My kitchen is 30 years old! You’ve seen it in my YouTube videos. There’s such atrocities as pink Formica counter tops and bright, peeling, white cabinets. What was I thinking way back when?!

Well, my next baking video that I make for you will be in the newly renovated kitchen. Yes. I am getting a kitchen face lift. I know that I should be thrilled to be getting a new kitchen, but part of me is a little sad.

Don’t get me wrong, I am lucky that I can swing this renovation, but I am not complaining because I am being a baking diva. Really! The whole process is unbelievably layered with thousands of both large and little decisions that you must live with for eternity. To me this is stressful.

Not to mention that during the renovation you can’t use the kitchen or even be in the vicinity! The kitchen is MY room. I spend at least 95% of my time there and I love every minute of it.

I am getting quite sentimental about destroying the old kitchen. My kids grew up in that kitchen, and we have so many memories in THAT room, of great times creating foods together.

When the kids were too young I put them on the counter top to watch me as I made meals and baked desserts. I even talked to them as if I was explaining to them what I was doing; like we were having our very own little cooking show, even though they could not understand what I was saying or doing.

As they got older, my kids happily joined me offering to stir or mix the ingredients for a recipe. Many memories were made.

On the schedule for the re-model of what gets done when, the first day is labeled as “Demo” day. Demo means DEMOLITION, where they remove everything I associate with this kitchen in order to start from scratch.

Am I excited to have a kitchen where the cabinets are not falling off the hinges? A kitchen where all the leaky ceiling stains can be removed and painted over? Absolutely. But a piece of my family’s history will be torn down and taken away. Getting a bit teary now. Do you hear music from the world’s smallest violin?

We will certainly create new memories in the new kitchen, which I do look forward to. I, also, look forward to creating more videos on baking for you that you may find more eye appealing.

Until then.

Happy Baking!

Chef Gail