Sunday, April 10, 2011


Hi, Everybody.  My name is R E I D.  I am Cheri’s 8-year old grandson and I will be your guest blogger today.  (My sister got to do this last week and Cheri wanted to give me a turn, too…she’s nice that way!)

Girls aren’t the only ones who can cook.  My daddy is a great cook and I like to do it sometimes too.  My favorite part is cracking eggs.  Today I am making Pumpkin Snack Bars.  (I’m not sure if I’m going to like it....I’ve never eaten pumpkin before.  I wonder if it’s as good as peanut butter and jelly?)

The mixer is fun too….v a r o o m!!!

        Don’t you sit on the counter when you cook?

 Hmmm....looks a little like MUD to me....

 I think I’ll play a few computer games while it’s baking…….

 Cheri said I could grow up to be a CHEF…but I don’t think so.  I like cooking with Cheri….but I’d much rather be doing this….

 or  this…..

or this…

It’s ready!!!  Yummy frosting on top.  I wanted to put a jack-o-lantern face on it but Cheri said it wasn’t HALLOWEEN!

                    Come visit us and I’ll give you a piece.

Here’s the recipe:


 1 pkg. spice cake mix                       
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
1 cup Miracle Whip dressing
3 eggs

 Frosting:  3 ½ cups powdered sugar
                    2 Tbsp. milk
                    1 stick butter or margarine, softened
                    1 tsp. vanilla

Blend cake mix, pumpkin, salad dressing, & eggs with mixer on medium speed until well blended.  Pour into greased 13x9” baking pan.  Bake @ 350 for 32-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely (in pan) on wire rack. 

Frosting:  blend butter, powdered sugar, milk, & vanilla with mixer on low speed until moistened.  Beat on high until light & fluffy.  Spread over cooled cake. 

Note:  you can add 8 oz. cream cheese to frosting & keep refrigerated until serving time.


  1. Reid! What a great job you did posting for your grandma!!! And, you are just about cute too!!!!

  2. Reid love this recipe...I like the mixer sounds!!You did a great job. I know your Grandma is proud of you.Who cleaned up the mess?Hope to see you cook some more.

    From your Grandma's friend in Tx...Cindy

  3. I am so, so hungry now!! I've never had pumpkin bars but I'd love to have some of these!

    I don't know if you're interested in girls yet - but I can tell you that girls love a guy that can cook and the pictures you've chosen for yourself are bound to attract a lot of girls!

  4. With those blue eyes, cooking skills, and athletic ability that boy will be fighting off the ladies in a few years! It's fun to cook with grandkiddos isn't it? The recipe looks easy and delish!

  5. Well Reid, it looks like you did not only a good job of baking, but also of blogging! Congratulations on your post and thanks for the recipe. My grandfather was a chef, but I understand you wnating to play ball or fish instead, at this age. You've got time to decide, so in the meantime, just have fun doing those things that you like! Great post, Cheri!

  6. Well done Reid!
    I think I will try out your recipe too!
    And don't you have the most beautiful blue eyes!
    Tell Grandma hi and that I hope she is doing well!

  7. Hi Reid, you and your sister each did a great job blogging and baking. Tell your grandma that these are the most fun posts I've ever read! I wish I was there to have some cake with all of you, but I'm sure it's all gone by now!

    Have a wonderful Spring!

  8. Reid, you are such a cutie. It wouldn't matter how the cake tasted~ if you baked it, I'm sure Chari thought it was the most delicioius thing ever. Cute post! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Is it as good as p'nut butter and jelly? laurie

  9. What a handsome grandson you have! He has the most gorgeous blue eyes. Isn't it fun being a Grandma!

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  10. Yummy, thanks for posting this recipe REID! You are handsome and talented:)

    Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

  11. You're ready for the cooking channel. Great work.

  12. How adorable! What a cute and talented guy!!

  13. Well, Reid, was it as good as peanut butter & jelly? For me I bet I would choose the pumpkin bars as I love pumpkin. I like Peanut Butter plain--no jelly.


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