One Adorable Cookie Monster

by - March 2, 2015

I believe one of the marks of good parenting is raising children who know what it's like to lick the bowl - SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

I would like to let you think that I'm one of those mother's who lives in the kitchen with flour on her nose and the constant smell of fresh baking wafting through the house.  There's a big part of me that wants to be the traditional, apron wearing, perfectly quaffed housewife that every feminist hates.  

I dream of being home full-time, not only to pursue my writing more aggressively but to take better care of this house that I love; but sadly, that does not often include baking.

That delicious smell is the Apple Pie candle I'm burning in my writing room right now.

I can bake.  I do bake.  Sometimes.  And when I do it, it is usually only to create a space in which to do something with a child that does not involve a boring old television screen.

I believe one of the marks of good parenting is raising children who know what it's like to lick the bowl.

And though it's not a weekly occurrence in our lives, it does happen every so often.  Once a month or so and as far as I can tell, that's a victory {since I'm pouring myself into other passions that mean much more to me than sweet confections}. 

For Christmas, my mother-in-law gave me The Looneyspoons Collection: Good Food, Good Health, Good Fun! which is, without a doubt, the best cookbook I've ever had!  The Cookies for Rookies {peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip} recipe has become Noa's favorite thing to bake with me.

[It would be in poor taste {and a copyright infringement} to post the recipe here but you can find it if you google the title or come on over for a cup of tea and I'll let you flip through the book yourself - because you simply must try the Dilly Beloved Chicken or the Yammy Spice Potato Wedges!]

There are a lot of reasons not to bake with a child.  Baking is something much easier done without a helping hand.  But the happiness on that eager face when she gets to sift the flour all by herself...priceless!

One Adorable Cookie Monster - SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

One Adorable Cookie Monster - SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak
Do you have a little baker in your life? Check out this great gift idea - perhaps a new twist on the traditional Easter basket goodies...?

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  1. Noa is always way too cute! I just got a cookbook in the mail today (Paige's birthday present). She's been bugging me to learn how to cook, since she wants to be on MasterChef Junior, so I expect she will be soooo excited to have her very own recipes!

    1. Ha! I can totally see her doing that!


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