Childhood Cooking Memories
Growing up, I watched my mother bake pies mostly. Cake, cookies, and cupcakes were bakery or store bought. So when I moved into my own apartment, the first thing I purchased for myself was a cookbook. Some of my early endeavors were a disaster, but I learned. I remember the cake I made from scratch. One ingredient was baking powder. Foolish me thought it was the same as baking soda. Even the poor dog refused to eat it.
I tried to promote cooking with Bunny, my firstborn. Early in life she had her own little oven and cake mixes. Forty years later bigger and better models are being sold year after year. I suppose kids want to cook. I hope their finished items are better than my firsts. I notice too that all the ovens make is desserts, and that concerns me with so many people in America especially children becoming obese. However, good parenting can teach nutrition to kids. It just takes a little work, supervision, talk time, good example, and follow through.
I was roaming the local store’s toy aisles recently looking for the perfect present for #1 granddaughter, a tween. One possibility is the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker. When I went on line to research it, I found the Girl Gourmet line also includes an ice cream sandwich maker, a candy ring maker, and a cake bakery.
Princess has a couple of dogs. Sure bet they like her baked goods more than my dog liked my cake. Laugh, live, and learn is what it is all about.