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I have started a tradition to bake old family recipes with my daughter so she can pass on family traditions. This last holiday season she worked side by side with me in baking grandma's old family rec
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Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 1/28/2011 2:08 AM EST
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I have started a tradition to bake old family recipes with my daughter so she can pass on family traditions. This last holiday season she worked side by side with me in baking grandma's old family recipes.............Minced Meat Dressing, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups, Strawberry Jello Salad. Although she has not had the experience or drive to want to cook now that she has been able to prepare some of these dishes she now is signing up for Culinary in school. I believe if we don't get our daughters in the kitchen to cook with us being out on there own and later married can be a diaster in the kitchen. My mother always worked with my sister and I to learn how to cook and now I am passing down the tradition. How about you?  

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 1/28/2011 7:53 AM EST
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Cindy, that's a good question.  Thank you.
I had no experience learning anything about cooking except one year Home Ec in high school.   And looking back - that was funny.  We made Snickerdoodle cookies and learned how to peel an onion ... that was the sum of our cooking.

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posted at 1/28/2011 8:26 AM EST
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Sounds like a great time!

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 1/28/2011 10:19 AM EST
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I remember cooking class in school,loved it!
My parents were great cooks, unfortunately both died before passing recipes down to me. I remember watching them cook and learning a few basic meals. I do wish I had spent more time in the kitchen with them.

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 1/30/2011 6:17 PM EST
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Irma, I also lost my parents long before they could pass down family recipes.  It is a great loss.
One of the ladies that I work out with tells us her grandson calls her and asks for a lesson in making pasta sauce or ravioli or other family recipe.  (Huge, close Italian family with many family members that gather for meals.)  She has a great time making sauce and pasta and passing down the recipes and family stories.
I make it a point to encourage my grandson to cook with me and we have all sorts of fun together.  He told me he wants to make soup next.

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 1/30/2011 8:18 PM EST
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Good to hear that your daughter is now interested enough to take a class Cindy.

When my kids were little I always had them in the kitchen with me.  At the time neither my son or my daughter were the least bit interested in cooking or baking.  My daughter finally got an Easy Bake Oven which "inspired" her to bake cakes but that didn't last too long lol.  When my son went out on his own he decided that ramen noodles were not the only meal he wanted so he learned to cook.  Most of it was trial and error but he would call to ask for recipes and then make them.  When he got married he did all the cooking and became quite a good cook and baker.  My daughter, who is now on her own, also asked for recipes but she still doesn't cook too many meals because of her work schedule.  She did however revive her baking skills and does quite well now.

I did bake with my grandaughter for a while but I see her so infrequently that I fear she probably doesn't remember too much about it.  Oh well, all we can do is try.

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 1/30/2011 9:05 PM EST
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Hi Cindy,I have two sons, both can cook and bake.My older boy is married and his wife can't cook.I think all children should learn enough to take care of themselves.Including cleaning ,laundry and what ever else needs done around the house.You are a good mother.You just keep up the good work and your kids will thank you for teaching them.

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 3/1/2011 12:24 AM EST
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I have two sons and they were in the kitchen with me all the time.  Now both now how to cook.  The younger son is really talented with his cooking.  Makes everything.  Makes delicious cookies.  Even bakes for work whenever they need something brought in.

We had so much fun in the kitchen and they learned.  Good memories, too---for them and for me!!!!

Re: Baking With My Teenage Daughter

posted at 3/1/2011 2:03 AM EST
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Hi Cindy, I also have 2 sons and both of them cook and bake. They learned from me and the Boy Scouts.
My granddaughter wants to learn how to bake but does not want to learn how to cook. Hopefully I can
change her mind. I'm working on it. My grandson loves cooking and he is eleven and my granddaughter
is sixteen.

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