The Mid-Century Menu

Mid-century Every Day. Retro, vintage, mid-century, kitsch and all things atomic! A 21st century housewife just trying to fit the 50's. Writer and blogger at and

Avocado Deviled Eggs – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday

Need to take an easy appetizer to that potluck holiday party? Try a fancier twist on a classic: Avocado Deviled Eggs. Print Avocado Deviled Eggs – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday ...more

Cacao Eggnog, 1965 – Vintage Holiday Cocktail Friday

This year, our Christmas gift to you is a drink that combines chocolate and eggnog. You’re welcome. Print Cacao Eggnog Author:...more

Philly Fudge, 1951 – The Five Days of Vintage Fudge

It’s time for more Christmas fudge! This is “Philly” Fudge! Print Chocolate Philly Fudge Author:...more

Orange Yam Cookies – Mid-Century Recipe Guest Test Sunday

Good morning and happy Sunday, everybody! Let’s have something bright and cheerfully orange. No, it isn’t a mimosa — sorry ....more

Brandied Coffolate, 1976 – Vintage Christmas Cocktail Friday

Time for some Christmas Cocktails! This is Brandied Coffolate! I am excited to start with this one ....more

Magic Chocolate French Fudge, 1973 – Five Days of Fudge Vintage Holiday Recipe Test

‘Tis the season! The season for fudge, that is. I have been setting aside vintage fudge recipes I’ve come across...more

Sancho Panza, 1960 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Who feels like experimenting today? Let’s try mixing tomato juice and…I don’t know. How about rum? ...more

Christmas Sandwich, 1972 – A Mid-Century Holiday Recipe Test

December is here and Christmas is coming up fast, so I thought I would make a little something to get us all into the holiday spirit. Because nothing says “Christmas” to me more than ground bologna on an English muffin! This is Christmas Sandwich! ...more

Quick Turkey Pie – Vintage Thanksgiving Recipe Guest Test

If your family is anything like mine, there’s always some leftovers. But turkey sandwiches are so boring. Let’s try some Quick Turkey Pie instead ....more

Vintage Thanksgiving Tested Recipe Roundup – Mid-Century Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Table!

The Big T-Day is almost upon us! Do you know what you’re making? How about giving your table a mid-century twist with one of our tested Turkey Day recipes? ...more