If You Can’t Take the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

If October thru December isn’t your favorite time of the year, we cannot be friends. The holidays are time to be spent with your loved one and cherish the memories you make with them. You can’t put a price on memories and those are better than any other presents you could receive.
For the past five years in December, my sister and I have made a mess of her kitchen, had numerous tears from laughing so hard, huge epic fails and yet we still come back the next year to do our annual holiday goodie baking. We spend all day making an assortment of goodies from Peanut Butter Balls, Rocky Road Candy, Cookies, Fudge and any new treat we find on Pinterest we want to attempt to make.
We feel obligated to slave our day away in the kitchen once a year because my Brother-in-law’s Co-workers get very upset if they don’t get to gain their annual 15 pounds during the holidays. The past two years my niece Addison, who is now 4 ½ going on 16, has attempted to help us in the kitchen while making the treats. Getting Addi started young in the kitchen has helped her not be picky with her food choice, she sees how it is made and actually gets excited because she helped make it too. My sister and I think this is a great tradition to have and keep going, so over the years as our family grows we can keep making more memories.
I really do thing baking in the kitchen for the whole day has really brought my sister and me closer together. She is 9 years older than I, so now I am not the bratty little sister that follows her around, I am her best friends that she would have no idea what to do with her life if I wasn’t in it.

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In Sisterhood,
Hannah Boehm

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