My grandmother was always baking from sun up to sun down, and I loved it when I could smell warm cinnamon and vanilla coming from the kitchen. She would be baking all of her famous cookies, cakes, pies, and candies that my family loved so much. I would be the first one there when she was pulling them out of the oven to watch and share the experience with her as she decorated them. I would add the sprinkles, as well as the candy toppings. She would let me put all of the festive icings she made on the cookies and cakes and then we would wrap and pack them to be put out on display for the whole family to enjoy.