Saturday, August 31, 2013

If You Like Piña Coladas

Tropical Oatmeal Muffins
And getting caught in the rain. If you're not into yoga and you have half a brain...I think that's how the song goes. Although in my mind I have made up several versions...and getting caught by the train...if you're not into togas...and you have a toy train...AAAHH! There are other versions, each just as weird and wrong as the next. Why am I stuck on this song? Well it all started with piña colada mix...

and oatmeal...and bananas. You see it all started a few weeks ago when my mother in law gave me a huge bottle of pina colada mix. After receiving a gift like this most people are like....PARTY TIME! Not me...I'm thinking cake...or maybe cookies...or muffins. So I set it aside, waiting for inspiration to hit. Well it did, in the form of this Pinterest. I think she likes's hard to tell. I was inspired and this is what I came up with...

Tropical Oatmeal Muffins

2 cups of Quick Oats
2 large bananas well mashed
2 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of piña colada mix
Mix all ingredients well and divide evenly into lightly greased muffin pan.  Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes. Delicious. Quirky loves them. I love them. Dork well...not so much. But you might... So if you like piña coladas...and have Yoda on the brain. I think I might need help...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Easy Stuffed Tacos...stuffed Mexican Pizzas...Well...

you can call them whatever you like. I call them time well spent in the kitchen with Quirky. Time chatting...giggling...and making something delicious. Time spent together. If we get dinner in the process, well that's even better. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peanut butter and chocolate no bake oatmeal bars...

Quirky and I have been baking again...well ok not really baking. We have been making some melt in your mouth oatmeal bars. They are a chocolatey and peanut buttery heaven and they take me back to my childhood and coming home to the smell of my Mom's chocolate oatmeal cookies.  I think these might be just as good... Don't tell mom.

These were fun to make with Quirky because they are quick and easy.Technically you could even use the microwave to boil the milk mixture...making the recipe really kid friendly. I've also decided that this recipe is's full of oatmeal...and chocolate...and sugar...and butter. Ok...never mind they are still delicious!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Oscar...we will miss you.

Making Apple Apple Pies...

Ok...I apparently forgot to hit post back when I wrote this.  Well anyway here it is now. 

Quirky and I love the taste of apple pie. In fact saying the word in my head makes my mouth water. We love them so much that most trips to Mc Donald's end with an apple pie. To be honest though at $1.15 for two small pies they are really not that cheap...especially when you consider how cheap, easy, and fun they are to make on your own. So that's what we did...and we'll sorry McDonald' may not be getting our apple pie business anymore. Hope it doesn't bring down the business :) So how did we make our Apple Apple Pie?