Emma is my 5 year old granddaughter who has helped me in the kitchen since she was a ripe 2 years of age. Her first experience in the kitchen was helping grampa make thumbprint cookies for Thanksgiving.
She would watch attentively while I mixed the ingredients together and couldn’t wait to stick her thumbs and/or her big toe or her baby brother Benji’s and Cousin Dan Dude’s little big toes (washed clean, of course) in the center of the cookie to make the hole where the raspberry or apricot preserves would slide in. Yummmm!
Throughout the next few years she learned how to build her own container garden and grow carrots, string beans, cucumbers, lettuce and her all time favorite…cherry tomatoes.
As well, she has expressed interest in helping me make pasta sauces, pizza’s and chocolate ganache for her thumbprint cookies. She now bakes and decorates her own cookies at home with the help of mommy Alison.