See, I want my daughter to help in the kitchen as soon as she is ready. I want her to know how to cook for herself and have a good relationship with food. I think it's important to know how to take care of yourself and understand where your food comes from, how best to get it and what to do with it when you've got it.
I love my mom and she did the best she could but she was always nervous with us in the kitchen. She was always yelling for us to get out and let her do what she had to do. I get it. But my best memories are the times we were allowed in there. Making pies for Thanksgiving. Making sugar cookies for Christmas and getting to decorate them with all kinds of fun stuff. But I didn't get out of there knowing too much else about food.
So, we join the CSA available to us. We go to the farmer's market and try new things like fresh, local milk. We grow veggies and herbs in the backyard and we get our meat from local vendors. All so she understands food and how to use it. And the health benefits aren't bad either.
Now, back to that icing.. .