Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Father’s Day reminds me of the weekly Sunday drives I used to take with my Dad to visit my grandparents, NPR always filling the car. Upon arrival: a freshly baked tray of cookies. But peanut butter also always reminds me of my father–it seems to be a mainstay in the kitchen, whether for sandwiches orContinue reading “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

These remind me of the oatmeal raisin cookies I used to eat in my elementary school’s cafeteria. Except that these White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies are so much better. There is still the spice and chew that was so familiar in the grade school version, but now there’s a hint of maple, tang from the driedContinue reading “White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies”

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I distinctly remember carving pumpkins as a child: the smell of the wet newspaper protecting the kitchen table, the rawness of your skin after hours digging around the orange goop, the sweet yet mild odor, the anticipation of putting a candle in the finished product, and the saltiness of baked pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin, like bananaContinue reading “Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

One morning when I was little, I awoke with hives from an allergic reaction. This occurred right before a trip to the dentist to get several molars pulled. I desperately wanted to jump out of the chair in the dental office in order to scratch my skin, but instead I got injected with novocaine, temporarilyContinue reading “Raspberry Oatmeal Bars”

Oatmeal-Appreciation Timeline

When I was little, I enjoyed the taste of raw instant oatmeal, without water. I also enjoyed cooked instant oatmeal, so long as it didn’t have any additional flavors or sugar. For some reason, I liked the slightly salty, considerably bland taste of plain old oatmeal. I still eat oatmeal today, and I consider itContinue reading “Oatmeal-Appreciation Timeline”