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HAHA – I must be on vacation! I thought today was the 23rd, but it’s only the 22nd.  So, I only baked 1/2 of my Christmas cookies; I’ll do the rest tomorrow.


I started off with chocolate covered Oreos.DSCN0014

I did some milk chocolate, a few white chocolate, and several halfsies.  I ended up eating one of the halfsies – so delicious!


Next up, I did a practice run of the yogurt dip I’ll make for my mother-in-law’s Christmas luncheon.


My dip contains:


  • Greek Yogurt
  • Fresh chopped dill
  • Fresh chopped garlic
  • Fresh chopped green onion
  • Pepper
  • (All to taste)


I snacked on the yogurt dip with some carrots and celery while baking.  There’s something missing/off with the dip, but I can’t decide what it is (too much dill?).


Next up…. Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!  I love these cookies.  I ate one for dessert after my lunch (see below).


Ingredients (makes 24 large cookies):


  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly baked dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease two cookie sheets.
  • Using a mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamed.  Use a low setting so the butter doesn’t get too warm.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, beat thoroughly.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and oatmeal in a separate bowl.  Slowly add to butter and sugar mixture while containing to beat.
  • Add coconut to batter, beat thoroughly.
  • Place batter in fridge for 10 minutes.  Also, place greased cookie sheets in fridge.
  • Using hands, roll dough into 2-inch diameter balls.  Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 14 minutes.
  • Cool and enjoy!


And for lunch, I made Savory Oatmeal.  Yes, I was in the kitchen ALL MORNING LONG!


My savory oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Pepper and Salt to taste
  • Toppings: 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, three slices of turkey meat (chopped and microwaved for 30 seconds), three small plum tomatoes (quartered), and green onion (chopped)
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Future Husband and I are going to go on a quick run and then we’re going to run wedding errands.


Have a great day!



  • Meg December 22, 2008, 11:17 am

    Those cookies look amazing!

  • Halie December 22, 2008, 11:24 am

    My first thought about the yogurt sauce was that you might be missing lemon juice – I used to make it when I ate dairy products, I made it with lemon juice and cucumbers.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • jenngirl December 22, 2008, 11:24 am

    Delicious baking!!

    And savory oatmeal? YUMMY, it looks sooo good!

  • Erica December 22, 2008, 11:26 am

    Everything looks great! I might use that oatmeal/coconut recipe tomorrow (if I have time!!). Good luck with the wedding stuff!

  • Katy December 22, 2008, 11:29 am

    You could also try adding a splash of worchesterire sauce in your dip. My mom makes a similar dip and that’s what she adds to hers. Look yummy though!

  • Simple and Divine December 22, 2008, 11:34 am

    Cait try putting som citrusy note in it… Lime Juice/Zest or Lemon Juice/Zest or maybe a splash of Worchestershire Sauce! (how the EFF do you spell that?! haahah) onion powder/garlic powder?

  • just me December 22, 2008, 11:44 am

    great look’n oreos!!! and the oatmeal ones look so professional!!

  • Krista December 22, 2008, 11:49 am

    Nice baking! Love the savory oats!

  • HangryPants December 22, 2008, 12:38 pm

    I like the chocolate covered oreos. Have fun running!

  • Erin of Care to Eat December 22, 2008, 12:42 pm

    I just realized I’m not the first to recommend that. 😉

  • VeggieGirl December 22, 2008, 12:48 pm


  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) December 22, 2008, 12:51 pm

    If I’m making dilly dip, I add in some grated onion and a little bit of salt. It usually has to sit for a few hours for everything to gel together. I love yogurt dip! I totally should make some 😀

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 22, 2008, 1:05 pm

    So much fun baking!

  • eyesonthehorizon December 22, 2008, 1:48 pm

    the cookies look delicious!

  • Mica December 22, 2008, 2:24 pm

    Mmmm…thanks for the oatmeal cookie recipe. The coconut sounds awesome!

  • Kath December 22, 2008, 3:12 pm

    I think the dip needs kosher salt!

  • jayne December 22, 2008, 3:18 pm

    I was also going to suggest adding lemon juice and a seedless cucumber… and lowering the dill amount a bit.

  • Oh She Glows December 22, 2008, 3:23 pm

    Chocolate covered oreos are the BEST!!!!


  • BOBBI McCORMICK December 22, 2008, 4:14 pm

    are day looks a lot a like, have fun with the FH!

  • K December 22, 2008, 4:20 pm

    The dip sounds great – sorry to hear it was missing something!

    Yum to the savory oats!!

  • teacherwoman December 22, 2008, 4:42 pm

    Mmmm baking can be so much fun this time of year. Especially up here in the great white north when it’s too cold to go outside or anywhere for that matter!

  • Trojan December 22, 2008, 5:15 pm

    um can i barter for cookies? they look so yum.

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina December 22, 2008, 5:26 pm

    the cookies look delicious- question. can i use old fashioned oats or should i puree them first?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 22, 2008, 5:31 pm

    i think everyone has some excellent sessions about the dip! i’m going to try again tomorrow!

    rhodeygirl – you can use regular oats just the way they are 🙂

  • teenageveggiehead December 22, 2008, 5:50 pm

    i’ve never tried savory oatmeal, but yours looks so tasty.

    those chocolate covered oreos look AMAZING!

  • ModelBehavior December 22, 2008, 5:57 pm

    Yogurt dill sauces are simply perfection! And chocolate covered oreos? Dang, I’m gonna come visit you at your house!!! 😀


  • Jess :) December 22, 2008, 6:33 pm

    I have GOT to try me some savory oatmeal 🙂 I just got some glucosamine and chcondroitin pills today! I am so excited 🙂 Have fun tom and enjoy that flat screen!

    <3 jess 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 22, 2008, 6:40 pm

    jess – thanks for ordering!! ENJOY!

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