Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oh dear God. Brace yourselves. I wasn’t prepared or ready for it. I didn’t feel it coming on. I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to happen this year. Then as I was standing around waiting to get some images framed at the art store the other day, Christmas landed in my cart. (bet you were expecting something much more dramatic, huh?) Garland, ornaments, windings, whohas, and ribbons exploded from the aisles and threatened to take me hostage if I didn’t send a few home with myself. So I did. Because I can’t not. (The bags are currently hiding in my car […]

Oatmeal-Honey Waffles

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Sometimes dawn seems overwhelmingly bright even though it creeps up on us slowly. The chirp of birds warns us its coming, as as traffic picks up and the light shines in, I can recall my mother coming in and throwing back the curtains while saying, “Birds are singing, sun’s shining! You’re burning daylight!” It was her wake up call every morning and I can’t even begin to explain how much it pissed me off. Whether by design or programming, I am not a social person in the morning. I wake up and want a solid hour to myself before I have to have any […]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Crystallized Ginger

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I feel obligated to make today’s post as neutral as possible. It is my first time participating in the Improve Challenge and this months ingredients were carrots and ginger. Immediately thoughts of delicate baked goods came to mind. An excuse to finally make carrot cake seemed like perfect timing. But then I remembered others would be participating as well and I was certain I wasn’t the only one craving a slice of cake.  So I opted to try something a little different. I am working on expanding my breakfast menu from eating nothing until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, to actually eating healthy meals. It’s […]

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Oh, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Oaaaatmeaaaal.” Sigh, “But Kita, we don’t come to your blog for oatmeal.” but trust me on this one. Besides, if it was all ‘Manwiches‘ and deep fried lasagna this blog would be all about my cardiac arrest and struggle with opening Lean Cuisine boxes. I’d like to believe that I could eat a cheeseburger every night but that simply isn’t an option. Sure indigence is fun, but we have too keep it straight and narrow if we want Handsome to stick around to build me something new and spiffy (or fix that bike that’s […]

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins

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I am not one to ‘eat healthy.’ My family never did carrot sticks and apple slices, so needless to say, it’s not really the thing I reach for when I need to chew on something. On that note, I am not a junk food person either. I have a box of Cheez-Its I absconded from my parents house with that I know will go stale long before I even put a dent in the box.   But, as I’ve gotten more into food the choices I make on a day to day basis are changing in a way that I […]