At least…

… someone is using my kitchen! The kids decided to take matters into their own hands and make themselves a big batch of cookies. They chose to make cookies with coconut, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. They used this recipe and just substituted 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for white chocolate chips and omitted the almonds. They cranked up the pop music (sigh, the things we do for our children) and got ready to bake while I snapped a few pictures. They ended the afternoon by eating a freshly baked cookie while doing homework. The cookies look amazing and the whole family tells me they are extra delicious – probably because the kids put so much love into them!

A quick note to say THANK YOU for all of the wonderful e-mails and comments you have sent my way. I am so thankful for all of your positive thoughts and kind words. I have been getting my back and muscles worked on a lot this week and I am hoping to start feeling better soon.  

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32 Responses to “At least…”

  1. 1

    Peggy Recker — January 17, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Your kids are darling, they look very “professional”. Hope you get better soon!

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    Larry — January 17, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    The only thing better than your kids wanting to is you letting them do it -way to go mom

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    Carmen Rosa — January 17, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    ¡¡¡ Guapisimos….son preciosos tus hijos !!!! Gracias por compartir las fotos.
    Pam, espero que estés mejor.
    Un abrazo desde España.

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    Katie — January 17, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Cute kiddos and yummy looking cookies!! I hope Sarah Sterling likes the kitchen too!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 17, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Awwww so cute! So glad you shared these pictures. Your kids should start their own blog 🙂

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    Diane — January 17, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    Sorry I have missed a few posts. Hope the back soon gets better. Take care Diane

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    Nicole(Whole Strides) — January 17, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    They look like they have it totally under control! Did they make a huge mess? My kids so much as pour a bowl of cereal and there’s a huge mess.

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    gloria — January 17, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Pam your kids are cute and amazing!!!
    Hope you really feel better soon!!!hugs!

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    chatelaine — January 17, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    cutest set of pictures ever! great kids 🙂

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    Susan — January 17, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    How neat! They did a terrific job of working together! Those cookies look perfect! You must have been proud! Now … a question. Did they do as good a job at cleaning up after all the cooking fun? That was always my mom’s bugaboo whenever I baked as a kid.

    As for your back, I sure hope the back therapy is working well! Get well soon!

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    teresa — January 17, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    too precious!

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    Mary — January 17, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Your kids are getting so big, Pam! I’m glad that they are taking care of you and you are starting to feel better.

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    Kim in MD — January 17, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Oh my gosh….how precious are your children, Pam? They are SO adorable! You have taught them well, Mom! I am so glad your back is feeling somewhat better and you are on the mend. I am sending virtual hugs your way, and hoping you are able to get back n the kitchen cooking up amazing recipes soon!

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    Katarina — January 17, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Oh, the kids are so cute! Get well soon!

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    Joanne — January 17, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Aww how sweet of them to bake for you!! They’ve got their momma’s cooking abilities, I think. 😛

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — January 17, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    So happy to read that you are feeling better, Pam. Back pain is the worst. You have two very cute little bakers there. Looks like they are taking after there mama.

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    Martha — January 17, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    Those cookies look yummy and your cute kids did a great job! I hope you will get your wish to do some cooking this weekend! I can identify with your immobility though. That was my lot last Spring. Very painful! Get better quickly!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 18, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    wow You have really sweet kids. And these cookies look just great! Salute to the bakers!
    Get well soon, Pam.

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    Janis — January 18, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    That is awesome! Way to go kids!

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    Kris — January 18, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    What a darling post! I was so sorry to see you have hurt your back!!! Back injuries are very touchy. Stay down…and get better!!!
    I have been sick all week, and am behind on blogging. But this one of your kids in the kitchen sure tickled me!!!!!

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    Deb — January 18, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    These pics are so cute! I loved helping people bake when I was a kid too. 🙂
    I hope your back is feeling better than it was.

  22. 22

    Marjie — January 18, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    The kids are getting so big! They’re adorable! Glad they’re keeping the house in cookies.

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    Lia — January 18, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Amazing!! Well done kids!!
    The cookies look fantastic and the kids look so focused and organised!!

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    Karen — January 18, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    They look so yummy. My 9 year old loves to bake. I can’t say she’s that tidy though, and she certainly wouldn’t sit there and do her homework! She’d be too busy licking bowls and spoons.

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    mia xara — January 18, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    How adorable they are!!! Very dedicated to complete the job too, I may say… Glad you’re getting better, Pam! 🙂

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    Chris — January 19, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    “but I am on my way back to normal” I hate to break it to ya, but you were never normal! (ha ha, just kidding, laughter is the best medicine!)
    WOW! You just barely missed me with that cast iron pan you threw at me…you must be feeling better 🙂

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    Susan C — January 19, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

    Your daughter’s “scrutinizing” pose is priceless.
    Three cheers for raising kids who know their way around the kitchen!

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    Rhonda — January 20, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I loved all of these photos, and I am listening to pop music right now… haha. I love that they are so focused and serious about getting those cookies right. Sending more healing vibes!

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    vanillasugarblog — January 20, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    ouch, sorry about your back!
    your little helpers have gotten so big
    gosh i remember when they were just wee ones!!
    (have we been blogging that long now?)
    feel better!!
    (sorry i’m always m.i.a)

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    The Duo Dishes — January 20, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    Sending you well wishes! Good thing you have little helpers to keep the oven going.

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    Jenn — January 21, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    That is so cute! I’m glad you have little helpers to keep the kitchen filled with delicious foods!!

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    Culinary Cory — January 25, 2013 @ 6:16 am

    The pictures are just too cute. I love it when kids have an interest in cooking.

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