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The smell of cinnamon, apples and sugar . . . the first taste of a fresh chocolate chip cookie, soft and with the chocolate still warm . . . the beauty of a just frosted cake, just begging to have tha
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posted at 8/20/2008 5:17 AM EDT
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The smell of cinnamon, apples and sugar . . . the first taste of a fresh chocolate chip cookie, soft and with the chocolate still warm . . . the beauty of a just frosted cake, just begging to have that first slice taken from it . . . and the stories that each of these tell.

This is why I love baking. The smells, tastes, and beauty of a truly wonderful baking creation are only part of baking. Because every baking recipe has a story, your story. That story is what makes that recipe uniquely yours. Many of my happiest childhood memories come from the kitchen. Baking and frosting Christmas cookies with my brothers and sisters (and eating just as much frosting as ever ended up on the cookies!). I can still remember it as if it were yesterday. All (five) of us sitting around the kitchen table with bowls of different colored frosting, sprinkles, red hots, chocolate chips, raisins, and anything else we thought might taste good on a cookie spread out everywhere. Angels, wreaths, reindeer, and Santa cookies were spread out on our plates as we battled for that perfect blend of frostings and toppings that would make our cookies look (and taste!) just right. My sister was the artistic one, always creating wonderfully detailed designs with the frosting that none of the rest of us could even dream of. My other sister was the oldest and she'd be trying to help mom wrangle all of us. My brothers would be shoving as many cookies in their mouths as possible whenever mom wasn't looking. We'd be covered in cookie crumbs, frosting, and sprinkles by the end of the night. Exhausted, happy, and truly together as a family. It is one of my fondest childhood memories and it is a baking tradition that I have kept in my own family.

That is why I created this site. To help you and me remember and pass on our baking stories. In a world where we are always busy, where there always seems to be more and more to do, I created this site in the hopes that people would take time to slow down and think about their own baking stories.

Happy Baking!

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posted at 8/20/2008 7:24 AM EDT
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First: 8/11/2008
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what wonderful memories

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posted at 8/20/2008 9:23 AM EDT
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First: 8/20/2008
Last: 2/15/2011
Thanks for sharing your wonderful, never-to-be forgotten memories! This has to be the very best baking story I've ever read here at VBB! I have lots of memories also of baking Christmas cookies. One of my fondest memories has to be when I was a young adult. I used to bake a variety of Christmas cookies, along with fudge, for my niece and nephew who were attending college. It gave them something to take back to college to munch on after the Christmas break. Among others, I had fun making candy cane and wreath cookies.

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posted at 8/20/2008 11:50 AM EDT
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First: 8/20/2008
Last: 2/22/2011
What a lovely story. Makes me want to get in the kitchen and get baking.