Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These cherry chocolate oatmeal cookies have not one, but two secret ingredients! Pure maple syrup to cut down on the amount of refined sugar necessary and shredded coconut to add moisture and chewiness! I kind of consider these my pantry dump cookies. A little bit of everything in the pantry mixed together creates one heck of a cookie. It seems … Read More

Homemade Oatmeal Scotchies

Classic chewy homemade oatmeal scotchies made soft with oatmeal and studded with butterscotch chips. I always thought oatmeal scotchies were like chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal added, but my sister corrected the error of my ways, telling me they are oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips added. Since they are her favorite cookie, she probably knows what she’s talking about. They … Read More

Whole Wheat Caramel Apple Cookies

whole wheat caramel apple cookie

Whole wheat oatmeal cookies studded with pieces of gooey caramel and chunks of whole apple. All the best flavors of a caramel apple, none of the mess!   The caramel apple.  Pretty much the most amazing fall dessert ever.  Also pretty much the most challenging to eat fall dessert ever.  And, if you were anything like me, you only wanted … Read More

Trail Food-No-Bake Energy Bars

No Bake Energy Bars

Nut-free, no-bake energy bars high in protein with no refined sugar. Perfect homemade camping and hiking snack for those high energy days! I like to be a bit outdoorsy.  But often what comes with the great outdoors is crazy raving hunger.  And I’m mean when I get too hungry.  So for the well being of everyone spending time with me … Read More

Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk and Chia Seeds

Overnight oats with chia and coconut milk

Easy, make ahead breakfast that’s healthy and delicious.  Overnight oats with coconut milk and chia seeds are sure to satisfy your hunger until lunch!   I know, overnight oats, kinda last year huh?  But, they one of the most perfect summer breakfasts.  With just a touch of prep work the night before, you have a cool, creamy, filling breakfast in … Read More

What is the difference between rolled oats and steel cut oats?

Rolled oats vs steel cut oats

  This year for Christmas, there were some steel cut oats into my stocking.  I had never seen steel cut oats before and was surprised by what they look like. I had heard great things about steel cut oats but had never seen them. Would they taste good?  They looked an awful lot like horse food.   But sure enough, … Read More