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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…

Turkey, Chicken or Duck? Three Complete Mid-Century Thanksgiving Menus For Your Holiday Table

Turkey, Chicken or Duck? Three Complete Mid-Century Thanksgiving Menus For Your Holiday Table

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By RetroRuth Feel like having turkey this year or do you want to try something different? Only having a few for Thanksgiving, and don’t know what to serve? If you still need ideas, the November 1953 issue of Woman’s Home Companion has the answers for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.…

A Tuna-Stravaganza For Our Tuna-Tastic Contest!!

A Tuna-Stravaganza For Our Tuna-Tastic Contest!!

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So, if you haven’t seen it by now, The Mid-Century Menu is having another contest! This time, we are doing a fun theme, “Let’s Sing A Tune to Tuna”, which promises to be both wonderful and eerily-awful based on the submissions I have gotten thus far. Tom and I totally…

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…

Banana Doughnuts on the Mid-Century Menu

Banana Doughnuts on the Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth This week we have a fun surprise on the Mid-Century Menu, something that actually looks AND tastes good! And that something would be: Banana Doughnuts. Come on over and take a look!…

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: Planetary Frankfurters

Mid-Century Menu: Planetary Frankfurters

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By RetroRuth When we left the Mid-Century Menu cliffhanger last week, things looked grim for our heroes. Would the Planetary Frankfurters be a hit? What are Carra-Chees? Would our heroine be able to make everything in time for her Superbowl party?  And would anyone care who won the Superbowl?  These,…

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

Mid-Century Menu – Cracker Kabobs Tutorial

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By RetroRuth So, I might not have had the best time watching the Super Bowl, but I had a great time cooking for it. After I finished the fun stuff for our two person Super Bowl Party (Artichoke dip, taco dip and buffalo chicken meatballs), I broke out the mid-century…

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–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…

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