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Sweet Potato Balls – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday


This recipe name sounds like a weird way to avoid swearing. “Sweet tater balls, Nellie, them durn...

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Can Do Salad – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday


This recipe has it all. Cutesy title, vintage brand-name product, and gelatin. What could go wrong? ...

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Gazpacho Gelatin Salad, The Completed Mayo Trilogy – A Mid-Century Recipe Test


By RetroRuth I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend! Our weekend was filled with cleaning, yard...

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Mid-Century Guest Test Saturday: “Shrimp Mold” or “PTSD on a Platter”


by Betty Homemaker   I have been sitting here, staring at the little blinking cursor, wondering...

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Lemon Sour Cream Sauce – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday


This week we’re trying a pretty simple sauce. It’s so simple it goes on either broiled fish...

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Wiener Bean Bowl – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday


You know that old jingle, the one that goes: “I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Wiener, that is what...

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Fried Celery Hearts – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday


I saw this recipe and just started laughing. Celery is one of the lowest-calorie vegetables out there,...

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Berry-Merry Sweets – 1971


From American Home, 1971 « Previous Pork Cake – A Mid-Century Christmas...

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Sour Cream Green Bean Casserole – A Mid-Century Thanksgiving Recipe Test


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a nice big, traditional meal planned this year! Because I don’t....

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