Released in 1963 and marketed with cosmetic updates ever since, the Easy-Bake Oven has introduced generations of American kids to the kitchen. But it wasn't the first toy to do so...
June 7, 2012 The Easy-Bake oven might be the most widely recognized cooking toy ever made. But it's just one chapter in the century-old history of working toy ovens. We've cooked up a few examples of the Easy-Bake's predecessors, and a few choice morsels from the iconic toy's own evolution.
George Washington would approve of hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.
December 5, 2011 George Washington drank spiced hot chocolate for breakfast, according to a new cookbook. His version was often seasoned with new-world flavors like chili powder, vanilla, and allspice, creating a complex concoction — richer and less sweet than its modern day counterpart.
November 5, 2007 Historian Joseph Ellis is back, this time with a flock of founding fathers.
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