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The Tuna Recipe Testing Has Begun On The Mid-Century Menu!

The Tuna Recipe Testing Has Begun On The Mid-Century Menu!

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By RetroRuth Well, Tom and I are knee-deep in tuna recipes and even deeper in actual cans of tuna fish! (Head over to The Mid-Century Menu to see this post with bigger pictures!) It is pretty exciting, we’ve had more entries for this contest than we ever have before.  And…

Tuna Barbecue On The Mid-Century Menu

Tuna Barbecue On The Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Wow. Check out this week’s vintage recipe experiment on the Mid-Century Menu: Tuna Barbecue. Who would have ever thought you could throw a can of tuna into sloppy joe sauce and call it a meal??? Those crazy mid-century test kitchens. You never know what they will come up…

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…

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – Cheezy Beans Casserole

The Mid-Century Menu Archive – Cheezy Beans Casserole

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By RetroRuth Hello, all!!! Happy Thanksgiving a day early!  And to get us all in the holiday spirit (or something) I decided to resurrected this horror of a holiday meal out of the Mid-Century Menu archive.  It’s festive.  It’s cheezy. It tastes like cigarette butts. Sounds like a winning combo…

Mid-Century Menu – Spaghetti’N Franks Casserole and V-8 A La Mode

Mid-Century Menu – Spaghetti’N Franks Casserole and V-8 A La Mode

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By RetroRuth Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I am super excited this morning, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for the Mid-Century Menu!!!  This week I have a fun cookbook that I picked up in Rockford, Michigan when I met up with Jan and Sara at Rosie’s Diner. …

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…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Halloween Tags and Gory Cupcake Toppers

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – New Halloween Tags and Gory Cupcake Toppers

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By RetroRuth Oooooooo…scary!  My crafty friend Kathryn and I have been busy making all kinds of creepy and fun things for Halloween.  I thought you would all like a little peek of the behind the scenes at the photo shoot that took place in the backyard.  Good times! Here is Kathryn…

Mid-Century Menu – Fried Lettuce & Peas, Cottage Cheese Lime Gelatin

Mid-Century Menu – Fried Lettuce & Peas, Cottage Cheese Lime Gelatin

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By RetroRuth Whew! This post is ANOTHER entry from the Mid-Century Menu Worst Recipe Contest.  It is the second to last one, and am I ever happy about that! You guys really came up with some doozies for us to choke down. This horrifying combo comes from Gabrielle, who writes:…

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Cheese Burgers

Mid-Century Menu – Tomato Cheese Burgers

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By RetroRuth Wow!  We have a pretty funny recipe this week, and it includes Tom’s most hated of all ingredients: American Cheese.  That’s right. The Man With The Iron Stomach can’t stand American Cheese! He is human after all, Folks. So this great recipe comes from Melanie, and she submitted…

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…

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