It’s one of my favorite gifts ever! Around 1965 when I was 6 a marvelous new toy -The Easy Bake Oven blasted on the scene and it was on every little girl’s Christmas list—including mine. Simple and boring, by today’s standards and almost unrecognizable as a kitchen toy, a weird blue green with a low wattage bulb and a cord-but it was my heart’s desire. -Delivered to my grandma’s door very late one Christmas eve (probably all of 9 o’clock) by one of Santa’s secret elves- that one gift that was almost left on the sled. Through my sleepy haze I tore off the wrapping to discover the best Christmas present ever. Still my most memorable gift. Immediately the kitchen was open and no one could go to bed til we had feasted on chocolate cake straight from the Easy Bake. Keep in mind, cooking over a light bulb takes a while but it was worth the wait.
That memory still makes me smile especially since about 40 years later I once again opened a Christmas gift to discover an identical Kenner Easy Bake oven my dear older mom had somehow acquired. You’ll see it pictured below. If you’ll notice this picture includes a package of Faithful Foods pure butter Scottish Shortbread, one of our many products and mixes. Funny, isn’t it. That one gift from many years ago still brightens my life every day. I hope it brightens your day too. Merriest Christmas wishes. Now go make cherished memories!