Posts tagged ‘Oats’

December 7, 2011

It’s Alive!



I always thought my Nan would buy red and green Rice Krispies.  Since no other family member has been able to find them, I’m thinking that was an incorrect assumption.  It’s more likely that she put a lot of time and love into her cookies and dyed them.  So I did too, because no one likes a drab cookie at Christmas.


Just butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, chocolate chips and M&M’s.


The dry is literally everything but the kitchen sink.  It’s what makes these cookies so so so good.  Flour, baking soda, baking powder, oats, walnuts, coconut, crispies, salt.



Bake for about 10 minutes in a 375* oven.


Ranger Joes

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup M&M’s
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Cream butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix in chocolate chips and M’&M’s.  Mix dry ingredients and add to wet until thoroughly combined.  Drop onto baking sheet.  Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.  Test your self control.  Winking smile



The broken ones totally did not make it to the cookie tins.  Ooops.  Open-mouthed smile


30 Minutes Movement:  More yoga.  Tough to do after the baking, but it got done.  I feel extra accomplished now!

December 1, 2011

Decadent Dinner


Sinful?  Definitely not.  It just looks that way.

I used this recipe for whole wheat waffles.  They’ve got a real kick of fiber!

I used these strawberries from the freezer.  They were super juicy!

While the waffles were cooking, about 4 cups of defrosted strawberries were mashed and heated until boiling.  I add about 1 tablespoon corn starch to thicken and 1 tablespoon sugar to sweeten just a tad.  They were slightly tart, but I like them that way.  You can always add more sugar if you prefer.


Served piping hot with a dollop of whipped cream makes for a divine dinner.  If I didn’t know any better I’d think I was treating myself to a real splurge!


What’s your favorite waffle topping?


30 minutes moving:  Neighborhood walk to enjoy the Christmas lights.

Activity Factoid:  There are two types of physical activity, baseline activity and health enhancing physical activity.  Baseline activity is any movement to preform activities of daily living.  Health enhancing physical activity is intentional movement, added to baseline activity to improve health.  Baseline activity is good for you, because the more you move the better.  However, you also have to make a conscious effort to add health enhancing movement to your life to reap the benefits of decreased disease risk and improved health.