Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies!!!

Spicy, sweet, and simply yummy cookies!  Cinnamon, oats, and cookies go great together! Here’s a recipe for Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies.

1 1/2 cups Oil

4 cups Sugar

4 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

5 cups Flour

5 cups Rolled Oats

2 tsp. Salt

3 tsp. Baking Soda

2 tsp. Ginger

2 tsp. Cinnamon

Mix the oil and sugar together, add eggs, vanilla, and oats, then mix.  Mix dry ingredients, then add them gradually to the wet stuff.  Freeze as much dough as you want wrapped in plastic wrap and tinfoil, then shape rest into cookies and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.

Have fun and experiment!

Sewing Machines Have Changed the World

Imagine sitting every night beside a dim candle.  The only light you have comes from that dim candle and/or the fire blazing in the fireplace.  You’re not just sitting though, you’re sewing.  Night after night you push that tiny needle through layers of fabric.  If you don’t sew, your family may be cold when winter comes.  You’ve heard about the new invention that could change the sewing world forever, but it’s only a fantasy to you.  There’s no way you could afford something like that, so you work on.  Every once in a while you’re able to go to town for some shopping.  This time, as you go by the tailor’s shop, you see a new dress hanging by the window.  You go inside to look and the tailor tells you that he now has one of those new sewing machines.  He lets you see it, and once again you are in awe when he tells you it can cut 14-15 hours of sewing time down to 1 hour.  Later that night, you go home and once again sit by that dim candle, sewing.  As you push that little needle through layers of fabric, you wish for one of those sewing machines.

The sewing machine was something that many pioneer women longed to own.  We can look back at it now, while we sit in our comfy chairs, under lights that brighten the darkest corners of a room, and sew on far fancier electric sewing machines than they could have even imagined, and that can do far more than the ones that are sitting in museums.  Now, almost anyone can own a sewing machine.  Less than 200 years ago the sewing world was revolutionized by this invention.  Let’s be thankful for what we have, and wonder what will be invented next…

Lazy Chef’s Cake: Low Sugar!

If you want a low sugar cake recipe that is almost guaranteed not to fail, here is one I made. It almost always turns out great. (I can’t remember any time it hasn’t).

Lazy Chef’s Cake

3 cups Flour

2 tsp. Cream of Tartar

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Salt

1 cup Sugar

4 eggs

8 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 cup oil

2 cups water

Mix the dry ingredients together, throw the wet ingredients in (make sure the eggs are well whipped), and mix.  Bake in a greased and floured 9×13 pan at 375F for 30 minutes.

Try adding chocolate chips, cocoa powder, dry fruit/berries, or any thing that might taste good in it.

OR serve afterwards with maple syrup drizzled on top.

Have fun and experiment!