Do any of you modern day Moms love to bake as much as I do? Or am I a weirdo in an apron?

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I love to bake, almost as much as i love to exercise.....NOT! But seriously, do you all love to bake goodies for your family and hear them stampede to the kitchen to eat up all your scrumptious treats? Or am i the last of the old fashioned moms?

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Joann - posted on 09/02/2010

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have you tried using Splenda instead of Sugar? works great! My father in law is a diabetic and loves sweet treats!They have special cookbooks out for diabetics, check in your local Barnes and Noble bookstore

Spring - posted on 09/02/2010

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I don't think it has to be specifically baking. I love cooking and trying out new recipes. Neither my husband or myself have a really big sweet tooth so I don't do a lot of baking. The exception to this being Christmas time. Our son is under 2 years old so he doesn't get many sweets and I've found that he hasn't really developed a sweet tooth either because of this. He does however love fruit so I try to make sure I have a variety of fresh fruits on hand for him. I don't think you are old fashioned just because you like to bake. You get satisfaction out of providing homemade goodies for your family. By making these things yourself you get to control exactly what goes into them which is a definite bonus. You don't have to worry about all those unnecessary extras, like preservatives, that you get in the store bought goodies.

Juanita - posted on 09/02/2010

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Nope, i do love to bake. And it is gone in one day! :) Makes me a little not happy! lol

Nicole - posted on 09/02/2010

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I love to bake and generally cook. I've become an epic foodie so I love feeding people my creations. I have a knitting/crochet habit too. You would swear I was Betty Mc Housewife rather than the fire tongued feminist that I really am. Rather than an apron, I have a toddler strapped to my back in a moby wrap :D

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I do enjoy baking, I just never do it!! I guess I'm to wrecked when I get home from work... but more power to you!

Alana - posted on 09/09/2010

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exactly!!! take your passion and turn it into action... you never know that may become an extra income or a future career... enjoy it, teach the kids too.. we don't pass on our passions and skills to our kids often enough.

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2010

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I have loved baking since I was little, and while I am "encouraging" myself to cook as well, the treats are my passion. I just signed up for weekly cake decorating classes as well! Time for me to elevate the craft!

Alana - posted on 09/09/2010

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no darlin, we are alive and well. That love of baking grows into a passion when they move out! lol!

Sally - posted on 09/09/2010

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i am one of the " old fashioned moms" lol, i really really love to bake. i would do nothing but bake everyday when ever i want if i could, but unfortunately i can't.when i do bake i just cant wait to see how everything turns out. my oldest always wants me to bake her birthday cakes & her daughters as well,because she loves them so much. happy baking :)

Jenn - posted on 09/09/2010

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No, you are not. I am a baker myself. I also do professional cake, cookie, cupcake, and brownie decorating! I love it!!

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@ Jessica if only you lived in the same country! where i live there is this really awesome store and it has some of the cutest 50's inspired kitchen things

Jessica - posted on 09/09/2010

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Oh, I wish I had all of that! Working on my cast iron set. Want this cool set of china that is really beautiful and was handcrafted circa 50's. Also known to dress the part. We should hang out. :)

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@Jessica....your husband is wrong :) theirs two of us :) my kitchen is fully decked out in wonderful 1950's utensils pots pans scales plates bowls tea towls...my son even has old fashion glass bottles! I've even been known to dress the part

Jessica - posted on 09/09/2010

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I'm definitely an old fashioned Momma. I love to bake and can our food, and I also love all the old yarn crafts like crocheting, knitting, etc. My hubby says he got lucky and found the only "50's" housewife left on the planet. :)

Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2010

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Never mind Danielle your time will come...Just a thought, why don't you put a plastic sheet down on the kitchen floor with play dough and some cookie cutters for them to play bake with you?

Danielle - posted on 09/09/2010

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I would love to bake from scratch but never have the time with young kids around! I would have to go a packet mix which is never as good!

Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2010

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There is an excellent health book out on baking for families without using white flour and sugar etc. Substituting with Karob powder (instead of Cocoa) and rice flour etc....go into the website for Mary-Anne Shearer...THE NATURAL WAY...

Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2010

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The high calling of "Motherhood' and homemaker is a principle of God as real as the principle of the law of gravity....it never dates, it doesn't change with the times....don't conform to others patterns but be confident in your own heart....you were designed that way!!! It is an excellent mom, highly to be praised who puts her family as valuable and precious...For children the most memorable thing is coming home from school to a home where the smell of baking permeates the air. Where they know their mom is there to meet them....don't be intimidated by anyone else's standard....You go for it!!

Karen - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love to bake, cookies, cakes, bread, etc. Sometimes I have the children in with me but if I'm baking to relax I wait until they're in bed or at school (except baby). I like to bake for others too so my children usually ask 'who are they for?' when they see a plate of cookies- they love it if I say 'for us!'

Gaye - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love love love it. I even pride myself in cooking brilliant meals every night & every night My husband & our 19 year old son & our 2 little daughters aged 4 & 2 years old, all sit at the kitchen table as a family & eat a yummy meal & talk about our day. And every night my husband & our 19 year old son thank me for a great meal. (not bad after over 20 years of marriage).
My husband & our son always say that I have wreaked it for them to go out for a great restaurant meal as I make better at home. (I swell with pride). & the wonderful comments they give me when I bake cakes, cup cakes, cookies, slices, scones & quiches etc, make it all worthwhile & fills me heart with such happiness & pride. Both our little girls also love to help me in the kitchen, & their father & big brother will tell them what a fabulous job they did helping me bake (whatever it is we made) & then rave to them about how yummy the food is. The little girls get such a kick out of it.
I will also add that as much as I cook, none of my family have the slightest sign of a weight problem, except for me (due to low thyroid) so I have to be careful what I eat all the time. But we don’t have take away much & whatever I make we have some for supper & then I freeze it for lunch snacks for my husband & son.
So you are not alone in your love of baking. LOL

Fenella - posted on 09/08/2010

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I bake and sell the goods at the office - so it's fun, creative and generates cash!

Christine - posted on 09/08/2010

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i also love baking goodies for my family...gotta do it every weekend at least! especially my chocolate chip cookies! i barely get the first tray of them out of the oven before my daughter & husband are practically drooling over them & wanting to eat them before they cool enough. lol! so i guess u arent the last of the OFM's! :-)

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I love to bake also, I'm the kind of mum who likes to stay home, bake, cook, clean. I know some 'new age' mums think its belittling, but I like being an old fashioned wife and mummy.

Lisa - posted on 09/08/2010

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I bake as often as I can with a 6 month old! today, I made oatmeal raisin walnut cookies and caramel crispix! I love it when my husband comes home and his eyes get big when he sees the things I have baked. everyone in the house "fights" over my goodies! at christmas time, I make 6 different kinds of cookies!

Brenda - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love to bake.. It has to be one of my favorite things to do and to be honest it always has been. But now I have a reason to bake ALL THE TIME!!!!!

Lori - posted on 09/08/2010

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No it is not old fashion. As far as I am concerned, there are so many additives to food lately that I try to make food from scratch. Although it is not always that easy with 3 boys and sports. The kids love to help bake, and it teaches them about sizes and numbers. My sister is the betty crocker in the family, but I try for my kids sake. I have found that you can get great recipes for meals as well as baked goods on allrecipes.com. My husband loves coming home to goodies I made, he is like one of my boys!

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I am absolutely convinced that the big reason marriages in my grandparent's day was that women baked. They didn't have much say in household affairs and they rarely expressed frustration or anger. Except in the kitchen baking. Where else could a woman hit ,slap and punch something without becoming the talk of the town? My grandmother made LOTS of bread and pies- I guess she passed on her love of baking to me. I never get to do too much baking- but I do it when I'm mad or when I need to enjoys the smell of something baking. Last of the old fashioned moms? I hope not.

Barb - posted on 09/08/2010

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This subject is near and dear to my heart. I started baking for my older brother when he was going to college nights and yes, it has continued to present. I must admit that my family asks me to back off every now and then because their waistlines are starting to show the effects.LOL My vote is to tie the apron on and do what makes you and your family happy!!

Debbie - posted on 09/08/2010

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Well, I'm a grandma and I love to bake for my 3 grandsons (of course, that is what grandma's do.) I love when they come in to see what I'm baking but even more, I love for them to help me do the baking. The two oldest now let me know what they would like me to bake. I don't think that you're old-fashioned at all. I think you are building memories for them.

Rosie - posted on 09/08/2010

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No You are not alone! I love to bake! I bake alot and have been getting orders from friends for things. Baking is the most relaxing thing to do. I love to cook not just bake and Thank God I have a husband who loves to eat!

Monica - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love it! and enjoy being that old fashioned Mom,I think more women are too!

Cathy - posted on 09/08/2010

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I bake at least once a week except lately when the weather has bee so hot and humid in Nova Scotia. My son and husband (and everyone else) love my chewy chocolate chip squares. They don't last very long in my house! And due to allergies that my husband and I have, especially MSG, I cook most things from scratch also. Luckily my 3 1/2 year old loves to help especailly rolling and cutting cookies.

Roxanne - posted on 09/08/2010

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I LOVE being in the kitchen- my LO just turned one and I baked her cake from scratch! People thought I was mad. I also made little racecars out of finger biscuits and put jelly baby men in them & icecream cone clowns- I know she won't remember it but I had fun doing it and watching the kids eat them up!!!

Anita - posted on 09/08/2010

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you are not alone - i love to bake and my daughter who is 12 loves to bake - she is the cupcake queen in our house!

Mina - posted on 09/08/2010

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dont worry I luv to bake and cook for my family and friends......so may be that makes us 2, even if people say I am old fashined I willc arry on doing this as this gives me pleasure :0))))

Talea - posted on 09/08/2010

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You know I hadn't seen anyone really mention good ol' fashioned southern baking powde biscuits. I make those 3 or 4 times a week. I didn't mention them earlier becuase I consider that "just home cooking" but they are soo good and so easy, and some of the best things on earth first thing in the morning with a glass of sweet tea, or a cup of coffee, some sorgum or honey and a little butter. If you want something heavier nothing beats biscuits and gravy for stick to your ribs goodness either.

Geneive - posted on 09/08/2010

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I don't think it's "old fashioned" to like to bake . . . I LOVE to cook!!! It's one way of showing people that I care about them - I'm the "muffin lady" at work (and I don't even like muffins!) and love to see the joy on people's faces while they enjoy my goodies. Go for it and do what you love doing best . . .

Nicky - posted on 09/08/2010

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i really enjoy baking but found that i never had much time so it took a back burner for a bit but now i have more time i have started again and next summer am looking forwards to fruit picking and learning to make jams chutneys etc.

Talea - posted on 09/08/2010

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nope you are not alone, my kids and I love to bake together - we start with no bakes and work our way up, my oldest daughter now loves to bake also - she has made bundt cakes, crackers, attempted french bread, and we do all sorts of pies and quiches. :) Her favorite Christmas present from me was a full recipe box of recipes from our friends and family as well as all those recipes my mom started me with and I started her with. She cried. :) Now she is helping me sew her baby sisters Christining gown. :) She is also inheriting my hope chest this Christmas though she doesn't know it yet.

Candyce - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love to cook as long as there's no one else in the kitchen with me. Always have. It's just relaxing and my family loves food, so it's a win-win situation, lol. Especially pies and cakes and cookies and cheeses *drool*. Homemade cottage cheese (firm, shaped into balls) soaked in a jar of seasoned oil, with a basket of fresh seed rolls the size of your fist - the perfect snack.

Blessed Be

Julie - posted on 09/08/2010

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i love to bake and my kids are around the pan before it even cools begging to eat them. i love it cause my boys 17 and 12 today love to help and makes good family time and now i have a 3 mth old girl and i hope she will love it as much as my boys do. keep on baking.

Sandra - posted on 09/08/2010

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I absolutely love to bake. My 11 year old son also has the bug. There's nothing better than to see the people we love enjoying something we've created just for them. It enriches the soul. Nice to see I still have some sisters out there as well! = )

Ashley - posted on 09/08/2010

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If I could bake in an apron and heels a la June Cleaver, I totally would! I love baking and would do it every day, if my husband didn't mind so much. Alas, its put a few extra pounds under both of our belts.

Arlene - posted on 09/08/2010

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I agree I loved to bake cook and experiment in the kitchen, but now I have to work full time, and I also volunteer my time in the community so it really leaves me no time for th fun stuff!! Way to go!! One day I will be able go back to what I love!!

Pamela - posted on 09/08/2010

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There will never be 'the last' of these types of women.....considered "modern" or not. If modern means you are 20 to 30 years of age, then probably you are in what I would call the "box top" generation of moms who just don't CARE ENOUGH to take the time to bake. They have listened to 'society' tell them how to rear their children. Or, they were never taught or tried to learn on their own.

As for me, at 65 I am quite pleased to have been encouraged to learn how to cook (including baking) by my Mother and board the Board of Education as it set 'standards' for learning when I was in intermediate and high school.

Those kinds of classes no longer exist in the public school curiculums, but there are still those of us who love to bake. I am one. One of my favorite baking recipes is Dr. Feelgood's Cheesecake. It was what I baked for my sons' birthdays as they grew up, once I had the recipe in the 80's. Before then it was the usual birthday cakes with frosting, etc.

I will have to say that cooking is one of the age-old energies of this planet. Baking is a gift when received and should be shared, as you are doing with your family. ENJOY BAKING, I do even though I now bake for friends and community members rather than for family members who are now grown and on their own.

Tammi - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love to bake but it's just me and the little one so I don't really do it. The best part about baking is you KNOW what's going in the stuff you're making, so I don't find it old-fashioned at all. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, too so I don't know if I'll be baking anything sweet any time soon.

Deb - posted on 09/08/2010

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I bake a lot with my daycare kids! They LOVE it and it is an opportunity they don't always get at home. One day we made cookies and I had a little boy put the egg in. Well - I did not realize he had never baked before - so that is what he did he put the "whole" egg in shell and all! LOL

Tanya - posted on 09/08/2010

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I love to bake! I would very much say our family has a lot of "old fashion" values. I do enjoy baking and trying new recipes, I love the look on my families face when they see that cake cooling on the counter or anything else I put there to cool. I not only like to bake I like to cook. I am glad I am able to have the time to do so.

Marlene - posted on 09/08/2010

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Hope not, old fashioned moms make traditions on the family. I'm a granny but love to bake and cook, I give you a gold star!

Seema - posted on 09/08/2010

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I would love to know if anyone has any healthy but tasty muffin recipes. I think my best bet is to find a recipe that tastes great but has the bad stuff substituted for other things where you can't tell that it is there!

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