Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sweet Desserts Week

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Yep, I'm wearing my green for the day so you can't pinch me!  Hope you have a fun day!

"If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God."
-St. Patrick-
Here are two scrumptious looking recipes from Samantha! WITH how to make your own homemade oat flour!! :D Take a peek!


This is a really easy and delicious cake for spring and summer. It can be made the day ahead of your event, too, which is nice!

Jello Poke Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 box strawberry flavored jello*whipping cream or whipped topping ( the real stuff is the best, though!)

Make cake as package directs. Once cake has cooled, poke holes approx 1/2 -1 inch apart using a skewer or large fork. Make jello as package directs. Pour over cooled cake. At this point you can either top it with the whipped topping, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, then add whipped topping before serving.

* Your favorite jello flavor can be substituted here. Some ideas would be lime, orange, cherry, or lemon.If using lemon or lime jello, lemon pudding can be substituted for the whipped topping.


I ran out of regular flour once, so I substituted some homemade oat flour for the flour I missing. The end result was a slightly chewier and very yummy cookie! These are some of my favorites to make (and eat!).

Delicious M&M Cookies

1 c. flour
3/4 cup homemade oat flour*
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk
M&M's, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips

Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside. Cream together the wet ingredients, then slowly add in the dry ingredients. At this point you can add chopped nuts and M&M's. You can use regular or mini M&M's. I usually don't measure the M&M's, so just add as many or as few as you like. You can also use chocolate chips.Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. The cookie may still look a little under-done in the middle, but that is okay. Let them sit on the pan and cool for 1-2 minutes before cooling on a rack.
Makes about 3 dozen.

* Homemade Oat Flour: In a blender, blend regular old-fashioned oats until they make a coarse flour.This flour can be substituted for a lot of your flour if you are out of flour and need to make cookies. I haven't tried it with other recipes yet, though it might also work well in bread or muffin recipes.

Samantha H. IL.

1 comment:

Zoe said...

I totally love the new blog look!
Happy St.Patricks day to you to!