First comes first, Wade graduated college!! Woot! So proud of him. Although you probably couldn't tel from this photo...haha. It looks like I'm either upset with him. Actually it's that face I get when I'm like "Honey...did you really just say/do that?..." But I wasn't angry I promise! Just awkward photo shot moment.
I found the cut out printables adorning the cupcakes for free online. Just printed them out, taped them to some toothpicks, and wallah! Fancier Mother's Day cupcakes.
Healthy Style Quaker Oatmeal Cookies
Servings: About 25-30 cookies
3 cups Quaker quick oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 cup unsweet applesauce
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together using a hand mixer on low speed until well blended. Add in the eggs, unsweet applesauce, and vanilla. Blend with hand mixer on low speed. Next, add in the
flour mixture slowly to incorporate to the mix. Blend on low speed for about 1 minute until smooth. Using a big spoon or baking spatula, incorporate the oats into the mixture by hand.
*Now I've got a special trick for you to get the cookies super crispy on the bottom and still gooey in the center*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once oven is at temperature, place baking sheet (ungreased) into oven. Start dividing the oatmeal mixture into about 1 1/2 Tbsp. sized mounds of cookies on a piece of parchment paper, fitted to be placed on the baking sheet. Once all cookies are ready to go, take the sheet out of the oven and carefully place the parchment paper with cookies onto the hot baking sheet. Place cookies back in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Leave on hot sheet for 1 additional minute before removing to wire rack to continue cooling.
I'm not a huge meat eater, and especially not a huge beef eater, but what makes me happy to be choosing these ribs is knowing they were locally sourced from a nearby farm that treats animals more humanely. And thus, their ribs are far more tasty than your standard ribs.
Do you prefer raisins or chocolate chips in your oatmeal cookies? Or neither?
Anybody got any great stories from playing Cards Against Humanity with family/friends?