Hello! and WELCOME to the When It Was Cool kitchen! What does food have to do with "retro" toys, movies, & music you may ask? Well, the answer is EVERYTHING! Food is a part of everyone & EVERYTHING! No matter where we are or what we're doing food is usually on our minds or not far from it, besides food is "always cool"! So, why not bring some of the When It Was Cool family favorite recipes here to share with all

Both my Mom & my Granny are great southern cooks! I never really knew the passion I had for cooking until I started trying out recipes and just getting lost in the process of creating something out of spices and powders and mixtures and how you could turn a pile of what looked like nothing into something appealing to the eye and nose! Not only did I really enjoy it, I was GOOD at it too!  One of the greatest feelings is the feeling of accomplishment as you watch the ones you love fill their tummies with something you made for them to eat and the compliments that come along with it also make for an "ahhhhh" moment! SO, from dinners to snacks to crock-pot-cooks, easy treats, fast and quick, yummy recipes I will be sharing "what's for dinner" from our family to yours. I hope that you too will try some or all of them & enjoy!


Low Carb Pizza Crust

Tonya from When It Was Cool brings us a great low carb pizza crust... wait what? If thought pizza was a forgotten dream on a low carb diet just wait until you find out that you can make a legit good pizza crust with low carb items.  A dream come true for low carb eaters!  Get the recipe.



No Carb Cheesecake

Tonya from When It Was Cool offers this dessert replacement for those on a low carb diet.  This is a NO carb cheesecake! If you are trying to do a low carb diet then this one might be for you.  Get the recipe.


Low Carb Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Tonya from When It Was Cool fries up a great low carb meal.  Try this skillet dinner with shrimp and smoked sausage and spices and seasonings.  Get the recipe.


Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies (2 Carbs Per Cookie)

Tonya from When It Was Cool offers up our first snack for our low carb diet and it is a winner!  Low carb peanut butter cookies are a real treat with only 2 carbs per cookie!  Get the Recipe.


Baked Pork Chops & Carrots Dinner

Tonya from When It Was Cool cooks up a wonderful baked pork chop dinner with roasted carrots.  Get the recipe.


Chicken Fried Steak Dinner

Tonya from When It Was Cool cooks up a great big southern Chicken Fried Steak dinner!  Hope you are hungry!  Get the recipe.


Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Tonya from When It Was Cool whips up a great dessert.  Creamy, chocolate eclair!  This is one of the favorites at the When It Was Cool household.  Get the recipe.


Sausage, Pepper, Rice Skillet

Tonya from When It Was Cool cooks up a great dinner dish.  Sausage, Pepper, Rice skillet is a "just spicy enough but not too spicy" dish.  Get the recipe.


Creamy Parmesan Carbonara Chicken

Tonya from When It Was Cool cooks up a great dinner dish.  Creamy Parmesan Carbonara Chicken can be served up tonight!  Just Get the recipe.


Pizza Sliders

Tonya from When It Was Cool bakes up an easy but delicious quick dinner with Pizza Sliders!  It's a sandwich and pizza all in one!  Get the recipe.


Baked Meatball Subs

Tonya from When It Was Cool bakes up an easy to make baked meatball sub meal that everyone can enjoy.  Get the recipe.


Old Fashion Homemade Doughnuts

Tonya from When It Was Cool bakes up some old fashion homemade donuts fresh out of the oven.  Get the recipe.


Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry (with homemade Yum Yum sauce)

Tonya from When It Was Cool makes a great meal with beef and broccoli stir fry topped off with homemade Yum Yum sauce.  Get the recipe.


Pineapple Casserole

Tonya from When It Was Cool bakes up a great and interesting pineapple casserole.  Get the recipe.


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Tonya from When It Was Cool cooks up a hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.  Get the recipe.


Pizza Casserole

Tonya from When It Was Cool bakes up a delicious pizza casserole that will feed the whole family (and more!) Get the recipe.


Chocolate Eclair Crepe

Tonya from When It Was Cool fixes an interesting dessert that you will love.  Chocolate Eclair Crepe.  Get the recipe.


(From Scratch) Peanut Butter Cake

Tonya from When It Was Cool bakes up a delicious Peanut Butter Cake!  Get the recipe.


Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Tonya from When It Was Cool serves up a wonderful St. Patrick's Day treat - Luck Charms Marshmallow treats!  Get the recipe.


Southern Chicken Dumplins

Tonya from When It Was Cool serves up a hot bowl of this southern favorite - her own Southern Chicken Dumplins!  Get the recipe.


Easy Strawberry Cake

Tonya from When It Was Cool serves up a quick and easy strawberry dessert - Easy Strawberry Cake!  Get the recipe.


S'Mores Cobbler

Tonya's Diner serves up an incredible dessert- s'mores cobbler.  Get the recipe.


Red Velvet Cake

Tonya's Diner bakes up a fantastic red velvet cake described as the BEST Red Velvet Cake EVER!  Get the recipe.


Peanut Butter Balls

Tonya's Diner creates this great classic snack just in time for Valentine's Day - Peanut Butter Balls.  Get the recipe.


Mini Garlic Cheeseburger Sliders

Tonya's Diner serves up fantastic garlic mini-cheeseburger sliders.  These are amazing!  Get the recipe.


Cheeseball

Tonya's Diner serves up an amazing snack dish that's great for parties, sporting events, or simply snack time- a delicious Cheeseball! Get the recipe.


Taco Spaghetti

Tonya's Diner cooks up a unique dish with Taco Spaghetti.  Get the recipe.


Sugar Cookie Truffles

Tonya's Diner serves up a delicious dessert with these mouth watering sugar cookie truffles.  Get the recipe.


Banana Pudding Cake

Tonya's Diner bakes up a wonderful banana pudding cake.  It's like banana pudding and cake had a kid and it was delicious.  Get the recipe.


Red Beans and Rice

Tonya's Diner cooks up a delicious Louisiana inspired meal with crock pot cooked red beans and rice.  Get the recipe.


Pork Roast and Gravy

Tonya's Diner serves up a delicious pork roast and gravy.  Get the recipe.


Baked Ravioli

Tonya's Diner serves up some amazing Baked Ravioli!  Get the recipe.


Oreo Cobbler

Tonya's Diner serves up an super dessert with Oreo Cobbler!  Get the recipe.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Tonya's Diner serves up an amazing pineapple upside-down cake!  Get the recipe.


Salisbury Steak Dinner

Tonya's Diner serves up a delicious Salisbury Steak Dinner!  Get the Recipe.


Southern Fried Tuna Patties

Tonya's Diner serves up a southern treat - Southern Fried Tuna Patties.  Get the Recipe


Peach Pecan Upside Down Cake

Tonya's Diner serves up a fantastic Peach - Pecan Upside Down Cake.  Get the Recipe


Bourbon Chicken

Tonya's Diner serves up some amazing Bourbon Chicken.  Get the Recipe


Granny's Southern Style Banana Pudding (from scratch)

Tonya's Diner serves up some fantastic Southern Style banana pudding made from scratch.  Get the Recipe


Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps with Bacon Bombs

Tonya's Diner serves up some amazing grilled cheeseburger wraps with Bacon Bombs just in time for game day!  Get the Recipe


(No Bake) Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Tonya's Diner serves up a delicious recipe for an old favorite - Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies!  Get the Recipe


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