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Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay

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By Sara In AZ Hey y’all, check out all the cool stuff that is up for sale on eBay right now! First up….are you having a vintage themed birthday party and you are in need of some party supplies – well how about these vintage Hallmark party goods! Check  out these…

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-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 – Miniature Weiner Wellingtons

The Mid-Century Menu – Miniature Weiner Wellingtons

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By RetroRuth Oh boy!  Have I got a fun MCMenu for all you Crazy Kids this week! This week we visit Chicago.  It’s 1972, and Dad has just returned from good ‘ole Smithe and Shanahan (a furniture and appliance store) on the corner with the new Martha Holmes Holiday Recipes in…

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…

Mid-Century Menu – Corn Pancakes with Hot Dog Sauce and Tangy Marshmallow Pie

Mid-Century Menu – Corn Pancakes with Hot Dog Sauce and Tangy Marshmallow Pie

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By RetroRuth Okay, okay, first things first. Before we get to the corn/hot dog mess, I have to ask: Have you entered our Mid-Century Menu Worst Recipe contest yet? No?  Then you should!!! The deadline for entry is TOMORROW at midnight! Email your entry to me at ruth@nopatternrequired.com .  The…

Mid-Century Menu – East End Bars

Mid-Century Menu – East End Bars

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By RetroRuth Hello, All! Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu.  I have kind of a sweet tooth this week, so I thought this would be a good chance to bake from one of my more interesting cook book finds, Mail Box News, a baking and cake decorating monthly newsletter from Maid…

Mid-Century Menu – Lazy Lady’s Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Lazy Lady’s Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hi, Everyone!! Welcome to another great Mid-Century Menu.  This week Tom and I decided to go back to one of the basics of mid-century cooking.  But not gelatin.  We aren’t feeling crazy enough this week to go that far.  We decided to pick a tamer basic.  Spam. *Muted cheering* I…

Mid-Century Menu – Rena-Ware’s Macaroni Republic Casserole

Mid-Century Menu – Rena-Ware’s Macaroni Republic Casserole

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By RetroRuth Happy Wednesday, All!  This week on the Mid-Century Menu we are cooking out of a cookbook that a lucky lady in 1957 would have received with her brand new, state of the art Rena-Ware.  Published in 1957, this super cute book has tons of recipes created by the…

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