Monday, September 16, 2019

Old Rolling Pin

I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me want to bake more goodies.  I think Jess and Nel feel the same way.  Jess recently made some chocolate cupcakes, and Francesca had the best time helping her.
 
I came across this old rolling pin in one of my cupboards.  Remember these?  It belonged to a dear relative who gave it to me many years ago.  I want to eventually pass it along to one of the girls, as they enjoy baking as well.

 
These cookies cutters are so old, and the gingerbread one belonged to my mom.  I've kept it all these years.  They used to have the handle on top to make it easier to cut the cookie dough.

 
 
Speaking of baking, here is Francesca getting into the baking spirit.
 
 
 
 
 
And here she is making pancakes
one morning with Papa.

 
Cookies are made with butter and love.
~Norwegian Proverb
 
 
Have a gentle week.
Have you baked anything lately?

~Sheri

36 comments:

Susie said...

Sheri, I loved the photos of your granddaughter baking. So sweet. I love seeing old cookie cutters. I have a few. I have a basket full of rolling pins for decor...haha, not so into baking these days. Blessings to all, xoxo,love you Susie

CiNdEe said...

Nothing better then baking with your granddaughter(-: Mine loves baking too. I have two old rolling pins I use. One belonged to a dear friend and the other one is marble, that another friend bought me years ago. I also have a bunch of antique ones I collected over the years.
Today I am baking sourdough bread that's about it for me. Have a great week!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - those photos are priceless - I want one of those cute little pink things to help me bake - maybe I would bake more. She is a living doll!
Sandie

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - I am like you - when autumn begins to arrive my baking needs grow :)! Your rolling pin is exactly like the one I use yet today. As for your granddaughter - she makes the sweetest baker I have seen! Hope your week is as gentle too. Will you have cooler weather where you live and leaves change? I think when the trees start to take on oranges and reds and bright yellows my soul begins to sing! Hugs Debbie

Pilar said...

Cuteness overload with all the pictures Sheri! Fall is my favorite time to bake!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Oh, what a treat! I bake chocolate pairs last week ;-)

Debby said...

No baking just yet. But soon...

Is it raining where you are? Woke up to gentle rain. Absolutely LOVE IT.

Sandi said...

Have a gentle week. I like that, :)

I like to bake things this time of year too. Maybe it's because I know Christmas is coming... even though it is 96 degrees outside here. Ha ha!

My mom had a rolling pin like that. Memories.

Louca por porcelana said...

Adorable post!Last Sunday I bake a cake with bananas and cinnamon,my mother in law's recipe.Have a lovely week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Look at the pretty aprons! They are all so cute! And it does feel like time to bake and it's always better with REAL butter! I've baked blueberry muffins TWICE lately! I can't eat them but hubby can and we share with others too. Sweet sugar free hugs....Diane

R's Rue said...

Yum.

It's me said...

No baking here.....but maybe this autumn i made a applecake..or something...mmmmmm...happy week love Ria 💕💕

Rose said...

I always look forward to fall and winter for baking when the heat from the oven will feel good. I have a rolling pin just like that...

Francesca looks just too cute for words! I bet she will be a good cook.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, we both have the same rolling pin. Fall does make us want to bake, doesn't it? Your cookies look yummy. I love the Norwegian quote! Francesca is such a cutie with Jess and her dad! They are good parents. My grands still love to bake with me at Christmas time or anytime of the year. I think they like eating the results more than making them, though.

Shirley Wright said...

Francesca is so pretty, and the cookies look good enough to grab right off the page and eat! Last Christmas I took one of my Grandson's ideas and mixed two boxes of cookie mix together ( I think chocolate chip and peanut butter) baked it in a square pan and cut into bars.
Everybody loved them! Thanks for a yummy post!

Tanza Erlambang said...

cute little kid looks so smart...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

First of all dear Sheri, your phrasing, "have a gentle week" rings so true to me right now. That was my prayer yesterday as I was driving into work. I asked the Lord to please "Give us a gentle day today at school." Baking with the children is such a memory-maker! There is nothing like creating the souvenirs of childhood like mixing the smells and textures and tastes of family love.

Jeanie said...

I had to do a couple batches of cookies last week for an event and it has jumpstarted me wanting to bake again (though right now I'm in a pesto zone!). I'll get ahead with some for our November sale soon!

Pam said...

I have been trying to get back into baking more. I am finding myself since being lost for months and months, with that I am feeling better so I am trying to do more things like bake...and since I am not a cooker I need to stick with baking! I did make some blueberrie bread the other day. YUM it was so good but things like that don't need to stay at my house so I end up giving 1/2 away....Should have sliced and froze. HAHA Cookies look YUMMY. So nice of Francesca to help out. SWEET....So Sheri, what are temps and weather like at your end of Calif?

Mellie said...

I have my Mom's metal cookie cutters just like those. I literally bake cookies 3-4 times a week. Just yesterday I baked a cake. There's always something yummy in the works in my kitchen!

Roberta said...

What a lovely family time! These cookies seem delicious!!
I haven't baked anything lately: here the weather it's still too hot to turn on the oven.
I wish you a joyful Autumn starting!
Roberta

Carla from The River said...

I am so happy to see that special family time with cooking and baking. We did the same with our boys. They loved to cook and bake with us. They both have interests in food today. Wanting to know where it came from, reading labels and watching for artificial foods. I think that all comes from teaching them at a young age.
I enjoyed this post!
Carla

Marilyn Miller said...

I have applesauce cake coming out of the oven momentarily. I love to bake. There is that very same rolling pin in am baking arsenal and I use to have that cookie cutter too. Francesca looks so cute in her baking garb and also partaking of the finished and very cute cupcake.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

So sweet, I really loved your granddaughter pics. I can imagine the pleasure you got after seeing them. I love baking but these days I'm not doing it. now I'm thinking to bake some cookies for my son. Franceska looks so cute, especially with her lovely cupcake.
Have a lovely weekend, with love <3
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Bety said...

Wow, how grown up Francesca is and how cute she is!
Like you, Sheri, the colder days make me turn on the oven and bake cookies with cinnamon flavors. We still have raspberries, peaches, delicious figs, and I enjoy their taste. There are plenty of grapes, but yes! - I baked and cookies :)

baili said...

Oh this is heartwarming dear Sheri :)))

Francesca is growing fast :)

i can never be tired looking at photo in which you are holding her lol such a beautiful image that fills spirit with peace and love of life automatically :)
you are looking in this image so young :)

so true that winters always awake appetite for cakes and cupcakes ,we also eat cake mostly in winters because want for such treats are less in summers for unknown reason
roiling pin and cookie cutter belong to your mother still look good ,i can imagine your emotional attachment to such gifts ,they are of supreme value among all other stuff because we feel close to our mothers when we hold them :)
great idea to pass them to your girls , you know when i think of doing so i find none ,may be some of my daughter in law will like to have them :)
your cookies look inviting :)
happy winters my friend and happy baking !
more blessings to you and your precious family!

somewhere on the avenue said...

The nearer it gets to Christmas to more I think of baking. I have one of these old rolling pins somewhere! Fairy cakes (cup cakes) are my favourite! x

nonie everythingsewing said...

How fun. Love baking with the grands, everything is so new to them. I can't get over the fact my beloved kitchen items are called vintage and my daughter is paying a fortune to collect Pyrex bowls! I gave her mine for her 'collection'.

I also gave her the egg beater, but I am holding on to the rolling pin.

Nonie

Carola Bartz said...

That little girl looks so adorable!
I used to have one of those rolling pins but I never really liked it and eventually donated it. I have worked with a French rolling pin for several years now and love how they evenly roll out the dough. I don't bake very much, but just recently I was thinking of making pumpkin bread and I will probably do that this weekend. I love to bake bread and I'm going to make a special Southwestern German breakfast "roll" for tomorrow's Sunday breakfast.

NanaDiana said...

I'm late getting here, Sheri. She is just adorable! LOVE her hair and I can't believe how big she is already.
I have my mom's and gramma's rolling pins--both are 'oiled' from all the years of rolling cookies, etc.with them. I hope each of my girls want one someday.
Have a great night and good Sunday- xo Diana

roughterrain crane said...

The photos are full of fun. Happy Sunday to your family!

Jill said...

Those cookies look amazing!!! But even better is those precious pictures and the memory making. I have a lot of these pictures with my girls as well and it seemed to go by so very fast. Enjoy every moment :-) Have a wonderful week ahead!

Blessings,
Jill

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Have a happy Monday Sheri, hope everything will be perfect <3
Kisses <3
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natalia20041989 said...

I am also a passionate for baking, especially when it is colder. Can't wait fir the time, when my son will join me☺ Actually I am bakung a big birthday cake for his 1st birhday this Saturday.Your pics are full of joy, The kids are so cute and those baked goods look amazing!

A Casa Madeira said...

What a beautiful family.
I love cookies, too bad they get so fat. lol
Abraços.

Laurel Wood said...

Francesca is darling. I don't do much baking these days but I do have mother's rolling pin from 1947. I often think of all the goodies she made with that rolling pin and the love she put into everything she made. This time of year makes me hungry for pumpkin pie!
xoxo