Recipe and Review: Page by Paige

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in Food, Stories

There’s nothing sweeter than a good book and treats made by your mama. 


In Page by Paige, Paige is a 16-year-old artist being raised by two writers who has no interest in writing.  Through her art notebook, a collection of drawings, she finds herself through her drawing and finds confidence as an artist and person.

Though I’m not one for graphic novels, I loved this.  As an artist and writer, I related with so much of what Paige struggles with: feeling like an alien in your own family, filling like you can’t relate to others, total social awkwardness, living in your head, self-criticism, taking criticism for others and putting your art and soul into the world…

It can make you feel very, very crazy.


Paige captures all this in a cute, sweet way.  I loved it so much I read it three times.


Then I ate a ton of these.

Mom and Danielle came over to celebrate the Babies’ birthday and brought these tasty twists on cookie bars.


Let’s just hope librarians don’t mind sticky pages.


Mom’s Cookie Bars

Printable version

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cups quick oats

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups butterscotch chips

1 1/3 cups coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans


Mix butter and quick oats and press in pan.  Pour sweetened condensed milk over crust.  Layer coconut, chips and pecans.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes until lightly browned.  Cut in squares and serve. 


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36 Responses to “Recipe and Review: Page by Paige”

  1. Maris (in Good Taste) Says:

    ooh, looks like a yummy treat! Go Mom!

  2. Lady Fi Says:

    Mmm… looks delicious!

  3. Chewthefat Says:

    I wish I had developed my visual arts skills more, along with my writing skills (although it’s never too late)!

  4. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Says:

    I thought that was cheese on top at first. I can’t believe you read the book 3 times. It really must be good!

  5. gloria Says:

    How sweet is your mommy:) look delicious!

  6. Katherine Says:

    Nothing sweeter than a visit from Mom, especially when she has freshly baked goodies!

  7. Cafe Fashionista Says:

    This book sounds delightful; and those Cookie Bars…yum! :)

  8. The Café Sucré Farine Says:

    Your mom looks so nice and these cookie bars …. well let’s just say I don’t think I could eat one!

  9. Faith Says:

    Oooh, those cookie bars look so good! Love butterscotch!

  10. Mary Says:

    I love fully loaded cookie bars like this. Your mama rocks. That book sounds like a fun read. I’m not usually a big fan of graphic novels either, but I’m going to keep my eyes open for this one. Thanks! Have a fabulous day!

  11. Channon Says:

    My dad would have loved those cookie bars. He adored butterscotch AND sweetened condensed milk. Me? My teeth hurt just typing that!

  12. Teri Says:

    Sounds like a very interesting book. I don’t think I’ve ever checked out a graphic novel before. Thanks for the recipe -those look yum!

  13. Mary Says:

    Those cookie bars really look delicious. Your Mom is a keeper. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  14. Pam Says:

    I am having a hard time reading most of the font on this post? Is it just me? Anyway, I think your mom made you treats and they look tasty!

  15. Natasha Says:

    Page by Paige sounds really cool, and those cookie bars look yum-licious.

  16. (FL) Girl with a New Life Says:

    Wow. Paige is quite the talent.

  17. Carol @There's Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    Looks like a terrific book. Those bars look fantastic, there’s nothing like a treat by moms :)

  18. April Says:

    Have mercy…those cookie bars look divine!

  19. Ramona Says:

    How sweet of your Mom! They look good.

  20. Krysten Says:

    Mmmm looks good!

  21. Natalie Says:

    I could go for some cookie bars right now!

  22. Mary Jo Says:

    yum yum, but definitely on the forthcoming healthy eating diet i’m contemplating!

    xo mary jo

  23. Marjie Says:

    Librarians won’t mind sticky pages if you bring them samples of why the pages are sticky!

  24. Jennifer Says:

    Another delicious looking cookie that you’re making me try? Okay!

  25. Melissa B. Says:

    Home cooking is absolutely the BEST, ain’t it? :)

  26. Leslie Says:

    Sounds like a super tasty treat! I know someone who loves graphic novels; maybe I’ll get that for her. Thanks for the review!

  27. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    Lovely looking cookie bars Duckie! I had some trouble reading some of the captions though :)

  28. Dewi Says:

    Simply yummy cookie bar! Everything that mom makes always taste delicious.

  29. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    The cookie bars look delicious, all my favorite ingredients.

  30. Kelly Deneen Says:

    You lost me at cookie bars. ;)

    I hope you are doing well!

  31. Kimberly Says:

    Oh my goodness, those look amazing. Sinful, but amazing.

  32. peachkins Says:

    This looks really good!

  33. savvy gal Says:

    i can smell the cookies already.

  34. Frugal in WV Says:

    Okay those cookies look yummy! Great looking recipe :)

  35. Cakelaw Says:

    Those look so good – a shame we don’t get butterscotch chips here.

  36. grace Says:

    butterscotch chips have a strange and strong power over me…these look amazing!

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