I tend to jump to conclusions. I decide whether or not I may like a recipe before I even try it, so I’ve probably missed out on a lot of really amazing things. On the bright side, I usually love the dishes I make and rarely have one that bombs! My friend gave me this recipe for baked oatmeal, and it sat in my recipe file forever. She’s the same one who made me try the baked brie that I knew I’d hate (I didn’t) and the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that are my obsession in the fall. So after I finally tried this recipe, I realized I really need to trust her judgement and make everything she recommends — immediately! Continue reading
I know it’s not fall. But for me, pumpkin is not limited to a few months a year. Plus, today is drizzling and cloudy and rainy so it feels like fall. Pumpkin steel cut oats it is!
Start by toasting steel cut oats in the dry pan. I usually use medium heat and keep stirring them until they are fragrant and starting to brown. This makes it takes richer and more nutty. Continue reading
Last night I looked through my fruit and found a ton of apples that were past the pretty stage. They were downright wrinkly and I knew not one person in my family would touch them! But under that wrinkly skin was a perfectly good apple. So I peeled them all, chopped them into chunks and threw them in the fridge to use later. This morning I decided to use the first batch on apple oatmeal and came up with this recipe. Continue reading
My family doesn’t eat a lot of boxed cereal. It’s not because we don’t love it. Actually it’s just the opposite! Every morning we have cereal, they eat two bowls…and my husband loves it!! Therein lies the problem. He’s diabetic and carb laden milk on top of processed carbohydrate cereal is a sugar bomb. So in order to not tempt him, we keep it out of our house. Plus, I feel like my kids easily make it through until lunch without snacks when we eat something with complex carbohydrates or protein. Continue reading
I really do make things other than desserts. I know you won’t believe me if you’ve only been following my blog recently. For some reason, I have been exclusively posting these decadent treats. But I think you’ll thank me for this one!
We were baking bread today and one of my tricks is to bake something while the bread is rising in order to provide heat for the rising process without wasting a hot, empty oven. My kids decided cookies were the perfect thing to bake, but I was out of baking powder. How in the world does that happen? Anyway, I wanted to have a recipe that only used baking soda and I really wanted to utilize oatmeal. After a short trip on Pinterest, I found a recipe that my kids could easily make. They decided to change it up and this is what they came up with!