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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…

And The Winner of Our Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna Contest Is…

And The Winner of Our Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna Contest Is…

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Is… Wait for it… Wait for it… You’ve gotta enjoy the anticipation… After much tasting, testing, choking, writing, gagging, posting, planning, voting AND waiting, I am happy to announce that the winner of the “Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna Contest” is… Tuna Pizza! And the crowd goes wild! That…

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 – Oscar Mayer Sausage and Vegetable Ranch Logs

Mid-Century Menu – Oscar Mayer Sausage and Vegetable Ranch Logs

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It’s Wednesday again, and time for this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  This week Tom and I decided to have  a little fun and dive back into a cookbook that we found absolutely hilarious.  A victim of the “Western” phase, 101 Ideas for a Quick and Easy Lunch printed by Oscar Mayer…

Mid-Century Menu – The Best And Worst of 2009

Mid-Century Menu – The Best And Worst of 2009

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Ah!  So many choices!  With over 40 Mid-Century Menus to choose from, Tom and I had a tough time deciding what was the best and worst of this year.  We couldn’t really come up with an overall best or an overall worst, so we came up with a couple of categories …

Mid-Century Menu – Stuffed Eggs on Rice

Mid-Century Menu – Stuffed Eggs on Rice

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Rice, rice, rice, rice! This week on the Mid-Century Menu, we dive into the field of rice recipes and rice preparation. The book on the left is 75 Glamorous Rice Dishes Economical, Too published by the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, Inc., makers of Water-Maid and Mahatma Rice.  I am not…

Mid-Century Menu – Jellied Stuffed Eggs

Mid-Century Menu – Jellied Stuffed Eggs

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Well, we’ve finally done it.  I didn’t think the Mid-Century Menu could sink any lower, but it has.  This is it people, the final 1950’s culinary atrocity. Gelatin. You heard me.  I am breaking into the 1950’s gelatin salad craze, quite possibly one of the scariest ages in culinary history.  When Tom called me…

Mid-Century Menu – Chevron Rice Bake, Special Spinach and Pots De Creme Chocolate

Mid-Century Menu – Chevron Rice Bake, Special Spinach and Pots De Creme Chocolate

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Happy Mid-Century Menu, everyone!  Oh, wait.  I guess I mean, happy Wednesday.  Wednesday has pretty much become Mid-Century Menu day around our house. And what is the Mid-Century Menu?  Take one vintage cookbook, add one man who will eat anything and you have the recipe for some good fun.  Every…

Mid-Century Menu – Fish Sticks Polynesian

Mid-Century Menu – Fish Sticks Polynesian

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Welcome to the Mid-Century Menu where every week blah blah blah vintage cookbooks, blah blah blah interesting recipes, blah blah blah serve it to my husband for supper. You get the idea. 🙂 The recipe, or should I say set of recipes, that Tom and I chose this week comes from…

Mid-Century Menu – Sky High Braunschweiger Towers

Mid-Century Menu – Sky High Braunschweiger Towers

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Welcome, all! It is time for another Mid-Century Menu, the feature on my blog where I find the most unusual, strange, experimental or questionable recipe from my vintage cookbook collection, cook it up and serve it for dinner. Sometimes the results are pretty tasty, but most of the time they…

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