26 April 2007

Mom's Chocolate Oatmeal No Bakes

These are great cookies to make, especially when you have something else baking and can't use the oven but still want to make cookies. These are also some of my favorite cookies from my childhood - and remain that way today. They don't have your typical cookie dough texture and remind me more of a fudge mixed with oatmeal, so how can you go wrong? These are perfect for those cookie exchanges or gift tins at Christmas, or even just satisfying a sweet tooth on a weeknight.


1/2 C Butter
*Add a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter
1/2 C Milk
2 C white sugar
1/2 C peanut butter
1/4 C cocoa
1 Tbl Vanilla
3 C Oats


Combine all ingredients except oats in saucepan, bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute to ensure sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add oats and mix well. Spoon mixture onto wax paper and allow to cool. Store in air-tight container.

18 April 2007

Hokie Hope

While I am not VT alum (MSU Spartan actually) and don't know anyone that attends this school, I still want to show my support to those who have been impacted by this horrible tragedy. So rather than reflect one what's happen or talk more about this awful event, I will leave you with this - a chance to show your support with something as simple as wearing a t-shirt, a hat, a sweatshirt, etc. We are all part of the Virginia Tech family at this time.