Oatmeal Cookies

Baking Book

I got this book from my mom. “Mom’s Big Book of Baking”

I have used many a recipe. Not all of them are great, I was a bit disappointed with quite a few.

So I attempted to make the Oatmeal Cookies:

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Preheat Over 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine Flour, Baking Soda and Salt.

Combine Sugars, Melted Butter. Add in Eggs and vanilla.

Add Flour Mixture to Sugar Mixture.

Then Add Oats and any add ins you may want.


Chill for at least 20 minutes. I use a cookie scoop, but a tablespoon full is the recommended size for cookie dough. When you are done putting cookie dough on the cookie sheet, put the remaining cookie dough back in the fridge.



Bake for 10-15 minutes, It varies based on how crispy you want your cookie. 🙂

Hope you enjoy making them as much as I do.

My Model

My Cookie Model. Who has enjoyed being the first taste tester.


Gooey Bars AKA Cheesecake Bars (Easy Peasy)




So my mother’s day was spent laying down, my allergies got the best of me and my eyes went berserk  I wear contact lenses and early morning Sunday I woke up with my right eye burning. I wanted to scratch my eye out. I thought I might have Pink Eye, but  later with both my eyes weeping, and my nose running I deduced it to Allergies.

My husband and daughter woke me up to breakfast and a cute painted picture from my daughter. 975781_10200728442829732_1188323299_n

I spent my night in a Benedryl induced haze and slept wonderfully. Today I felt woozy but I decided to make an effort to have a good day. The weather was cold, again. It’s spring in Germany, but you wouldn’t know if with the cold.

The Herbs I planted are coming up, parsley, dill and basil. The rosemary hasn’tpopped up yet. My husband said I buried the seeds too deep. Which I did, but three of them have come up. So there is still hope for the parsley. We identified the broccoli which was the ones that popped up in the small planters which we replanted. The Strawberries died. Hoping to see more progress if the sun ever comes out.

So today I decided to relive a good memory. My mom used to make these for us when my brother and I were younger.  I never really thought of them as cheesecake. But I guess they are. I hear that Paula Deen Has made them more known. I know they have been around for quite some time.

This recipe is Easy and it uses a Box cake Mix (But Trust me it is very good)

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine (Melted)
1- 8 oz package of cream cheese (Softened)
1lb Powdered Sugar

2 Steps:
1 box yellow cake Mix ,Melted Butter and 1 egg , Mix it together (makes the crust for the bottom of your bar)

The Cake mix bottom

Flatten that on the bottom of a greased 9X13 inch pan. (It will rise so make sure its a cake pan)

Mix the cream cheese, 2 eggs and Powdered sugar together 4-5 minutes. Should be very creamy (no lumps)

Gooey Bars with Cream Cheese

Take that cream cheese mixture and spread over the yellow cake mix that you flattened in the pan. Smooth it out
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
40 minutes.  If you want it to be sightly gooey pull it out a few minutes prior. if you want it to be chewy leave it in the full-time.


Allow to Cool Completely before cutting. It will be messy.

Also try adding assorted nuts, chips. Maybe even try a different flavor cake mix. There are many possibilities with this recipe.

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