From The Kitchen

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Snacks
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Peanut butter or nut butter of choice
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, sugar, or sweetener o choice
1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp of cinnamon and a touch of ground cloves
3 cups rolled or quick cooking oatmeal

Mix all ingredients together well. Roll into a ball and bake at 350-375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!


Spinach Artichoke Dip
1 10 oz. box frozen chopped spinach, cooked & drained
1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, chopped & drained
1 cup mayo
1 cup Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
1/8 tsp garlic powder
pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and bake in lightly greased 9 x 13" baking dish at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Springtime Lemonade Pie
6 oz. frozen lemonade
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest from one lemon, grated
1-1/2 Containers of whipped topping, thawed if frozen
1 graham cracker crust

Combine the lemonade and the condensed milk, beat with a wire whisk until smooth.  Add the lemon juice and zest, beat well.  Fold in cool whip with whisk and mix.  Pour into chilled crust.  Store in freezer, serve with small wedges of lemon, or additional lemon zest on top.

Easy Cookie Recipe
1 box cake mix (yellow or any flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

Mix and bake 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

*for gingerbread man add 1/2 to 1 tsp. ground clove, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.  I didn't have ginger or molasses when I first made this, but these spices together was a BIG hit with the kids!

French Breakfast Muffins
Muffin Mix
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 large egg
1 cup + 2 tbsp. milk
6 tbsp. butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease or butter bottoms of a 12 cup muffin pan.  Combine all dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.  In a larger bowl, whisk the egg until frothy, blend in the milk, butter, and vanilla into the egg.  Combine dry ingredients with liquid until well blended.  Fill muffin cups two thirds full.  Bake for 15 minutes, tun pan and bake an additional 5-7 minutes.  Cool muffins until just cool enough to handle.

Cinnamon-sugar Topping
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2-4 tbsp. melted butter

While muffins are still warm, dip the tops into the melted butter, and then into the sugar topping.  Enjoy!!!!  (I have a picture of this somewhere and will post it as soon as I find it)