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Estate Sale Score! Vintage New Old Stock Nordic Ware Aluminum Bunny Rabbit and Lamb Cake Molds!

Estate Sale Score! Vintage New Old Stock Nordic Ware Aluminum Bunny Rabbit and Lamb Cake Molds!

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By Sara In AZ   Oh.My.Gosh!!! I about died when I walked into a recent estate sale and saw these old Nordic Ware lamb and bunny cake molds in their original wrappings….for $7 each! For years I have read/heard  Ruth talk about making lamb cakes for Easter. I’d have to…

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

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by Andrea One of my favourite things about the mid-century time period is the popularity of the DIY ethic, and all of the great books that were produced reflecting this.  Now that summer’s here, I am sure a lot of us are starting to think barbecue – this sunset book…

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  …

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…

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

Mid-Century Menu–Deluxe Hot Chicken Salad

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By RetroRuth What can I say?  Sometimes the Mid-Century Menu is just good, clean fun. Well, most of the time it’s not good or clean (teats!). But heck, it’s always fun. This week we get to have good AND clean fun, because nothing in this week’s Menu even remotely looks…

The Mid-Century Menu–Yule Sandwich Log

The Mid-Century Menu–Yule Sandwich Log

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By RetroRuth I know, I know. I have done the “big Mid-Century Sandwich” a few times now.  The Backwoods Sandwich. (? Has anyone figured out where that name came from yet?) The Frosted Sandwich.  Yeah, we’ve been there. Yeah, we’ve eaten that. But when you get an impassioned plea from…

Mid-Century Menu–Linda’s Tomato Aspic

Mid-Century Menu–Linda’s Tomato Aspic

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By RetroRuth Hooray!!!! This week’s installment of the Mid-Century Menu may be the easiest MCMenu ever. I am not kidding. My fabulous friend, Deb, didn’t just submit a fun recipe this week. Oh no. She MADE it for me and then the food was actually delivered to my house!  How…

Mid-Century Menu-The Best of Tom 2010

Mid-Century Menu-The Best of Tom 2010

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By RetroRuth I had a great time doing the Mid-Century Menu in 2010, and Tom had a great time tasting them! Check out this cute video we put together of Tom’s tasting experiences in 2010. Love it!  Can’t wait for 2011 and new Mid-Century Menu posts!…

The Mid-Century Menu–The Best of Tom 2009

The Mid-Century Menu–The Best of Tom 2009

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By RetroRuth This post originally ran last year before Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the best (and worst) pictures of Tom from 2009.  Enjoy, and come back next week to see The Best of Tom from 2010! Merry Christmas early, everyone!!!  We are…

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – “Eggs Oriental”

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – “Eggs Oriental”

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By RetroRuth *Note – Our recent contest for the Worst Mid-Century Recipe forced my brain to reluctantly recall the many horrible things we have made on this blog. Eggs Oriental was prominent in those memories. This post was originally published in April 2009, and looking at pictures of it still make me…

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