My mother and your mother were hanging up the clothes …

My mother punched your mother right in the nose!
What color was the blood.
G-R-E-E-N and you are not IT you dirty-irty dish rag you.

mmmm, vintage snacks.

After-school snack was a religion growing up. My mom, direct descendent of Martha Stewart and Betty Crocker, made everything from scratch. See Also: “I was born in Africa”; and she had to, like, make mayonnaise. And potato chips. And we ate a lot of SPAM. Also rats and snakes and most likely our pet dog. Numerous times.

Completely besides the point, ehum. FROSTING!

mmmm, vintage snacks.

And I am all about making cookies and scones and overdoing the Pinterest envy and trying to make goldfish crackers from scratch, but graham crackers? Are magical. Nilla Waffers? There is crack in those cookies, I’m positive.

And they’re easy – you should make some! (Recipe follows)

Frosted tips
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Jodi Schaap
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Mmmm, frosted graham crackers: your childhood wants you back.
  • Frosting
  • Graham Crackers
  1. Open package of graham crackers, split grahams.
  2. Frost.
  3. Marvel at your creation.
  4. Devour.


And then, well. And then there are Oven S’mores.

mmmm, vintage snacks.

These will knock the socks off the neighborhood kids. Your house? Has ooey-gooey marshmallow secrets.

Set your oven to Broil, whip out your Nilla Waffers, peanut butter and your marshmallows. Spread the peanut butter on the cookie, top with marshmallow. Stick them in the oven for a few minutes (watch them pouf up!) and remove when the marshmallows are roasted to your liking. Let cool.



What awesome, vintage snacks did you grow up with?

4 thoughts on “My mother and your mother were hanging up the clothes …

  1. Do you have a homemade frosting receipe? You must, stuck up your sleeve somewhere šŸ˜‰ Do share!

  2. When I was growing up, we didn’t do afterschool snacks because we ate dinner by 4pm! My dad was a blue collar, steel-mill worker and was usually home by 3 or 3:30pm.
    But we did do evening snacks…Nilla wafers, popcorn, potato chips, oranges, oatmeal creme cookies (yeah, not so healthy, but my parents didn’t get on the healthy kick until the late 80’s, early 90’s!). I want to learn how to make homemade oatmeal creme cookies…Little Debbie is OK, but now that I’m a grown up, I know there’s got to be a better version!!

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