by Andrea One of the big health food crazes of the 80s was wheat germ – seemed it was everywhere!  To be honest, I don’t think I’ve had anything with wheat germ in it since back then.  But today, we’re going to delve into the wholesome section of the Sunset Cookies cookbook and give these Oatmeal Chews with wheat germ a try! Our cast of characters.  Lots of ingredients in this one.  I am also adding the remains of a bag of butterscotch chips I had on hand.  I have to sell these cookies to the picky eaters in my house somehow!     Cookie...

by Andrea   I think many of us who bake bread at home nowadays rely pretty heavily upon breadmakers – I know I do!  However, when I saw this Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe, I decided to take a leap and foray into the world of bread making without a breadmaker.  I am a sucker for Cinnamon Bread, and it’s rare that I can find a bakery that makes it.   The recipe I am using is from the Better Homes and Gardens Favourite Bread Recipes cookbook.  The Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a variation on the Egg Bread recipe.         Here’s...

by Andrea   Trying to get kids to eat something that’s a bit healthier for them is not a concept that is unique to the 80’s, but there was definitely a health food craze for a lot of that decade!  This week, I am trying one of the “Wholesome Cookies” from Sunset’s Cookie cookbook.     Here’s the cookies as shown in the book (They’re the top ones here):   And now here’s our recipe:   Let’s get started!  Our cast of characters (not pictured, coconut and granola):   This recipe definitely...

by Andrea The 80’s were definitely the heyday of microwave cookery!  And with more homes getting microwaves in them, more specialty cookware was being produced for cooking in it.  Here’s some great cookware finds from eBay:   ANCHOR OVENWARE MUFFIN POACHED EGG MICROWARE PAN ~NEW IN BOX~ MICROWAVE COOKING I’ve never tried microwaving muffins – but the fact you can use this for eggs as well makes it really multi purpose.   Vintage Anchor Hocking Microwave Fluted Cake Pan Looks New In Box Speed up your cake baking with...

By RetroRuth This week we are going totally crazy and making cookies in the microwave! These are Graham Cracker Bars! Instead of putting a juice glass in the center, I opted for this little Tupperware bowl I found. It seemed to work just fine! “So, how are they?” “Meh.” The Verdict: Meh From The Testing Notes – Not bad, but not great either.  The pros were that this actually cooked in the microwave to a real cookie texture, which I was surprised about. The cons were that it was a bit on the dry side, so make sure...

By RetroRuth Are you ready for some dinner made in the microwave? These are microwave Pizza Joes! Just to set the record straight, I was completely suspicious of this recipe. I’ve cooked ground beef in the microwave before a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, and it had a strange “microwaved” flavor that I was NOT fond of. But for the sake of testing and science, I decided to give it another shot! And then make Tom eat it first. “These are really sloppy.” “Are they good?” “Yes, and it’s a good thing they...

by Andrea Cabbage Patch Kids were definitely one of the hottest toys of the 80’s – I had three of them myself, and I hauled them everywhere!  Here’s some great CPK kitchenwares from eBay that should take you right back!   Cabbage Patch Kids FRIDGE MAGNET cereal box swing doll 80’s This cereal box picture fridge magnet totally reminds me of Cabbage Patch Kids magazine that was out in the 80’s – this swing picture looks like a scene right out of it!   CABBAGE PATCH KIDS DOLL 1984 4 OZ VINGTAGE MUG CUP PICNIC...

by Andrea Today’s recipe is for one of my absolute favourite sweet treats.  I love these, but I don’t make them very often, as I will eat the whole pan! This recipe is from the Company’s Coming cookbook, 150 Delicious Squares.  In my part of the world (Alberta, Canada), these cookbooks were super popular throughout the 80’s, and many titles are still available today.     Not a lot of ingredients, but these taste sooooo good!   Here’s our cast of characters for this one, lined up and ready. And the finished...

by Andrea The holiday season is almost upon us, but there’s still time if you need some retro 80’s touches for your holiday kitchen.  Here’s some great choices from eBay. Vintage 80’s McDonalds Made in Hong Kong hard plastic Christmas ornaments OK, so these aren’t exactly for your kitchen (unless if you put up a tree in there), but they are McDonalds, so I couldn’t resist sharing them with you! Cookie Cutter Lot 13 Vintage Christmas Holiday Set Some 80’s Hallmark Brand Christmas usually means Christmas cookies,...

From Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, June 1988 « Previous Shopping For Your 80’s Kitchen–McDonalds Giveaway Edition   Next » Shopping For Your 80’s Kitchen–Christmas Edition ...

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