Baking with Mom


Lisa Alioto

01 December 2020 28 comments

As a small child I used to love to bake with Mom.  Mom was such fun (and still is) and it was a great time to mix up a surprise for dad for dinner or a treat for us later.   The memories that we shared, the memories that my Mom made happen.  Priceless!

I Scribbled in the Betty Crocker Cookbook

As much as Mom cherished that Betty Crocker cookbook, she would see me scribble over recipes and she would let me do it.  In hindsight I know I was ruining her nice cookbook and making a mess of the pages.

But now, we look back over that same cookbook and see my scribbles and share a smile.  For that was little Lisa up to some mischief again.  And again, it was Mom being a fun Mom and letting me do so.  Knowing that the memories it would bring would be much more valuable than a “clean” recipe page.

She Let Me Lick the Beaters

I know you aren’t supposed to eat raw batter but never once have I gotten sick from it.  And as a child my sweet Mom would not only let me lick the beater but I swear she always left some extra batter on those beaters for me to have a bit more to lick.

In reality, not a big deal.  But it tells you about the kind of Mom I had.  She always wanted to make me happy in every way she could, right down to leaving me extra batter on the beaters to lick.  She’s never failed me!

I Ate A LOT of the Treats

As a kid, I was definitely a gobbler of all that was sweet and yummy.  Always by the time we were done baking my little tummy was usually full with all the licks that she let me sneak in.  But then there was the tasty treats right out of the oven.  Mom was just as generous.  Oh…. Those treats were glorious.  As glorious as my Mother was then and is now!

What are your childhood memories with Mom?

Did you bake with your Mom or Grandmother?  Was some other task your “together” task?   What did you love to do with you Mom as a child that sticks with you today?  That you do with your own daughter now perhaps?

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28 thoughts on “Baking with Mom

  1. My favourite memories from my childhood are with my nana. My entire family was white besides me when I was growing up, so when we’d go to the seaside they’d all want to sunbathe, which was boring and pointless for me. So I’d go to the arcades with my nana as she loved playing the money drop machines, and I’d play them with her or play on one of the video arcade games

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Those sound like wonderful memories that you shared with your nana!

  2. My favorite memories of cooking together were actually with my dad as a kid! He taught me how to make an omelette and French toast. My mom taught me how to make a melted cheese sandwich! I think my mom was just scared I’d hurt myself in the kitchen (or burn the house down). My dad was the rebel who let me try as a child ?

    1. Lisa Alioto

      That is awesome Naveen – I’m glad you have those heart-warming memories of your parents!

  3. Such a lovely post, I have fond memories of baking and cooking with my mum too. She taught me pretty much all I know!

    Anika |

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Aren’t those times just a treasure! 🙂

  4. These sound like lovely memories. I loved getting to lick the spoon too.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Oh the spoon and the beaters – yum!

  5. I used to love baking with my mum and licking the beaters after, it was the best part!

  6. Lisa Alioto

    It sure was, wasn’t it!

  7. My mother wasn’t one for baking, sadly, so I don’t have any baking memories with her. But Flora and I bake together sometimes and we share the licking of the beaters 🙂

    1. Lisa Alioto

      The beater licking is the best! 🙂

  8. This sounds like so much! I love cooking and baking ?

    1. Lisa Alioto

      I do too Demi! It was great fun!

  9. I used to bake with my grandmother a lot when I was little, I seem to recall making jam tarts a lot x


    1. Lisa Alioto

      Mmmm that sounds delicious!

  10. Well, Lisa, thanks for sharing your sweet memories of baking with your mum. My mum wasn’t a baker, but she was a great cook. She used to make rice pudding( Kheer), and she always let us lick the pan, and we used to do with fingers, and what not!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Rice pudding – that sounds like a pan I’d like to lick! How fun!

  11. Some lovely memories here. My Mum and I didn’t ever really bake a lot when I was younger. She’s never been a huge baker so neither have I!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thanks Jenny – the holidays always seem to bring up memories like this

  12. Awe I have those same memories of baking with my mom. That was always a good time!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Agreed – priceless memories!

  13. It is great when you can reflect back on memories with mom. It is great that your mom let you do the littlest things for the sake of happiness!

    Nancy ✨

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Yes, I am so grateful for her and all that she is!

  14. This is such a sweet post. I used to bake with my grandma and I loved it!

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thanks Alex – I’m glad you had those experiences too!

  15. This really brought a smile to my face reading. I now really don’t like baking but do have some fond memories of doing it with my mum when I was a child. And who doesn’t love to lick the beaters?? Lovely post.

    1. Lisa Alioto

      Thank you Lindsey – glad it brought back fond memories! 🙂

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