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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 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...

It’s time for some delicious jam! This is Bluebarb Jam. Print Bluebarb Jam Author: Farm Journal's Country Cookbook, 1959 Serves: 9...

So, the garnish on the top probably gives it away, but guess what the mystery ingredient in this salad is? That’s right, it’s bananas. Because this...

If you love S’mores, you are going to love this fun version made with brownies! We are trying to get in the patriotic spirit here on Mid-Century Menu,...

I know, I know. Another recipe from the archives! But I just made these cookies this week for Alex. I added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and used...

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