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Baked Oatmeal

After Hubs and I were married, I asked him what he ate for breakfast. He casually replied, “Oatmeal.” I didn’t understand his commitment to oatmeal until we made our first married trip to Costco and Hubs picked up two gigantic tubs of oatmeal.

Even though I never ate breakfast, it didn’t take long before Hubs

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Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

These oatmeal blueberry muffins are a staple during the winter months. When the house is cold, I must turn on the oven and bake something. For a traditional blueberry muffin recipe, go here.

INGREDIENTS * 1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats * 1 cup all-purpose flour * 1/3 cup white sugar * 1 tablespoon

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Glorious Groatmeal

Anyone who knows me, knows that I eat oatmeal for breakfast. It is a staple in the north Idahoan diet.

Last fall, while we were in the states, my friend Justin asked if I had ever tried steel-cut oats (aka. Scottish oats). When I replied in the negative, he offered to give me some of

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry’s are causing spontaneous moments of great joy in our household. This muffin recipe works with any fruit. We’ve also tried it with cherries. (I think the cinnamon-sugar topping is too much, but Hubs and Schäfer love it.)


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking

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1/2 cup canola oil 1/3 cup hot water 2/3 cup honey 6 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup sliced almonds 3/4 cup chopped pecans (cashews) 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup raisins (any dried fruit) 1 1/2 cups golden raisins 1/2 cup dried cherries (any dried fruit)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

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Watermelon Fruit Bowl

We adjusted this recipe and bought whatever fruit was in season. We added fresh: grapes, mangoes, peaches, plums, pineapple, etc. Any fruit will work! We didn’t measure anything out. We just bought about the same amount of everything, cleaned it, cut it and mixed it in a bowl then poured the bowl into the

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