Side Dishes & Salads


Mystery Salad, 1977 – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

So, the garnish on the top probably gives it away, but guess what the mystery ingredient in this salad...

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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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Deviled Onions, 1956 – Mid-Century Recipe Test

This week we decided we were going to get crazy. We decided we were going to put ketchup on onions. These...

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Frankfurter Macaroni Salad Loaf, 1955 – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

So, talk about starting this year off with a bang. I bring you perhaps the most completely mid-century...

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Sweet Potato Scallop – Vintage Thanksgiving Recipe Guest Test

The sweet potato is a very American ingredient, and so it’s understandable that it’s commonly...

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Frosted Cranberry Squares, 1965 – Vintage Thanksgiving Recipe Test

It’s the final countdown to turkey time, so Tom and I decided to break out some vintage recipes to...

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Corn Pudding – Vintage Thanksgiving Recipe Guest Test

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s time to start taste-testing possible side dishes....

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Clam Aspic Salad – A Vintage Recipe Re-Run

Do you guys remember when we made clam gelatin? No? Well, neither does Tom*, so I thought I would bust...

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Applesauce Mold – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday

Why are so many gelatin salads so… pink? Nothing about this looks like applesauce, except perhaps...

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