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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Homemade Oreo Cookies

2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 box Devils Food Cake Mix (other flavors work too)
Cream cheese frosting

Preheat oven to 350. Mix first three ingredients with beaters, mixture will form into one big ball. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets. Bake 8 minutes (cookies should look slightly doughy). Once cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting (add food coloring for a holiday look) and make into sandwiches.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cranberry and Orange Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup Craisins
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

In a nonmetal bowl, combine steel cut oats, Craisins, orange peel, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Stir in milk. Cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours.

To serve, transfer to a medium saucepan. Heat just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until oatmeal is done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted. At this point you may want to add additional milk to make it the desired consistency. Spoon into four bowls; sprinkle with sugar and nuts.

Makes 4 servings.