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Vintage Snappy Saturday : Betty Just Needs a Minute to Herself!

Vintage Snappy Saturday : Betty Just Needs a Minute to Herself!

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By Sara In AZ Retreating to the kitchen to read her beloved cookbooks, Betty was sure she’d never be spotted amongst the pots and pans!   Funny vintage photograph of 1950s housewife in kitchen from seller dougwalker203  …

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…

Gorgeous Illustrated Advertisements From The 1940’s

Gorgeous Illustrated Advertisements From The 1940’s

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By RetroRuth I have to admit that I have some great cookbooks in my collection, but one of my all-time favorites is a community/church cookbook called “From Ridgewood Kitchens”, which is from Ridgewood, New Jersey and was published in 1945. Not only does this cookbook have some great recipes in…

The Midland Antiques Festival and A Meet-Up With Betty Crafter

The Midland Antiques Festival and A Meet-Up With Betty Crafter

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By RetroRuth So, if you haven’t already seen me in the post on Betty Crafter’s blog, Betty and I had a fantastic meet-up a few weekends ago at the Midland Antiques Festival in Michigan. We had an excellent time, except for the horrible, horrible heat (it was so hot!!!) I…

Mad Men Mania Week Kick-Off: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook Giveaway

Mad Men Mania Week Kick-Off: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook Giveaway

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By RetroRuth So, I recently heard of this little television show that is going to have it’s season premiere on March 25th. I mean, I am not sure if you guys would even be interested so I hesitate even mentioning it here. Oh holy cow, I can’t even pretend anymore.…

And The Gross-out Winner And Recipient of Kooky Cookery Is…

And The Gross-out Winner And Recipient of Kooky Cookery Is…

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By RetroRuth Yeah. No. Not yet. I am going to keep you in suspense just a bit longer! First I want to give a HUGE thanks with many hugs to Bryan Ballinger, who has a great website, a great cookbook AND came up with a very fun contest idea. Thanks…

Tell Us The Worst Thing You’ve Ever Eaten And Win A Copy Of Kooky Cookery By Bryan Ballinger – CONTEST CLOSED!

Tell Us The Worst Thing You’ve Ever Eaten And Win A Copy Of Kooky Cookery By Bryan Ballinger – CONTEST CLOSED!

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By RetroRuth I am excited about this one, guys!  Today we have a great giveaway from our friend Bryan at Kooky Cookery/Kooky Chow. Bryan and I want to hear about the worst or strangest thing you’ve ever eaten, cooked or been served. We know you’ve eaten some disgusting stuff and…

The Graphic Wonder of Campbell’s Wonderful Ways With Soups

The Graphic Wonder of Campbell’s Wonderful Ways With Soups

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By RetroRuth By now, most of you know about my obsession with vintage cookbooks.  I collect them. I cook out of them. I blog about them here and on the Mid-Century Menu. Some of them are good, some hilarious, and some are disgusting. I have some of each kind. But…

A New Contest On The Mid-Century Menu

A New Contest On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Exciting news today, guys!!! We are running a new recipe contest on the Mid-Century Menu. This time the theme is canned tuna, and the grand prize winner is going to get this fun stuff: Plus some cool “mystery” prizes.  And everyone who has their entry featured on the…

Spaghetti Bake On The Mid-Century Menu

Spaghetti Bake On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Come on over to the Mid-Century Menu today to check out our latest vintage recipe experiment, Spaghetti Bake. I know, I know, it sounds pretty tame. But this baby has five cups of water in it, and the spaghetti is added to the casserole uncooked, which all comes…

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