Monday, July 29, 2013

Baked Oatmeal

Today a friend posted she really wanted a recipe for baked oatmeal. She'd had an excellent serving of this recently popular dish. Being the friend I am, I found one from Taste of Home I thought she might like. She messages me on Facebook that she had made it for supper and it was yum. She added fresh peaches to hers. You can add about a cup of any fresh fruit you would like. Here it is! Baked Oatmeal. 

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs ( if cholesterol is a concern use the whites or 2 egg portion of egg beaters)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter. Stir into oat mixture until blended.

  • Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Serve warm with milk. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 318 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Originally published as Baked Oatmeal in Country Woman May/June 1993, p36

Friday, July 5, 2013

Home made "Pay Day" type bars

I've told y'all before in my other blog how every year for the Fourth of July we spend it with good friends who are like family. We all bring something and have a cookout. This year I was looking for something different and came across a recipe for home made payday bars. I made them and are they good! They were certainly a hit! 
Here's how to make them:
First spread 1 1/2 cups peanuts in an ungreased baking dish
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
2 cups peanut butter chips
Combine in a saucepan over medium heat and stir together until melted.
When this is melted remove from the heat and add 2 cups mini marshmallows and 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk and stir until marshmallows are melted. 
Then this mixture is pretty stiff. Carefully spread it over the peanuts
Then sprinkle another 1 1/2 cups peanuts over the top. 
Next, chill thoroughly and cut into bars. These are very good!

I've made these twice now. The first time I had no peanut butter chips so I used 1 cup peanut butter as a substitute. It works well flavor-wise; however the finished product is a softer set than with the peanut butter chips. I made them again today- with the chips-  much better! 

Enjoy! And let me know how you liked them!

From Moore Minutes Blog