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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”...

It’s that time of year again!  It’s time for Pieathalon! Thanks again to Yinzerella from Dinner is Served 1972 for hosting the Pieathalon for the...

This week I decided that everyone needed some pie. But because this is Mid-Century Menu, the pie is mostly corn. This is Corn Pie! 2.0 from 1 reviews...

From Best Loved Chicken and Turkey Recipes of 24 Good Cooks, 1954 ...

In preparation for the upcoming Five Days of Fruitcake here on the blog (starting on Friday, 12/20!) I thought I would pull this unusual, and somewhat controversial, fruitcake from our archive! Pork cake made us laugh and it made us cry, but the one thing that it couldn’t do was make us forget about fat chunks. However, this was a solid recipe outside of the chunks....

My obsession with weird-ingredient desserts continues. This week we are making a cake with a fun addition: Pinto Beans! It’s called, unsurprisingly, Pinto Bean Cake. I found this recipe in a stash of newspaper clippings from the 1970’s that I recently bought on eBay. Besides the fact that this cake contained a heck of a lot of beans, I was also surprised at the amount...

It’s cookie time here on the Mid-Century Menu This year I tested 10 different vintage cookie recipes that caught my eye during the year and that I knew I was going to have to make for Christmas. Well, actually there were a lot more than ten I wanted to try, but Tom was already starting to accuse me of trying to fatten him up, so the line had to be drawn at ten. And the...

Well. So. Yeah. This is a little awkward. I suppose I should clear the air. Just confess what I’ve done wrong so we can acknowledge what I’ve done, you can forgive me, and we can move past it. I’ll do it fast, like ripping off a Band-aid. Okay? Okay. Ready? *Deep breath* Itookapoundofporkfatandmadeacakewithit. Whew. Okay. That wasn’t so bad. So I made a cake...

From Pillsbury Store Handout, approx. 1980 ...