Greetings fellow crew-members of Planet Earth!
It feels good to be back at the keyboard, especially for something as silly as my own thoughts. I was awake at 5:00 this morning, following a night of tossing and turning. Getting up that early would be excellent, except for the fact that today is Saturday, and I was really hoping to sleep until at least 10:00. Mebbe 11:00. Anyway, at 5:00, I decided it was time for me to start blogging again. Get my thoughts back out into the ‘sphere. So, I hopped onto the Interwebs, picked up my new home page (isn’t it shiny?) and then waited for the Internet Fairies to do Things until I get could get to writing. It took a little longer than than I expected, but here I am.
I figure this is a good spot for me to ramble about All The Stuff. And ask the really important questions, like “Why couldn’t they have named MY elementary school Rocketship?” I mean, c’mon. How cool is that name? AND I figure if I need to share an important recipe, this here’s the place. (Notice the blog is named Thoughts, Questions, Recipes? That’s why.)
So. Here we are.
Oh, I should probably introduce the cast of characters. There’s me, the Miribear. That’s cuz I’m a bear. Duh. Then there’s the intrepid mortal who actually asked me to marry him; we’ll call him Honey, because Bears love their Honey, you see. We live with two neurotic Chihuahuas (really, is there any other kind?), whom we have dubbed with the pokemon names Gazellik and Meetu (spellings may vary), in a charming little condo on the outskirts of Los Angeles. We both work as little as possible at our day jobs, and enjoy being creative whenever able. Honey creates card games, and I make stuff. Recently “making” was defined as knitting/crochet and baking, but it has also included beading, painting, writing, filming and baking. (Yes, I said it twice. Once was for regular baking and one was for gluten-free baking, which I am now learning.) There are other people in our lives, of course, but I’ll introduce them as we go along.
And since this is the introductory post, I figured I should put in all three. You have seen the ramble of my thoughts. You, too, have wondered why they didn’t name your elementary school Rocketship. Time for a recipe, right?
Half my family is New York Jew. The other half is West Virginia Hillbilly. We had some really interesting meals when I was growing up. This is a modified version of one of my favorite cookies to eat and to not-bake. (I added raisins, you know. And cinnamon, because everything tastes better with cinnamon.)
Here they are: no-bake cookies with a twist. But not a twist of lime, because that wouldn’t work in this one. I don’t think. Hmmmm….
Traditional no-bake cookies with a Miribear twist. Allergen-free options available in the notes.
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk*
- 1/2 cup butter*
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder*
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup peanut butter*
- 3 cups oats*
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix this way:
- Combine first five ingredients in medium saucepan.
- Bring to boil. Once boiling, leave on heat for 90 seconds.
- Remove from heat right away.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper-line cookie sheet.
- Cool until hardened.
For allergen-free options: GLUTEN FREE - use certified gluten free oats; DAIRY FREE - replace butter with coconut oil, replace milk with coconut milk; NUT FREE - replace peanut butter with sun butter; CHOCOLATE FREE - really? why would anyone even want that?
Thoughts? Questions? Recipes to share with me? 😀