Pure’ Madrileno Today On The Mid-Century Menu

Scotch Eggs and Pure’ Madrileno Today On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Holy Cow, it’s 2012! And Tom and I decided to ring in the New Year the right way, with a bunch of mid-century treats. We decided to make all our treats out of the “worldly” Lipton book Worldly Entertaining Party Ideas From Around The World, where the secret…

Party Cheese Ball On The Mid-Century Menu

Party Cheese Ball On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Want an excellent vintage recipe for your New Year’s Eve table? Make Party Cheese Ball! Come on over to the Mid-Century Menu today to check out this awesome classic recipe, which is a staple at my family’s holiday table. It’s really good, trust me. And if you don’t…

Mid-Century Menu: Planetary Frankfurters

Mid-Century Menu: Planetary Frankfurters

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By RetroRuth When we left the Mid-Century Menu cliffhanger last week, things looked grim for our heroes. Would the Planetary Frankfurters be a hit? What are Carra-Chees? Would our heroine be able to make everything in time for her Superbowl party?  And would anyone care who won the Superbowl?  These,…

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

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By RetroRuth So, I might not have had the best time watching the Super Bowl, but I had a great time cooking for it. After I finished the fun stuff for our two person Super Bowl Party (Artichoke dip, taco dip and buffalo chicken meatballs), I broke out the mid-century…

The Mid-Century Menu – Miniature Weiner Wellingtons

The Mid-Century Menu – Miniature Weiner Wellingtons

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By RetroRuth Oh boy!  Have I got a fun MCMenu for all you Crazy Kids this week! This week we visit Chicago.  It’s 1972, and Dad has just returned from good ‘ole Smithe and Shanahan (a furniture and appliance store) on the corner with the new Martha Holmes Holiday Recipes in…

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Shrimp Salad

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Shrimp Salad

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By RetroRuth Okay, this is finally it.  I FINALLY made the last entry for the Worst Recipe Contest. Finally!  This entry is from ModernSuzie, who I hope is still reading this blog after it took me so long to post her entry.  But the long wait is over! We finally…

Mid-Century Menu – Lindsey Club Cheese

Mid-Century Menu – Lindsey Club Cheese

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By RetroRuth Wow!  Some fun pictures this week!  This is the first part of a two-part Mid-Century Menu from the fun weekend when Sara in AZ and her husband Mike visited.  You can check out the pictures from our meet-up at Rosie’s Diner with Sablemable (Jan) here.  I had originally planned to…