Friday, July 31, 2009


A couple weeks ago Jacob lit a fire under Chloe by telling her she didn't know how to cook! (typical brother thing to do, right?) Well, that is all it took for Chloe to take on the challenge to prove him wrong!

So, I told her she could bake banana bread all by herself with no help from me! I was in the kitchen "just in case" but she did everything on her own! She measured, mashed, folded, prepped the pan and tossed it in the oven, ALL BY HERSELF! And guess what? Chloe's banana bread turned out better than any I have made, and I have made many a banana bread! It was light, moist and oh so yummy!

Then---Miss Abby spied Chloe in the kitchen and caught the baking bug, and decided to bake her OWN cupcakes (of course)! And again, there I was, hanging out in the kitchen, but no need for help from me, she had it ALL handled, ALL by herself! And let me tell you----those vanilla cupcakes with pink butter cream frosting were quite delicious! Decadent, really!

So---is this a sign that my girls are growing up? (insert sigh) They are growing more independent by the day! Can a Mom be more proud? I hope they always have a love for baking----so far so good! I remember baking in the kitchen with my mom and baking all on my own. I have to thank you Mom, for giving me those special memories so I can share the same things with my girls.

I still look forward to baking with my Mom in the kitchen. Every year at Christmas time, my mom comes to visit, and the four of us bake my Nana's gingersnap cookies! Yum, can't wait!

To me, there is nothing like whipping up a batch of cookies, quick bread, or cake! Although, I'm not sure if I will be making the banana bread anymore, I think Chloe has a new job!
And Abby, you know me, I'm always up for a cupcake!

BRAVO girls! Looking forward to the next treats!


Paper Relics said...

How sweet (no pun intended!!)!

It is nice to see the baking tradition from you and your mom go to you and your girls.

Tell them I expect something yummy baked when I come over! :)

Anonymous said...

I too, treasure the memories of baking together when you were younger and now the special times when the 4 of us can be together baking up new memories! I am really looking forward to enjoying some yummy goodies made by my "little" girls. The cakes and brownies you made were always great to come home to! :) Good for you, Chloe and Abby...your treats look awesome! I'm proud of you both!
Love, Mom & Grandma

Anonymous said...

Next time I want to help make banna bread with you!!
I cant wait till yhe next batch!!!

sandy l said...

No way can those girls bake! I don't believe it! Yes, they will need to come to my house and prove it!

If they can make banana bread (Calum's favorite) and cupcakes (everyone else's favorite), then they are truly worthy of the Buttermilk Chocolate Chip scone recipe.

gabrielle messina said...

Yummy!! Looks so good!

Jen Kershner said...

So awesome! You have clearly taught your girls well Kelli!

cammy said...

Chloe, your banana bread looks oh so yummy. Can I get your recipe?

Abby, your cupcakes are much to pretty to be called cupcakes. I think you should call them fairy cakes like they do in England!


diving Boracay said...

That's great! I don't know how to bake up until now. They're amazing!