Wednesday, March 12, 2014


As soon as we arrived at Superwoman's house this weekend, Thatbaby noticed the beautiful spread of food on the counter.  "Want eat something" he announced as he eyed the fruit and goodies.

I apologized for his eagerness to devour her house and home, and she laughed, noting that Supertoddler had done something very similar the last time they visited a friend.

Children are fantastic at getting right to the root of all that is good.  And a lot of times that includes food.

Like sweet, dense, chewy bars that are lightly dusted with sugar. 

These Noels are incredibly easy to make.  One of my favorite type of recipes, where you dump the ingredients together, stir and pour into a pan.  Like brownies, but without the chocolate.

Noels (From the Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
5 Tbsp flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
2 Tbsp butter
confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Beat the eggs and vanilla in an electric mixer.
  2. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and nuts. Add to the eggs and mix.
  3. Melt the butter in a 9x9 pan.  Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Turn out onto wax paper, buttered side up and dist lightly with confectioners' sugar.  Cut into squares.


  1. A toddler knows a good thing when they see it!

  2. i'm sure I made similar requests when I was his age...I was all about food all the time!