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1950s Meal Plan for Mid-February | Midcentury Menu Monday

This week continues the late winter comfort food, served up in three hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, home-cooked square meals every day, but with a twist! This week, we begin a season of fasting in preparation for the joy of Easter, and you will see the austerity of the season reflected in the menus of the week. Step […]

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1950s Meal Plan for Early February | MidCentury Menu Monday

This week is a feast of comfort food, served up in three hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, home-cooked square meals every day. Winter in a chilly climate brings the joy of vintage menus and delightful, snug tablescapes. Ensuring the entire family is not just warm, but well-fed, is a top priority for a 1950s housewife. Step back in

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A week of Vintage dinner menus for Mid-June

As the warm weather of mid-June arrives, it presents a wonderful opportunity to embrace seasonal foods, enjoy meals in the garden, and relish old-fashioned family mealtimes. Here’s a week of vintage menus that will inspire you to make the most of this delightful and abundant time of year. Here are 7 vintage dinners for mid-June

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How to Have a Nice Family Dinner (When You Have Little Ones Underfoot)

I get asked all the time if it is possible to cook and serve a nice family dinner when you have littles underfoot. And I can tell you, unequivocally, yes. it is possible. It isn’t always easy to know how, though, and often we didn’t learn it in our own families. So here are my

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How To Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes (A 1950s Guide)

Sometimes, every housewife needs to get a super fast dinner on the table. And vintage homemaking had an answer for that too! This cold-weather dinner comes from a 1950 Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It has step-by-step instructions on how to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes start to finish. How to Get

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1950s Chocolate-Covered Cherries (Very Vintage December)

I don’t really like convenience foods. I like cooking from scratch. I also like reverse-engineering foods. I mean, I started reading Cook’s Illustrated magazine 20 years ago! I’m sure you see where this is going. I LIKE reverse-engineering vintage convenience foods, and making my own from-scratch or convenient versions. And I’ve had a lot of

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