{twd} chocolate oatmeal drops

*sigh* I thought it would be easier to get back into the swing of things. It’s definitely not easy, maybe it’s a bit hard. I have a lot going on. Work has become incredibly busy. Taking care of the house, training for a marathon, and life in general is a bit chaotic.

Cookies always help. Especially cookies still warm from the oven. Chocolate Oatmeal Drops was this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. A double chocolate cookie with oatmeal (hey! They’re healthy) that takes away worries. Just what the doctor ordered.

Thanks to Caroline and Claire of Bake With Us for hosting this week. For the recipe visit their blog or buy the book.

Until next time…


{twd} chock a what cookies?

Actually they are called Chockablock Cookies and they are this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe named {I assume} because they are chock full of everything but the girl. 14 different ingredients to be exact. And I had all of the ingredients on hand. I don’t know if that is a good thing or not. My pantry is a bit full.

Chockablock cookies are a souped up oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, and coconut. I made them for Administrative Professionals’ Day and brought them into work. They were a big hit with everyone.

Thanks to Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.

{twd} pretty much candy bars

I’m getting used to writing new blog posts using my iPhone. I can actually multi-task ( or at least pretend to multi-task) while I start a post.

On Saturday, my sister hosted a bachelorette party. She wanted me to make a dessert in the shape of a certain male body part. After I stopped laughing, I told her my decorating skills are on the rustic side and wouldn’t she prefer chocolate oatmeal bars? Yes, not only do I try to multi-task with my iPhone; I also try to multi-task with my baking.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars, for most people though, they were pretty much candy bars. Very sweet. And very tasty. Or so I’m told. I’m still eating vegan, but I did save a couple for when my kickstart program ends this week.

Thanks to Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.

{sms} Toasted Oatmeal Maple Scones

This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe was Orange Scented Scones. I didn’t have an orange so I made a toasted oatmeal maple version. I added whole oatmeal I toasted in the oven and instead of sugar I used maple syrup. I topped each scone with a maple glaze (powdered sugar + maple syrup). I love baking scones and this flavor combination is my favorite. If I had pecans, I would have added those too. Apparently I really need to go grocery shopping.

Thank you to Robin of Lady Craddock’s Bakery for selecting this week’s recipe. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.

You must make these scones.


Glazed Maple-Pecan Oatmeal Scones <—– recipe located here. 😛

OMG. They are soooooo good. The recipe makes 8 regular sized scones. I made them yesterday and today they are all gone. There’s only two of us here. You do the math.

Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake blogged about them way back in November and I finally got around to baking them.