May 20, 2013 by Emily
I had a rough day at work today, and all I wanted throughout teaching stir crazy 8th graders were my dads oatmeal raisin cookies…but when I got home I realized I didn’t have raisins! GAH! Really universe?! I decided to wing it and came up with these cherry almond oatmeal cookies, and I have to say they really helped turn my day around!
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup call purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup dried cherries
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth, lower the mixer speed to gently incorporate the flour,baking soda and salt. Fold in the oats, almonds and cherries until just incorporated and your ready to roll!
Ready to roll dough that is! Take heaping tablespoons of cookie dough and roll into balls, placing on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake in the center of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are just golden.
Hopefully you all had a better day than me, but nothing beats a homemade cookies to make any day even better!
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March 4, 2013 by Emily
Have I mentioned that I think cooked oatmeal is gross? I know it’s filling, and inexpensive and good for me… but eating a warm bowl of mush is just not my thing. Thats not to say that I don’t start everyday with oats, but oatmeal is not my thing. I just started making oatmeal smoothies and I’m HOOKED!
These smoothies are filling and healthy, but manage to taste like a milkshake!
What You’ll Need:
1 Cup Milk (I use Soy or Almond milk)
1/3 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 Medium Frozen Banana, Sliced
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
Put everything in a blender until all ingredients are smooth, pour in a glass and enjoy!!
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