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Sunday, August 14, 2011

One of my earliest memories is standing on a step stool helping my mom make Nestle Tollhouse cookies. I couldn't reach the counter, but I knew how to crack an egg.

I never helped with the mac n cheese or the fried Spam sandwiches, but when Mom pulled out the flour and chocolate chips, I was there. Okay, so it helped that she let me lick the beaters.

Fast forward a couple years, I received the best gift ever (to my way of thinking). A Betty Crocker Easy Bake Oven. Now, I don't remember a single other childhood toy I owned, but I remember my Easy Bake. Not only did I get to bake goodies (with a lightbulb!), but I got to eat them too. What could be better?

Things haven't changed much. I still don't like to cook, but the very thought of whipping up a homemade pie or three-layer cheesecake and I quiver with excitement. I'm pretty sure Mom created a monster.

Did you have a favorite childhood toy?

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Denise Hunter  
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At 4:37 AM, Blogger jel said...

I has a stuff monkey. and a
miss Beasly doll (is that how ya spell it?)

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

My Barbies and my Baby Alive were my favorite childhood toys. God was prepping me early to care for children. Neither my sister nor I had an Easy Bake oven, but we learned cooking early from my mom.

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

Tiny Tears doll. I didn't have an Easy Bake oven that I recall. I don't think Mom trusted me to bake. LOL My daughter had one though and she is an excellent baker and cook.

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Tracy Ruckman said...

I'm with Jel - my favorite toy was a Miss Beasley doll.

I always wanted the Easy Bake Oven, but instead, they gave me a Betty Crocker Kids Cookbook. I LOVED it, and passed it along - beaten up, stained, and worn - to my older son when he moved out on his own. And we all love to cook. ;-)

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I loved my Dawn dolls and my Fisher Price Little People. Now I find toys from my childhood all the time and sell them in my eBay store. It's such fun to relive it!

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I'd forgotten about some of these dolls and toys! I think I had a Miss Beasley doll, Jel, if she had glasses.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger jel said...

she had glasses.
I had her up in to my 20's but she went missing in one of my moves

I don't know how many times, my grandy would mend her up for me.

I hadn't have a oven , but a stove that you could fry things on , with a light bulb :)

had paper dolls to that you had to cut out. but I think the most fun I had with a toy was a button on a sting :)

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I had a Jerry Mahoney ventriloquist dummy. Great fun to bring to slumber parties.

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger Denise said...

I remember Mrs. Beasley! :)
I had a Drowsy doll. She had a pink flannel body with white polka dots, and she talked when you pulled her string. She was always with me.
A few years ago, Mattel re-released the Drowsy doll, and I received two for Christmas that year.
Does anyone remember the Sunshine family?

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger jel said...

wasn't the Sunshine family,
a dad, mom, a little boy, girl and a baby? sold as a group

 

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