When the girls and I bake, I am a stickler on the "no raw batter" rule. I fear salmonella will wreak havoc on their immature immune systems. With my own "mature" system, I throw caution to the wind and save the beaters, bowl, and spatula all for myself, sneaking these tastes of raw dough and batter when cleaning up the kitchen solo. Generally, I give myself a belly ache by ignoring this rule. Maybe the solution will be to involve my girls in the cleanup so I am not left alone with the temptation. Seems like a win-win to me.