bcmom's kitchen

bcmom's kitchen

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Trailside Oatmeal Treats

Trailside Oatmeal Treats
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunk-style peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Stir together flour, soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl beat butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then oats, chocolate chips and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 350ยบ oven about 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to rack to cool.

What do you do when the lid won't fit on the cookie jar?Makes 42

All the goodness of peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chip cookies in one! I don't usually add the raisins because no one in my family likes raisins - except me. Coconut is good in these, too.

I can't remember where this recipe originally came from, but these are the cookies I make most often.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme

Our traditional Passover meal is roasted lamb, these potatoes, and peas. Additionally we have unleavened bread, pickles and olives, and maybe some salad, but the main meal is relatively simple and oh so good.

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme
  • 1 pound red potatoes
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes in a baking dish and scatter thyme on top. Heat oven to 375° F. Cover and bake until tender when pierced with a knife, about an hour. Several times during baking, give the pan a shake. When done, let the potatoes cool. Serve the small ones whole; slice the larger ones lengthwise.

I usually use two 3-lb. bags of potatoes and multiply all ingredients accordingly - except I probably don't use quite as much thyme. These are so good. And so easy.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Tuna Tip

Most of you have probably already thought of this, but I mentioned it to my brother-in-law a while back, and he hadn't.

When you use tuna, don't just pour the tuna water down the drain. If you have a cat, give her the water. She'll love it, and you! I usually only give our cat Tillie about half of it and save the other half for later - so she gets two treats from one can of tuna.

If you don't have a cat, well, just go ahead and pour the water down the drain...

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