1988

Spicy pineapple baked pork ribs (1986)
Spicy pineapple baked pork ribs

This delicious recipe for sweet, savory and spicy pineapple baked pork ribs gets lots of flavor from the unique but wonderful combination of chili sauce and tropical pineapple. 

Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar
Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar

These big chocolate crinkle cookies are covered in powdered sugar before they’re baked, and come out of the oven with little cracks in the snowy sugar. This classic recipe comes from the 1980s, and uses unsweetened cocoa.

1980s with young Sean Astin
Young Sean Astin at age 16: Acting was all in the family (1988)

Before he was Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings, young Sean Astin was a hardworking up-and-coming actor. But he wasn’t just any actor – he was the son of Patty Duke and John Astin. Here’s a look back at Sean’s early career, from when he was a teen!

Holiday spinach rice vintage 1980s recipe (1989)
Holiday spinach rice recipe (1989)

This retro holiday spinach rice recipe makes 12 servings of a delicious and festive-looking side dish, which includes spinach, cheese and green onions – plus sliced almonds for crunch.