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For quite some time I’ve been wanting to do a series of desserts made with meat or meat drippings. This were very common, everyday “make do”...

I was strolling through the archives recently when I found this post, which I had surprisingly forgotten about. Shocking, I know. Who could forget about...

So. Have you guys ever made a peanut butter white sauce and then poured it over Fritos? Because I have. These are Peanut Butter Fritos! “Children particularly...

Hey there! Are you ready for some BACON? Meet the Bacon Big Boy! The minute I saw this recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook called Cooking for Two from 1968, I knew I had to make these. This is one of those recipes that has been hanging out on my “too make” list for years, and finally I had to put my foot down and make them before I started losing sleep over...

Soooo…I normally don’t do this here on the Mid-Century Menu. Usually we find a mid-century recipe, reproduce it exactly, and then we stuff whatever concoction that it produces in our faces, chunks of American cheese and all. That’s the fun of this site. But honestly, I have to tell you guys that a lot of the time I remake recipes, playing around with them  behind...

It’s bacon muffin time! This week we are cooking out of a lovely little book called The Queen’s Book, a collaborative cookbook from the Saginaw, MI area that was published in 1967. I picked this book up recently at a thrift shop, and when I was paging through it this little recipe with bacon caught my eye. Print Bacon Muffins   Ingredients 2 slices...

From Shortcut Cooking, 1969 ...

Beware the vestiges of fat. From Everyday Etiquette by Amy Vanderbuilt, 1956 ...

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to the Mid-Century Menu, a small torture that I foist on my husband every week in which I find the weirdest mid-century recipe...