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You guys know the Kool Kitsch on eBay posts that are done every week by the lovely Sara on my other blog, No Pattern Required? Well, I decided it was time to do a version of this for the Mid-Century Menu as well! I spend so much time on eBay and find so much amazing stuff every week that I just can’t afford to buy it all. Seriously. Tom is already in tears over all the...

So, because Tom eats so many horrible, horrible things for this blog, I decided that it was time for the blog to give something back to Tom. I introduce to you: Vintage Cocktail Fridays! Sounds fun, huh? I am sure by now you see the catch. Vintage cocktails. Some good, some bad. But most with alcohol, so Tom will be happy. This week we are mixing out of a fun recipe card...

The first time I made meatloaf for Tom, it was a great meal. Perfectly browned meatloaf, creamy mashed potatoes, and chocolate cake for dessert. As we sat down and I started plating food, I was feeling pretty proud of myself. Pretty proud of myself until I placed a piece of meatloaf on Tom’s plate, and he stared at it like I had just thrown down a handful of mud. He...

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Want to see something scary? Behold! Jellied cottage cheese and tomato sauce served over coleslaw! It looks…horrible. Like a melting monster face with a green pepper tongue. Appetizing, huh? This recipe was sent in by Rachel for our gelatin contest, and she was nice enough to send with it a picture. This is what it is supposed to look like: Wow. That’s…a lot better...

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It’s time for some good, old-fashioned cake. Molasses cake, to be exact. This week we are going back to the From Ridgewood Kitchens church cookbook for another recipe.  But this time I picked a cake rather than a gelatin because…well…I felt like cake. Print Molasses Layer Cake   Ingredients ½ cup butter or vegetable shortening 1 cup sugar 3 eggs...

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