1980s

Lip Smackers from Bonne Bell (1973-1983)

Dubbed "The world's first flavored lip gloss," Lip-Smackers made their debut in 1973 with flavors of Strawberry, Lemon and Green Apple -- and so began a multi-year reign as a favorite of tweens and teens across... Read more...

Apple introduces the Macintosh personal computer (1984)

Here's the original press release that a small California company called Apple released back in January 1984, announcing the launch of their new PC -- the first mass-market personal computer featuring both a graphical user interface and a mouse.

Christmas Rainbow Poke cake (1980)

Even a white Christmas should have a rainbow Christmas Rainbow Poke cake recipe Ingredients 1 package super moist white cake mix 1 (3 oz.) package raspberry Jello 1 (3 oz.) package lime Jello 2 c. boi... Read more...

8 Pecan Fingers cookie recipes

Pecan Fingers, before and after baking and rolling in powdered sugar, are shown here ready to serve for any snack occasion. Delicious with a hot drink, cold drink, with fruit or alone as a crisp nibbler, they ... Read more...

A treasury of 100+ vintage Christmas cookie recipes

If you're looking to recreate that special cookie that your grandmother used to make, or hoping to discover an old-fashioned cookie to make new again, we have assembled some this big, tasty collection of recipes -- classic, vintage, retro, heirloom and antique -- for sweet treats this Christmastime!

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread recipe (1987)

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread recipe Ingredients 2 slightly-beaten eggs 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup oil 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 c... Read more...

Maxell cassette tape ads (1980s)

Maxell was one of the leaders in the cassette tape world -- and, amazingly, the company is still making blank audio tapes. So if you still have your tape recorders from the seventies and eighties, you're set! ... Read more...

Chunky chocolate cookie squares (1987)

Chunky chocolate cookie squares recipe Ingredients 2-1/2 cup unsifted flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup Karo light or dark corn s... Read more...

Cherry swirl coffee cake recipe (1986)

Vintage cherry swirl coffee cake recipe Somethin' good is comin' up when you get the Bisquick down. So why wait another day? Get the Bisquick off your shelf, and help yourself to somethin' good. Bisquick ... Read more...

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