Greetings Baby Boomers and generations thereafter!

My name is Nancy and I am indeed a baby boomer, originally from Southern California. I love to cook for my husband, Bruce, and family and friends when I get the opportunity.

I wish I had a photo of me cooking with my Easy Bake Oven here, but I don’t. Oh, how I remember making up cakes to share with – at that time in the early 60’s – a family of five. I was 8. Oh my gosh, how funny! Everyone was so nice. Ohhh…ahhh, tastes great Nancy! I seem to recall the taste yet…not so good, really. 😀 Oh, you have to check out this book! It is on my wishlist: Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food

If you would like to share any of your altered recipes or baby boomer thoughts please post in the blog section of this site. 

Factiod: Did you know who invented the EASY BAKE OVEN? Ronald Howes, Sr. He passed away Feb 2010. He was 83.CINCINNATI, OH – Millions of young girls baked their first cookies, cupcakes, and brownies because of Ronald Howes Sr.

A lifelong inventor whose creations ranged from high-tech defense weaponry devices to electrostatic printers, Mr. Howes built an impressive resume that will always be best known for the enormously popular toy that he fathered a half century ago: the Easy-Bake Oven.”…

Thanks, Mr. Howes, for my first chance at miniature cooking! And thanks to mom and dad for my 1960’s Christmas present, once again perpetuating that a woman’s place was indeed in the kitchen. Oh, well that is what they believed…and I have become a good cook because of their encouragement and enjoy baking and cooking even though I can get a bit overweight – from time to time. 🙁

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