Spiced Lemonade – A Retro Recipe Test

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?...

Mid-Century Menu In The Wall Street Journal

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...

Liver Pate En Masque – A Retro Gelatin Dare

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...

Frozen Valentine Rounds – A Retro Recipe Test

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...

Fish Surprise Sticks – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

Fish Surprise Sticks – A Mid-Century Recipe Test 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 that this will be a memorable meal. The first one is the title of the recipe.  Now, in the real world, the word...