Monday, November 16, 2009


My children are spoiled in general. But, they are especially spoiled when it comes to home baked goods. Very rarely do my children get cookies, cake, bars, etc. that have been purchased from the store. I am a baker. I learned to bake when I was in 4-H growing up and I love to bake items. I grew up not having baked items from the store because my grandmother baked, my mom baked and I baked. Keith claims that his mother is the world's best baker since she was a baker in the Bloomfield Public School system. I agree. My mother-in-law bakes fabulously.

I find it just as easy for me to make the baked item than to buy it from the store. So last Friday, Justin, Ashlin and I made M&M cookies. Cara and Erica were thrilled when they came home from school and found fresh baked cookies.

At one point, Justin had every pot and pan I own out of the cupboard.

He really thought he was baking too.

Ashlin helped by putting measured ingredients into the bowl.

She also got to lick the beaters. YUM! YUM!

We all had a surprise on Saturday when Grandma Leader showed up to ride along to Lincoln and she had brought along two containers of cookies for us. One container was full of chocolate chip cookies and the other container was sugar cookies. Needless to say that as of this morning, the chocolate chip cookies are gone and the other two kinds of cookies are dwindling fast. Soon it will be time to bake again!

Take care,



  1. I agree -- your kids are spoiled rotten! You are a fabulous cook and baker! Your pumpkin bars rocked! I wish I had half of your domestic abilities!

    Hope you have a great week! See you this weekend!

  2. Yum! Love home-backed goodies! Hate to admit it, but I almost love chocolate chip cookie dough more than the cookies!

    Hope you have a great week!


  3. Good for you. I'm a baker, too, and often share it with our kids. I actually feel guilty now cracking an egg without help from my chef, our middle child, Jack.

    You're creating wonderful memories!

  4. Yum! The kids looked like they enjoyed helping. I wish I had more time to bake and that it was a little easier on the scale :)!