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

Bluebarb Jam, 1959 – A Vintage Recipe Test

It’s time for some delicious jam! This is Bluebarb Jam. Print Bluebarb Jam Author:...more

Mystery Salad, 1977 – A Mid-Century Recipe Test

So, the garnish on the top probably gives it away, but guess what the mystery ingredient in this salad is? That’s right, it’s bananas. Because this is Mystery Salad! ...more

Brownie S’mores With Easy Red, White and Blue Marshmallows – An Independence Day Vintage Recipe Re-Run

If you love S’mores, you are going to love this fun version made with brownies! We are trying to get in the patriotic spirit here on Mid-Century Menu, so I thought I would bust out this easy recipe from a few years ago and share it again. It even has colored marshmallows! ...more

Gumdrop Jumbos: The Secret Ingredient is Ketchup! – A Mid-Century Recipe Re-Run

I know, I know. Another recipe from the archives! But I just made these cookies this week for Alex ....more

Chocolate Topping Pie, 1952–A Midcentury Recipe Re-Run

I was digging through the archives for a good pie and I came across this chocolate frosted wonder....more

Brandy Apple Pie – 3rd Annual Pieathalon

It’s that time of year again!...more

Milk Sherbet, 1942–A Mid-Century Recipe Test

It’s been hot around here lately, so this week we decided to make a frozen treat. This is milk sherbet. Print Milk Sherbet Author:...more

Sea Breeze Salad, 1968 – A Mid-Century Recipe Re-Run

I was digging through the archives this week for a yummy gelatin to whip up for a Memorial Day picnic, when I came across this post from August of 2013! Since I am making it again, I thought I would give you guys a re-run of it as well. Enjoy! ...more

Rhubarb Round Up – Favorites from the Archives

Since I am hip-deep in rhubarb right now in Michigan, I thought I would do a mini-roundup of great rhubarb recipes from the blog archives!...more

Rhubarb Custard Dessert –A Mid-Century Recipe Test

Here in Michigan it is now rhubarb season, so we are going to make a rhubarb dessert that is not rhubarb meringue pie! Here we have “Rhubarb Custard Dessert” Print Rhubarb Custard Dessert ...more