Sunday, April 17, 2011

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Here is a yummy recipe for soft oatmeal cookies that I think you're going to love. Easy to make and very little prep time involved. 

Start by softening 1 cup of butter. I used stick butter and just put it in the microwave for about 25 seconds. Mine came out looking like this and worked just fine.

Add 1 cup of white sugar to your butter.

Add 1 cup packed brown sugar to your butter and white sugar.

Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together for a few minutes.

Add 2 eggs, one at a time, creaming the mixture between each egg.

Cream the butter, sugars and eggs until it is smooth and creamy.

Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and cream some more.

In a separate bowl mix 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix well with a fork.

Add your flour mixture to your butter mixture a little at a time. I put about 1/3 the flour mixture in at a time and mix well.

Here's another one of me mixing and pouring. My daughter, Alyssa, helped me and was able to take pictures :)

Mix well until it's smooth and creamy.

Add 3 cups of rolled oats - add one at a time and mix well between cups.

Your mixture will look like this. At this point, cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour.

When your dough is chilled for about an hour, drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. P.S. As you can tell, this is my favorite cookie sheet :) It needs to be retired, but I haven't found one to replace it yet. Can't hardly beat an Oneida.

When your cookie sheet is full, bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. 

Yummy! This recipe makes about 3 dozen soft and yummy oatmeal cookies.

Enjoy! Let me know how they turn out if you add any nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, etc.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vegetable Sandwiches

Here's an excellent healthy summer alternative that is sure to please! These sandwiches have a wonderful flavor and are super easy.

Egg Plant
Bread of choice
Pesto Sauce
Olive Oil

You can use any vegetable that you want as long as you can grill them. I didn't have zucchini this time so I just left it out - but I have used squash instead of zucchini also and that was really good, too.

Peel and slice the eggplant and zucchini or squash. Slice the tomato and onion.

Preheat your grill while slicing veggies. Place veggies on grill and heat thoroughly. I like to brown them slightly so that they get soft.

While veggies are grilling, slice choice of bread in half lengthwise and brush olive oil on the insides. Place finished veggies on top shelf of grill to keep warm while you grill the bread. The bread will only take a few minutes.

Spread pesto sauce on bread and then put veggies of choice to make a sandwich. Add a side of pasta or cottage cheese or fruit to keep it healthy. Here's a picture of the finished product ~


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Million Dollar Fudge Recipe

Million Dollar Fudge Recipe


4 1/2 cups sugar
1 large can evaporated milk
2 sticks butter or margarine
18 oz. chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups broken nuts

Bring sugar and milk to a boil in a saucepan - boil, stirring constantly for 10 (ten) minutes
Combine butter and chocolate chips in a large pan
Add boiling sugar mixture to butter and chocolate chip pan
Beat quickly until smooth and creamy
Add vanilla and nuts
Pour into an 8 X 12 inch pan - cool