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