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I remember so many pictures being taken of me in my little apron that matched my grandmothers' when I was just 3 and 4 years old. She used to tell me stories of how I just could not sit still and watc
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Cooking with Nana

posted at 8/15/2009 2:32 PM EDT
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I remember so many pictures being taken of me in my little apron that matched my grandmothers' when I was just 3 and 4 years old. She used to tell me stories of how I just could not sit still and watch her as she baked so many scrumptious desserts. I HAD to be involved in whatever grandma was doing, so she always found a way to include me, no matter how old I was. When I was 3 and 4 she would measure out the ingredients and let me pour them into the mixing bowl while she handled the mixer, and then invited me to take the remaining dough from the beaters. As I got older, she allowed me to do the measuring of the ingredients, and how to handle the mixer while she watched. By the time I was 12, she pretty much let me do everything on my own, with the exception of lighting the oven, because she had one that did not have an automatic pilot light. I remember my aunt and uncle and cousins coming down to our home for the holidays and not being able to tell which cookies were made by grandma and which ones were mine. My favorite time of year was Christmas when grandma and I would spend the better part of two days in the kitchen baking and decorating sugar cookies in every conceivable shape and size. Today, I am Nana, and our grandaughter also has an apron that she wears sometimes when she and I are making cookies. Her two favorites are Peanut Butter cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. The Peanut Butter cookies are her Mommy's favorite, and the Chocolate Chip are her Daddy's favorite. Sometimes, she will ask to make Sugar Cookies, with Vanilla Icing and her favorite "Sprinkles" on top. I tell her stories of the times I spent with my grandma baking, and how her great grandma taght me to bake so I could teach her. When Mommy returns, she tells her that she and Nana have made cookies for Mommy and Daddy, and there might even be a few left for "Pawpaw". It is truly wonderful to see the joy on her face as she presents Mommy with something that she has had a special part in making, and the look on her Mommy's face to know that Jaylyn is happy with herself once more. What better present can you have from daughter to mother?

Cooking with Nana

posted at 8/15/2009 3:39 PM EDT
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What a wonderful memory to share with your grand daughter! I'm sure she will want to carry on the tradition of baking with her grandchildren some day.

Cooking with Nana

posted at 8/15/2009 5:40 PM EDT
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Thanks for sharing a wonderful story with us. We that have shared baking time with our loved ones have been truly blessed. Thanks and have a good day, Donna G.

Cooking with Nana

posted at 8/16/2009 3:24 AM EDT
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What a wonderful story, thanks for sharing

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