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Concord Grape Pie With Crumb Topping – A Mid-Century Recipe Re-Run

It’s grape season again, so I thought I would trot out this pie in case anyone else here has a bumper...

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Apple Cider Upside-Down Cake From The Archives – Again!

I think I run this post every year, but this cake is seriously that good and we make it all the time!...

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Black Magic Chocolate Cake Made With Condensed Tomato Soup – A Mid-Century Recipe Re-Run

So, after last week’s prune-chili sauce-gelatin debacle, I think we all need some comfort food. Since...

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California Prune Cream Salad, 1934 – A Mid-Century Gelatin Recipe Test

So, if you have been following our Facebook page, you may have seen a preview of this lovely thing this...

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Sparkling Red Rouser,1967 – A Vintage Recipe Test

This week – because I was bored – I decided to test out a recipe that mixes canned tomato sauce with...

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Sea Breeze Salad, 1968 – A Mid-Century Recipe Re-Run

I was digging through the archives this week for a yummy gelatin to whip up for a party, when I came...

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Basic White Sauce – A Mid-Century Menu Recipe Staple

This week we are going to cover a very basic recipe used in mid-century cooking: White Sauce. Come to...

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Mrs. Kahn’s Banana Sour Cream Cake–A Mid-Century Recipe Re-Run

If you are looking for my Astronaut Wives Club food post, never fear!  It will post tomorrow. But for...

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Meringue Pie – A Vintage Recipe Re-Run

It’s rhubarb season again! And while we have a couple different ways to use up your extra crop of “pie...

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