My eldest daughter Faith will be ten this summer and I realized that she still is not cooking anything on her own yet. I am on a mission to get her cooking. I have decided to have her cook or bake something once a week until she begins to feel more comfortable in the kitchen. She is really timid and fearful of new things. When I asked her if she wanted to make cookies by herself she said, “Scary!” I handed her a Cookie Cookbook and told her to pick a recipe and that I would help her make it.
Last week she chose a Butterscotch-Oatmeal cookie. I helped her when she needed it, but she made the cookies! We did have a few spills and smashed eggs, but that’s how you learn. I did catch her before she put in a cup of baking powder instead of a teaspoon. Whew!
This week she made Rice Krispi bars, so I’m two for two!
I would love some ideas for recipes that would be great for a beginner. I want to build her confidence.