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RetroRuth

I love everything retro, vintage, mid-century, kitsch and all things atomic! A 21st century housewife just trying to fit in...to the 50's. I have a passion for vintage recipes and an enormous vintage cookbook collection that I keep testing, even though by now I should know better. Creator of Mid-Century Menu (www.midcenturymenu.com), No Pattern Required (www.nopatternrequired.com), and I Ate The 80's (www.iatethe80s.com).

It’s apple cider time! I think I run this post every year, but this cake is seriously that good and we make it all the time. Since it is apple season...

This week we are going to cut through the bull and lay it right on the table: I made this vintage aspic because I wanted to see what it tasted like. Because...

I pulled this week’s recipe from the archives because ’tis the season for yummy fruit here (blackberries, last of the peaches, start of the...

Since it’s Labor Day is coming up, it’s time to trot out the old BBQ standbys here on Mid-Century Menu: The loaf of grilled hot dogs, the...

If you have ever wanted to turn a Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner into a summer salad, then this is the recipe for you! This is Swingin’ Summer Salad! ...

Today we are going to mix lime sherbet with mayonnaise and throw it over some fruit. Because why not? This is Sherbet Dressing! I have to admit I have...

I am reposting this drink that ran last year because…well…I guess I am still puzzling it out in my mind. I was given some great suggestions in the...

Introducing a new segment on the Mid-Century Menu: Vintage Recipes for Kids! Now that Alex is old enough to be interested/help out/make a huge mess in...

This week I felt like mixing together some ketchup and some cherry gelatin. Just because. This is Cherry-Catsup Salad! 1.0 from 1 reviews Print...

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