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Betty Crocker for Kids

Betty Crocker for Kids

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By Julia While visiting family this past week, I stumbled upon my mother-in-law’s cookbook collection. My favorite was her first cookbook, Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cook Book. Many beloved recipes were made from this kid-friendly edition with it’s bright, full-color illustrations and simple instructions. These kids are in…

‘Tis the Season- for Canning

‘Tis the Season- for Canning

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By Julia This past weekend, my husband and I made our first batch of jam for the season. Strawberries are “comin’ in hot” here in Michigan and we are making the most of their abundance. We tested some for quality assurance…so tasty! But our canning experience reminded me of a…

Retro Planner Series – Butter!

Retro Planner Series – Butter!

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Time for more planning. This week I added something fun: A decoupaged journaling card for my planner! Since Alex has started pre-school (Hooray!), I’ve wanted to add in some more pictures every week, and I need room for ticket stubs and little memory things like that, so this fun card…

Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

Company Casserole – A Vintage Recipe Test

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By Sara In AZ Wait, what? Did y’all think you made it to the wrong blog and accidentally went on over to the Mid Century Menu by mistake? No, I can assure you that you are, in fact, reading No Pattern Required! Some of you may remember a post I…

Hot Dish In Minneapolis – Vintage Snappy Saturday

Hot Dish In Minneapolis – Vintage Snappy Saturday

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By RetroRuth This week Vintage Snappy Saturday is actually “Retro” Snappy Saturday! This is a shot of Hot Dish in the Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport. This adorable place sells – you guessed it – casseroles! How retro-wonderful is that? Sadly, we didn’t have time to stop and eat (it was located outside…

Colonel Sander’s Tijuana Picnic on Vinyl – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

Colonel Sander’s Tijuana Picnic on Vinyl – Vintage Snappy Saturdays

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By RetroRuth I am really, really excited about this new feature on NPR, because now we have a place for oddball things. You know what I mean. Those things that really don’t go with anything else but are still awesome and I want to show them off. Like this. I…

“New” Vintage Copper Gelatin Molds Added To My Collection!

“New” Vintage Copper Gelatin Molds Added To My Collection!

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By RetroRuth I hit the mother of all gelatin mold jackpots recently at my local Salvation Army. There were literally 5 or 6 plastic tubs FULL of molds to choose from. Since I own quite a few already (*ahem* 30! *cough cough*) I only went for the best of the…

Barbecue Bean Mold On Mid-Century Menu

Barbecue Bean Mold On Mid-Century Menu

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Come on over to Mid-Century Menu  if you want to see me make a gelatin mold with canned baked beans. And then make Tom try it. Come see how much he likes cold baked beans! Yum!…

Potato Chip Cookies On Mid-Century Menu

Potato Chip Cookies On Mid-Century Menu

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By RetroRuth Last week on Mid-Century Menu I made Tom two of his favorite things rolled into one: Potato Chip Cookies Tom was happy in the beginning. Then he had to eat them. Come over and check it out!…

Interview About Mid-Century Menu on Collector’s Weekly

Interview About Mid-Century Menu on Collector’s Weekly

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By RetroRuth Just a head’s up for anyone interested in the Mid-Century Menu or listening to me yammer on and on about vintage cooking: There is a rather lengthy interview with me on Collector’s Weekly right now where I talk about the preservative powers of gelatin, torturing Tom and what…

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