This girl LOVES to cook!!! If I am baking anything Zoe will quickly go to the closet and grab the footstool and set it up next to me. She has actually gotten pretty good at measuring the sugar and flour and cracking the eggs. When we first started cooking together, most of the flour and sugar ended up on the floor or counter top. After each ingredient she adds to the bowl she always sticks her little nose in the bowl and smells. Maybe she learned this from our dogs who like to stick their little noses by your mouth and smell your breath. Who knows? After everything is mixed and we pour the batter into the pans Zoe puffs up her chest and is so very proud of herself for a job well done and anyone that eats something Zoe has made, she makes sure they know that Zoe made it! Today our treat was pumpkin bars and oh were they good! I can remember growing up eating these at our church! Once a month after night service we would have a cookie/bar social and I would always scout out the pumpkin bars! So I got this recipe from my Sunday school teacher and wanted to share it with you. Make sure you top them with Cream Cheese frosting. I love the recipe because it makes 2 pans so keep one and give one to a friend!
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Pumpkin
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Cup Oil
2 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp. Baking soda
2 tsp. Cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and pour in a greased pan. Bake at 350 for 25 min.
you can either pour in 2 pans for bars or 1 9x13 pan for more like a cake. If you use
the one pan it will take a little longer to cook.
Our next creation---TACO SOUP!!! I love this for dinner it is so easy and yummy!! As you can see, Zoe is not so crazy about the Garbanzo Beans! She always picks them out and lays them on her napkin! I like to make the soup a little on the spicy side and in the picture of Zoe's mouth open wide she is expressing to us her mouth is on fire and she "needs a dwink!"