Oatmeal gives a chewy-nutty-wholesome flavor to anything you put it in. I have always loved it with light cream and brown sugar but I stay away from it because of the dreaded carbs. Before you give me the everything in moderation speech let me just say that my doctor warned me to stay away from carbs as much as possible because of my lack of thyroid and my paranoia of being overweight. I just can’t eat them - in fact I can’t really eat too much of anything.
However, one of my favorite cookies is the Oatmeal Carmelita. It is an old fashioned bar cookie made with shortbread, pecans, chocolate chips, caramel and oatmeal streusel. Pair it with a cold glass of milk and it is an amazing snack – especially at midnight when you can’t sleep. Sure, there are ways you can change it up – different types of nuts, varying the chocolate chips – almost anything. The one thing that doesn’t change is the texture. Continue reading
Is there anyone reading this, right now, that does not like chocolate cream pie? A show of hands please?
Yep, I didn’t think so. For most of us chocolate cream pie is an adventure in connecting with our inner piggy. Sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate filling and that cloud of perfect meringue piled on top – well that creates something even most restaurants can’t screw up.
When I was a kid I was addicted to those commercially created chocolate fried pies. Maybe they were something we only get around here but OMG they were sooooo good. I was so excited when I got my driver’s license because not only did it mean freedom – it meant I could pick up one of those fried pies on the way to school without my mother pointing out the zit-producing potential of what I was eating… for breakfast…. Continue reading
Filed under Cake, Dessert
When I saw Marye was looking for guest posts to fill in here at Restless Chipotle while her son was home, I jumped at the chance to stop in and share one of my favorite cupcake recipes.
I normally write kid friendly recipes for my children’s blog, but sometimes it’s fun to make something a little more grown up. That’s where the Pina Colada Cupcakes come in. Continue reading