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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).

If you are looking for my Astronaut Wives Club food post, never fear!  It will post tomorrow. But for now, get ready to sink your teeth into banana cake!...

Who is ready for some great mid-century food and recipes? Hopefully everyone has had a chance to watch the first episode of Astronaut Wives Club by now...

I am very excited to announce a temporary change in programming here at Mid-Century Menu! Over the next couple of weeks, Emily Marshall, the food stylist...

It’s here! It’s here! The Second Annual Pieathalon is finally here! I am pretty excited to see how everyone’s pies turned out, especially the pecan...

Next Monday is the Second Annual Pieathalon! Are you excited? I am. Probably more excited than I should be. Teaser: My pie that I was assigned has taken...

It’s rhubarb season again! And while we have a couple different ways to use up your extra crop of “pie plant” on our blog, this is easily our favorite!...

I had some extra rhubarb in my garden this week, so I decided to put it to good use. And cover it with bananas and ketchup. This is Major League Rhubarb! ...

I was pretty excited when I picked out this recipe. Grapefruit Cream Pie! How good does that sound? Well, it probably sounds better if last week you had...

This week I made a parfait out of canned grapefruit and canned crabmeat. And topped it with sauce. This is Canned Grapefruit-Canned Crabmeat Cocktail! ...

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