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I run across so many young ladies who do not know how to cook. They can't even boil water. They're content eating top ramen and canned soup. Not my girls. I want them to develop a love for cooking, baking and being in the kitchen. I often have them help me prepare meals or bake something. I know sometimes it'd be easier to just do it myself, and there are times when I'm in a hurry that I just do it. But, if they ask I try not to discourage it. If they see a cookbook they like, we try to buy it. For my oldest daughter a friend put together a binder cookbook and placed various recipes in it. I hope to make a binder style notebook cookbook for each girl throughout the years, that I can add favorite recipes and when they graduate pass it on to them. In the notebook, separate it with categories, a tip section, maybe even a "story" section of funny escapades in the kitchen as they grew up. With each typed recipe, put a little note with special tips, why you like it, etc.. When my girls leave our home, I want them to feel totally comfortable in a kitchen. Oh, and this goes for boys too...no reason they can't learn to cook and love the kitchen.