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I am thankful for the memories I have with my youngest son in the kitchen. He loved to bake! In later years he would call me from college for directions on how to make his favorite dinner for his dorm
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Fond Memories

posted at 10/20/2010 3:49 PM EDT
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I am thankful for the memories I have with my youngest son in the kitchen. He loved to bake! In later years he would call me from college for directions on how to make his favorite dinner for his dorm roommates.

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posted at 10/21/2010 9:21 AM EDT
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I also spent time in the kitchen with both my boys .They like to eat,so I think it is important they know how to cook.It's nice to go out to eat but there is no place like home.One of my sons work in a restaurant and the other works at a sandwich shop working his way through college.At least I know they won't starve.LOL

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posted at 10/24/2010 12:32 PM EDT
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I also had both my boys working with me in the kitchen. (My husband is "allergic" to kitchen work and I was determined my sons would not be!!!) For awhile I had them plan and prepare one meal a week, which was great fun. They tried things I wouldn't have thought to try. One worked his way through college in a restaurant kitchen as well. And they are both proud of the meals they prepare now.

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posted at 10/24/2010 2:58 PM EDT
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I am thankful for the memories I have with my youngest son in the kitchen. He loved to bake! In later years he would call me from college for directions on how to make his favorite dinner for his dorm roommates.
Posted by Diane H


My son seemd to never have time to spend learning in the kitchen.  He was an avid sportsman, going to College and working part-time.  Upon graduation, he was lucky enough to get a job in his field, and moved 3 hours away.  Needless to say, we had a "crash course" in cooking.  He did pretty well, and 22 years later, he is still cooking....this time for himself, his wife, and his son.  Some things are never forgotten!

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posted at 10/24/2010 2:59 PM EDT
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I remember sitting( at age 5) on a step stool in my Gerat Aunt's  tiny kitchen, "cleaning"  fresh green beans( tip&  tail & destring) sure made m feel skilled & important..       I also learned  to love  eating green beans( both raw & cooke.dIn Response to www.verybestbaking.com/community/forums.aspx/,/community/forums.aspx/baking-forums_kids-kitchen_fond-memories?plckFindPostKey=Cat:3473a929-a609-4b85-8818-bf915c7505deForum:f1c07c8b-243a-4d0f-bbe6-5d220aecd6b9Discussion:92df183f-8536-4bc9-b0d1-09bad96c7922Post:38425fe6-4f87-4ebb-a294-fa5808fb7a75">Re: Fond Memories:
I also spent time in the kitchen with both my boys .They like to eat,so I think it is important they know how to cook.It's nice to go out to eat but there is no place like home.One of my sons work in a restaurant and the other works at a sandwich shop working his way through college.At least I know they won't starve.LOL
Posted by gale g

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posted at 10/27/2010 11:43 PM EDT
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 I agree   w/you that peopleshould knowow to cook if they want  to ea.
I also believecokingshouldbeenjoyable.
For three years;I volunteered as a cooking teacher in a menta health program for the recovering mentally l l &  drug addicts in a rehab pogram.self-help classes were mandatry or they would no longer receive their monthly checks. Studentswerereluctantto takeanyclass that mightleadto failure orrequire work..
Often  NEW students would question why they needed this class? My quick answer was always another question..." DO YOU LIKE TO EAT? Most of mystudents said "YES"! I then asked them' "WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO EAT?.
Answers ranged from  BURGERS to TO PIZZA TO FRIED CHICKEN
My first weeks were spent teaching howto make these foods.
Even the lowly PB&J sandwich was taught.I taught them howto de-bone a chicke;n separate eggs( yolks from& whites)I taught them how to read recipes; mince; chop & dice.
Learning howto make toast was our first success( my goa lwa s not to make them chefs, butrather to showthem they could take care of themselve (&others)sby learning howto do things & tryingWe made pasta  from a package & from scratch; French toast; Chef's salads; rrice[ plain; Chinese fried & pilaf . Also scrambled eggs & meatballs Cookies of all kinds.  We  put on a
4th of July BBQ for the rest of the Mental HealthProgram.My  clases began to fil up &  there was even a waiting list.One student got a job w/ a caterer & became his lead cookCool
Both our sons knew how to  prepare basic foods, do laundry, plan menusry& grocery shop, before they left home.I never saw gender as a criteria for students to take mechanics; woodshop o r homeeconomics.We al lneed those skilsto survive in this world Notknowinghow to do thesethingsmakes you lessapreciativeofthoswho do thesethingsfor you .Knowinghow givesyou selfconfidence& makesitpossible to marry forlove& companionship& not ahousekeeperor handyman..

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posted at 10/28/2010 7:53 AM EDT
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I can remember watching my Mom and my Dad cooking.  She was by the book... he was a "taster".  It was the best of both worlds.

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posted at 10/28/2010 8:29 AM EDT
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I actually ended up writing a cookbook for my brother who is 10 years younger than me.  He would call the house and say "how do you make _________?"  I named it, "How do you make a meatloaf and more?"

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posted at 10/28/2010 8:31 AM EDT
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Too many memories, as I think at this time of year, all good. Of course it's hard to have a bad memory bcause they end up as newly attempted receipes or laugh at how funny it was.  Have a great holiday and good candy chasing to all...

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posted at 1/23/2011 10:19 PM EST
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I, too, have a lot of good memories of my sons cooking with me.  Both live alone and cook, clean, do laundry, grocery shopping, etc.  They learned well.

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posted at 1/23/2011 10:30 PM EST
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My sons spent a lot of time in the kitchen with me cooking and baking.  We had soooo much fun.  They are both able to cook, clean, do laundry, grocery shop, etc.  Both  live alone.  One has a condo and one a townhouse.

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posted at 2/8/2011 3:56 PM EST
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Two of my sons really enjoy cooking and baking.  I love it when my adult sons call me and let me know what they have been up to in the kitchen.  Now my granddaughter is learning to cook and bake at her Daddy's side.  And so the cycle continues.

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I am thankful for the memories I have with my youngest son in the kitchen. He loved to bake! In later years he would call me from college for directions on how to make his favorite dinner for his dorm roommates.
Posted by Diane H

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posted at 2/23/2011 12:15 AM EST
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/2/2013
Since I needed two knee replacements I was not able to bake the last two years for the holidays and my youngest son baked all the cookies.  When told how good the cookies were, he replied----I learned from the best!!!  That made me feel soooo good.

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posted at 2/23/2011 8:01 AM EST
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I fond some old memerios of my grand moms at her house and they are some old recipes in the 1970s and we tried them and they are good.

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posted at 2/23/2011 9:06 AM EST
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My son is a great cook.  He'll still call with questions about cooking.

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