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Guess what I got in the mail?!?!? That’s right! Lemons! Sara in AZ, my fellow writer from No Pattern Required, recently sent me an enormous box of the biggest lemons I have ever seen in my life. And we all know what to do when life (or Sara) gives us lemons, don’t we? That’s right, we make lemonade. And, if it’s the Mid-Century Menu, you make Spiced Lemonade. This...

I was in The Wall Street Journal today with a mention of The Mid-Century Menu and some pictures of my annual Easter Lamb Cake! I am at the end of the awesome article Playing Kitchen Detective: Home Cooks Try to Recreate Family Recipes. My annual quest for the perfect lamb cake is mentioned at the end of the article, but I have several awesome pictures in there, including: My...

I don’t know why I do this to myself. I don’t know why I do this to Tom. I don’t know why Tom let’s me do this. All I know is that when Mimi (from 1972: The Retro WW Experiment), Yinzerella (From Dinner Is Served 1972) and Lexi (from After Apple Picking) asked me if I wanted to do a vintage recipe challenge involving gelatin, I said “yes”. Yes!!!! Can you believe...

I have to admit, Tom and I started out this week’s Mid-Century Menu test very disappointed. You see, this special Valentine’s dinner was supposed to really be heart-y. And by that, I mean it was literally supposed to have a beef heart in it. Sadly, our local butcher shop, after having come through like champs for us when we needed cow tongue and salt pork, failed...

Surprise! It’s time for another Mid-Century Menu meal! Much to my joy, and Tom’s consternation, this week’s menu contains two elements that guarantee...

Well, we have another dessert on the Mid-Century recipe this week because, well…I didn’t feel like making anything gross. So, you can imagine how upset I was when Tom requested rice pudding. Okay, okay. You can stop yelling. I get it. You love rice pudding. I, however, hate the stuff. And tapioca pudding. It’s a texture thing, mostly.  I HATE firm chunks of things...

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