30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim

Those of you that know me are well aware that I’m NOT a morning person.  I try so hard to change my routine, and I’m still stuck in my night-owl rut.  I found this great article from Eat This, Not That: 30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim.  Tip #15 is Get…

Easy Breakfast: Crock Pot Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

The slow cooker is one of my favorite and most-used kitchen items, but typically I use it for meats or soups–it never really occurred to me to leave it on overnight to make breakfast.  This oatmeal recipe from Stacey Homemaker is perfect to test it out with. I didn’t get the organic protein shakes she…

Lace Cookies

Prep time: 2 hours 15 min | Bake time: 5-6 min | Total: 2 hours 20 min (approx.) Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 cup uncooked quick oats 1 cup white sugar ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 2 Tbsp flour ½ tsp vanilla 1 egg, slightly beaten Directions: Melt butter Blend together all ingredients, egg last…

Lemon Oat Lacies

This is an old Quaker Oats recipe that I couldn’t even find online, we’ve had this forever…  The offer on the back of the recipe sheet expired in 1996, do you think they’ll still honor it? Anyway, these are great cookies! Prep time: 40 min | Bake time: 12 – 15 min | Total: 55 min Ingredients:…

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 25 min | Bake Time: 15 min | Total: 40 min Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups rolled oats ¾ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup raisins Directions: Combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking…