Yet another sad day in the United States. Innocent lives taken and too many injured. There are many political opinions flying around on Facebook right now, that I have chosen not to read.
This, however, caught my eye. From this day on, this is how I will explain these events to my children.
Mr. Rogers is so right. If you look at all of the footage from the recent tragedies, you will always see swarms of people risking their lives to help the wounded. True heros. Yes, there were people running from the explosion site (which is probably what I would have done, especially if I had been with my children), but look at how many people stayed to help. To them, I say thank you.
Baking is a labor of love for me. If I could bake a basket of goodies for each one of these brave heros, then I would. If I could post each one of their photos on my blog, then I would. Because, to me, these are the people that deserve the media footage, not the bombers.
And with that I give you this recipe, because this is for sure one of the items that I would be putting in their baskets.
- Snickerdoodle Blondies
- 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Blend together butter and brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Slowly add to butter/ sugar mixture and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
Grease or line a 9x13 in pan.
Pour batter into the greased pan.
In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle over blondie batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min.
To the victims and their families are prayers go out to you.