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The Retro Delicous Sweetie-licious Bakery in DeWitt, Michigan

The Retro Delicous Sweetie-licious Bakery in DeWitt, Michigan

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By RetroRuth Who wants some pie? This week we are visiting this totally adorable retro pie shop in DeWitt, MI called Sweetie-licious! I saw this place online and just fell in love with the retro vibe. When I found out that the owner was a repeat winner at the National…

Mystery Pecan Pie and Jellied Turkey-Vegetable Salad On The Mid-Century Menu

Mystery Pecan Pie and Jellied Turkey-Vegetable Salad On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Have you been wondering what we’ve been cooking lately on The Mid-Century Menu? Well, as always, we are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum. Before Thanksgiving, we whipped up some Mystery Pecan Pie: Which is basically pecan pie with a cheesecake filling. Umm…can you say “Best Pie…

Grand Finale Peanut Butter Pie On The Mid-Century Menu

Grand Finale Peanut Butter Pie On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This week we are making peanut butter pie on the Mid-Century Menu. It is pretty exciting. All that peanut butter.  Oreo cookies. Even Tom is excited. This is his excited face. Come on over to the Mid-Century Menu and check it out!…

Wondering Wednesdays – Pie Oven Guards And An Enormous Microwave

Wondering Wednesdays – Pie Oven Guards And An Enormous Microwave

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By RetroRuth Welcome to another fun Wondering Wednesday, where everyone sends me their crazy mid-century stuff or questions and I try to make sense out of it. This week we have kind of a fun email from Eartha Kitsch that she answered herself before I even got to post it!…

Tuna Pie On The Mid-Century Menu

Tuna Pie On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This is it! Can you believe it? The LAST tuna recipe that we tested for our “Let’s Sing A Tune To Tuna” Contest! Tuna Pie! With American Cheese! Yum! Or not. Come on over to Mid-Century Menu and check it out!…

Cider Eggnog Pie – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

Cider Eggnog Pie – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

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By RetroRuth It’s Fall! I love fall. It’s the season of pumpkins and Halloween. The season for butternut squash, fresh chestnuts and bushel baskets of tomatoes. But, most importantly, it’s the season for apples. And even more important than apples? Apple. Cider. Oh yes. Apple cider, the great fall love…

Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie Today on the Mid-Century Menu

Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie Today on the Mid-Century Menu

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Or How Hilarious Archive Posts Deserve A Second Chance By RetroRuth This week we have a hilarious example of the Mid-Century Menu archive.  I decided to pull Seafoam Pie out of hibernation this week, dust it off and show it again. Why, you ask?  Because any post that sucks me…

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

Mid-Century Menu–Simple Sloppy Joe Pie

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By RetroRuth I hope I am not coming on too strong when I say there is nothing like a vintage Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbook. Nothing. They are pretty much great from cover to cover.  The awkward pictures. The hilarious food combinations. The desperate need to have “Mrs.” in front of every…

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist #3 – Creamed Eggs in Corned Beef Crust

Mid-Century Menu Contest Finalist #3 – Creamed Eggs in Corned Beef Crust

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By RetroRuth Holy Cow!  The Worst Mid-Century Recipe Contest marches onward, and there are plenty of horrible recipes still to choose from.  Finalist #3 is a peach of a recipe from Sharon, aka Charm and Poise on Flickr, and the curator of the hilariously horrible group Gee, That Food Looks Terrible.  Though her…

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…

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