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I was watching Italian cartoons and drinking cappuccino in a hotel room when I got this email from Lisa E. telling me about some amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies her friend brought to a party. The cookies were so good no one could eat just one…and they were big, too! Given Lisa’s review …


Published on March 27, 2010
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Ranger Cookies Made With Corn Chex

by on March 6, 2010 · 8 comments


The origin of Ranger Cookies is unknown, but here’s my theory. The recipe has been around since the 1930’s which coincides with the beginning of the radio program, The Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a “serial” and Rangers contain “cereal” so maybe someone named them Lone Ranger cookies because of the cereal …


Published on March 6, 2010
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Kids’ Choice Fruit and Oat Cookies

by on December 10, 2009 · 6 comments


If you want a break from holiday cookies or just need something with a little more sustenance, I have the perfect cookie for you today. This one’s from King Arthur, and it’s fabulous. Along with the semi-virtuous addition of whole wheat and oats, the cookie is packed with flavors from nuts, fruit and …


Published on December 10, 2009
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sun crystals

If you’re curious about Stevia, the all natural herbal sweetener that’s been around for years, there’s now a convenient easy to find and easy to use granulated blend. It’s called Sun Crystals, and teaspoon per teaspoon, it’s about half the calories of regular granulated sugar. I saw Sun Crystals a few weeks ago in the […]


Published on October 7, 2009
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Oatmeal Praline Cookies

by on August 25, 2009 · 11 comments

Made a quick batch of these today too. This is an old recipe, but a good one. Oatmeal, Browned Butter, Pecan Praline Cookies 2 sticks butter (8 oz) — I used salted butter the first time I made these 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon […]


Published on August 25, 2009
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outrageous oatmeal cookies

I guess I don’t keep up with Starbucks news very well, because I had no idea the Outrageous Oatmeal Cookie recipe I linked to in The Washington Post was actually put out by Starbucks in an effort to promote their new approach to baked goods – simple ingredients, more whole grain, etc. etc. etc. You […]


Published on August 8, 2009
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Oats and Barley Cookies

by on July 30, 2009 · 7 comments

barley cookies

Today’s recipe was inspired by a comment on the Easy and Good Oatmeal Raisin Cookies post. Alicia, who is allergic to wheat but can eat other grains, said she made the cookies with barley flour in place of all purpose and loved the results. Her exact changes are listed here – just scroll …


Published on July 30, 2009
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Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

by on July 21, 2009 · 35 comments


Inspired by a recipe in The Best of Country Cookies: A Cookie Jarful of the Country’s Best Family Favorites, Selected from over 34,000 Shared by Subscribers in Taste of Home’s “Cookie of All Cookies, these cookies are loaded with cinnamon and brown sugar flavor. They’re like eating a blueberry cobbler in the form of a […]


Published on July 21, 2009