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The Seven Themed Betty Crocker Test Kitchens From 1967

The Seven Themed Betty Crocker Test Kitchens From 1967

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By RetroRuth Everyone knows that Betty Crocker has always had some fabulous test kitchens, but did you know that in 1967 they had SEVEN test kitchens, each representing a different design from around the world? Here is the Scandinavian kitchen. Unfortunately, this photo is in black and white, but the…

Halloween Party Food From Betty Crocker on the Mid-Century Menu

Halloween Party Food From Betty Crocker on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Are you guys ready for your party treats? Head on over to the Mid-Century Menu for an early retro recipe test this week. It’s a mid-century Halloween with Goblin Franks, Halloween Punch and Cocoa Marshmallow Bars (which sound really fancy, but aren’t). And to you get to see…

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist – Summer Salad Pie

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist – Summer Salad Pie

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By RetroRuth Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Mid-Century Aficionados of All Ages!  Let me present to you the first Finalist for the Worst Mid-Century Menu Contest: Miss Marwood and her horrible Summer Salad Pie! *Muted cheering. Some gagging* I know, I know.  I said I wasn’t going to start…

The Glorious Mid-Century Test Kitchens at Betty Crocker

The Glorious Mid-Century Test Kitchens at Betty Crocker

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I stumbled on the most amazing cookbook the other day at an Estate Sale.  Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, published in 1950, is a fantastic book for anyone who has a passion for mid-century cooking.  Not that anyone in our house does.  Nope, not even close. Ahem. Anyway, besides being able…