Who is in the mood for some turquoise sandwiches? This lovely loaf was made by reader Genevieve for a recent party. She was kind enough to share the pictures so I could bask in this loaf’s perfection. Since I have a soft spot for a good party loaf, I thought I would share them with you all as well. Love it, Genevieve. Thanks for sharing. And if you want to check out more fun pictures from Genevieve’s party, you can check out her Facebook album here! « Previous Busch Cocktail, 1934 – Vintage Cocktail...

Vintage Cocktail Friday is back! After a very long hiatus, I am happy to say that Tom and I are both drinking cocktails again. Whew. It was kind of dicey there for a bit. We are also back with some great new vintage cocktail pamphlets and books. This particular one was sent to us by a very generous reader, and I love it! “How is it?” “It’s different. But I don’t hate it.” “So, how does it feel to be back in the saddle?” “Better than not drinking.” The Verdict: Different But Good From The Tasting Notes – This...

Oh, 2016. How I have been waiting for you. As a blogger, I love wiping the slate clean every year and starting over completely fresh. I have lots of new ideas for the blog this year, involving gelatin, more vintage recipe books, scads of research and cake. Lots and lots of cake. And not all of it bad. But before we get to the aforementioned slate-cleaning, I thought I would pull the ten most popular posts from 2015. I was going to do Best and Worst, like I usually do, but we were sadly lacking in the Best Department this past year. So...

Who’s ready to party? Well…it’s not us. We are staying in tonight, but to make up for that we are still going to whip up some fun vintage drinks! Since I was digging through the archives anyway, I thought I would bring you the top drinks from 2014 from Vintage Cocktail Fridays. Some of these are truly cocktails, and some are after-dinner drinks, but they have all passed the Tom test and are ready for you to mix up and enjoy with your guests! Missionary’s Curacao, 1972 The Verdict: Very Nice From The Tasting Notes – Tasty. The...

It’s end of the year round-up time again! But before I bring you 2015, I thought I would bust out the worst of list for 2014. Enjoy! Oh guys, here it is! This is the worst stuff Tom and I made in 2014. Some of it was edible, some was only borderline bad, and some of it was gross. And I think for the first time EVER we had more good than bad during 2014 here at Mid-Century Menu.  I can only attribute that to the fact that if I make something horrible now I have to make two dinners so that we have something to feed our daughter. And...

This year I had a whole plateful of 1940’s cookies planned for testing. Unfortunately, seasonal sickness had other plans. Like it usually does in our house. After I got Alex on a round of antibiotics for her ear infection, I was hurriedly able to crank out one cookie to test for you guys. Of course, it was the chocolate one. I needed them. Trust me. This recipe comes from a fantastic pamphlet I picked up last year that is a Christmas supplement from The Electric Company Home Service Bureau that was sent out in 1940 and contains nothing...

This week Tom and I tested out the Toas-Tite and the Toas-Tite tid bit! This fun little sandwich maker, which I recently mentioned in an Astronaut Wives Club post, is a vintage, single sandwich maker that was created in 1945 and marketed by a company called Bar-B-Buns. Today, two lovely sisters have started re-producing the beloved Toas-Tite exactly as it used to be, complete with vintage packaging and pamphlets. They were kind enough to send me these two models to test out, but they are not sponsoring this post and opinions are my own. ...

After a long hiatus, welcome back to another week of food from behind the scenes of Astronauts Wives Club!!! This is Part I of Episode 10, another episode jam-packed with vintage food that is going to be split into two posts. This week we have gelatin, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and some Toas-Tite grilled cheese sandwiches! I am happy to bring you some close-ups of this food courtesy of food stylist Emily Marshall, who worked like crazy to make sure that the food from Astronauts Wives Club was the most mid-century it could be! Launch Party...

Who needs an easy and delicious vintage fudge recipe for the holiday? This is one of my favorite candy recipes for Christmas and makes a fantastic addition to any cookie plate! This week we are posting a recipe that we know is an old favorite! This is Never-Fail Fudge! This recipe is a variation on the typical marshmallow/marshmallow fluff fudge recipe that most housewives had in their recipe box. Kraft’s “Fantasy Fudge” is probably the most well-known marshmallow fudge recipe. What’s different about this recipe is that it uses...

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