Here on the frontier, There are falling leaves, Although my neighbors are all barbarions…And you? You are a thousand miles away. There are always two cups on my table.

Posts tagged ‘baking’

Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

These cookies get eaten really fast so make a double batch!

1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats,  chocolate chips, pecans and raisins. Drop by tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. 

This is Hoo first thing in the morning. He can smell the cookies and keeps asking, "Cookie cookie?"

This is Hoo scouting out the cookies. They are always up where I can't reach them, he thinks.

But hope springs eternal. Reach Hoo-Bear!

Mommy says no cookie until after breakfast. Drat!

This is gmom and Hoo coming to you from rainin’  like the devil with thunderstorms and big winds Baltimore.

Peace out kids.

Dump Cake: I am not kidding you. It’s good!

I been cookin’ in the kitchen since I had to stand on a step stool to reach the sink.

My mother went out to work and left a bunch ‘a little kids and came home with father expecting a prepared dinner complete with soup and salad.

I remember being 10 when it was my turn to get that meal on the table.

Needless to say I thank my mother for givin’ me a life long skill which has served me well.

One of the first desserts I ever learned to make is so simple a child could do it…and did.

Now don’t let me hear you chefs out there sayin’,

“I can cook I just don’t bake.”

That is a load of baloney.

Bakin’ is cookin’ like anything else.

It ain’t rocket science!

Now get yourself these simple ingredients and make a dump cake and have yourself a little party because honey…

You are cookin’! (I mean bakin’)

Dump Cake!


– one box cake mix any flavor

– 1 and 1/4 stck margarine or butter

– 1 can drained pineapple bits

– 1 can pie filling any flavor

– 1 bag frozen berries

– 3/4 cup flaked coconut



1. Spread the pie filling on the bottom of a 9x 13 glass baking dish

2. pour the frozen berries over the pie filling.

3. Pour the pineapple over the berries.

4. Pour the cake mix over the fruit.

5. Slice the Margarine or butter and put slices all over the top of the cake mix.

6. Sprinkle coconut over the top.

7. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes.


This is gmom and daughter Eggs coming to you with love and Dump cake from (it’s snowin’ now) Baltimore.

We are cookin’ easy being busy as we are with new baby Li.

But watch for more good eatin’ coming your way on New Mind Snack.

Peace out kids.

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