Monday, March 25, 2024

Chocolate Yogurt Oat Muffins


1 C oat flour
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 salt
1/2 C chocolate chips
1 egg
1/2 C plain greek yogurt
1/4 melted butter
1/4 C whole milk
3/4 t vanilla

Mix dry and wet ingredients and then fold them together.  Bake in a muffin tin with cupcake liners.  Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Oat Chocolate Cake RECIPE


1 Cup Oat Flour (I grind old fashioned oats in my blender)

3/4 C sugar

1/2 C baking cocoa

1 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

Stir this dry mix together.  Then add:

1/4 C oil

3 eggs

1 C buttermilk

1/3 C water

Beat in a mixer til eggs are well incorporated.  Then pour into greased glass rectangle baking pan and bake at 350 for 22 minutes, or when toothpick comes out clean.


1/3 C buttter softened

1/2 C cocoa

2 T honey

2 C powdered sugar

3-6 T milk as needed

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (RECIPE)

Roll Dough 

1/3 C milk

2 T butter

2 1/2 t yeast

1/4 C sugar

1/2 t salt

1 egg

1/2 C canned pumpkin

2 2/3 C flour

Warm the butter and milk and add yeast.  After its softened there, add the rest of the dough ingredients and knead with the bread beater on a mixer.  Knead for 2-3 minutes.  Then oil the dough and cover it, to let rise for 2 hours.

Then roll out dough into a rectangle.  Spread a little butter over the dough and then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  I also added chopped pecans and chocolate chips.  This is optional.

Roll up into a long log and cut the rolls about an inch thick.  Lay out on greased sheet pan and cover to have the second rise.  Let rise for one hour.  Then bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


One cube cream cheese (8 oz)

1/2 bag of powdered sugar

milk or cream one T at a time

Mix the glaze in a mixer with the whisk beater.  Then pour over warm rolls.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Bobi's French Bread RECIPE


1 1/4 C warm water

3/4 T yeast

3/4 T oil

3/4 T sugar

1 t salt

3 C flour

Mix and knead about 3 or 4 minutes in the mixer.  Then (leave in mixer) and cover to rise for 10 minutes.  Then  knead a few times in the mixer and let rise another 10 minutes.  Keep doing this for a total of about an hour.  

Then form into a loaf on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Let rise there, covered, around 30 minutes.  Then bake at 425 for 10 minutes, and then at 375 for 20 minutes.

In the loaf pictured I slashed the top and brushed with an egg wash before baking.  It makes it look more store bought, but I don't usually do it because the flavor is great without these steps.

Thursday, November 12, 2020




2 C flour

1/2 t salt

2/3 C shortening/lard

6-8 T water

Beat just until dough clings together.  Roll out.

Blueberry Pie:

4 C blueberries, fresh or frozen

1-2 T lemon juice

1/2 C sugar

3 T flour

Gently stir together and put into a pie shell.  Lightly moisten the edge of the pie shell with water.  Put top crust or lattice on top.  Seal.  Sprinkle top crust lightly with cinnamon-sugar mix.  Place pie tin on a cookie sheet so if any juices escape they collect on the cookie sheet on burning on the floor of your oven.

Bake 375 degrees for 50 minutes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Oxalate Poisoning

 I'm coming back, in a slow and surging way.  In and out of health, in and out of fever.  The sharp spikes in my muscles were gone by day 2 and the diarrhea really improved the first day even.  

I knew the first day I cut out oxalates something was real.  I had horrible stomach pain for 3 months straight and blood and mucous in my stool.  The day I ate, but NOT oxalates the bleeding stopped.

An entire decade ago Green smoothies seemed like the magic bullet for good health.  I thought all things good health came from vegetables and the more the merrier.

When I questioned what stole away my entire summer it never occurred it was the SUPERFOODS I had read about in Prevention magazine.  Nearly every magazine I read listed superfoods with antioxidants and fiber and like a militant rule follower this OCD girl is, I made lists of them and tried to make it all my daily diet.

Nuts, celery, celery juice, 5 cups of raw spinach...I was killing myself if you read the research on spinach being fed to rats.  It eventually killed them.  I was closer than I thought.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The daily write

 I write daily in my morning pages.  I write mine in junk journals I've put together with old books, old pictures, and printed facebook statuses from the last decade.

Writing morning pages is supposed to be without judgement.  But I still have it, it just must be dismissed.  I hear, "that's not important," as I write the same routine morning items that I wrote the day before.  But the point isn't what is written, its the process.  It's for me, so I do it.

I'm getting over 2 months of stomach illness.  Well, I'm not sure its actually gone a  Sway but all the tests haven't yielded answers, and the presciptions I can afford, haven't yielded relief.  But much of the day, things are better.  So I'll say getting over.

I have hoarded fabric.  Every extra dime to my name goes into a fabric order and now I have 3 shelves full.  So I guess I hold off on future orders.  I don't want to rush myself.  I want to savor all the learning that can be done with those bolts.

Chocolate Yogurt Oat Muffins

  1 C oat flour 1/2 C sugar 1/4 C cocoa powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 salt 1/2 C chocolate chips 1 egg 1/2 C plain greek yogurt 1/4 melted bu...