Plant-Based Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Do you ever just feel like acting like a kid again? Especially this time of year? Go ahead, do it, let go a little and enjoy the little things like having cookies for breakfast because you are a Child of God.

Plant-Based Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

This week I’ve been in California visiting my sister and awaiting the arrival of her precious new baby.  We were able to have some good quality time together before the baby came, but she was definitely ready for the baby to come to meet the little guy and to just not be pregnant anymore.  I was anxious, too, because I was hoping to be here a good bit after the baby was born so I could hold and love on that baby all I could before I had to leave.  It’s so hard to be so far away, but this time with her has been awesome – cooking, baking, walking and just hanging.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cool Whip

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cool Whip

One of my jobs (and my mom’s, too, us three girls stick together) was to keep my sister busy, keep her walking, feeding her spicy foods and sweet baked goods, of course, to get that baby out and keep her happy:)  I did just that, at least I think I did, with this Pumpkin Cheesecake she was craving.  She absolutely loves cheesecake, plus I had to bring in some fall, especially since the weather here has been so hot!  Definitely not California weather!  This isn’t something I usually make, but, I was here to make things for my sister and keep her well fed and nourished.  I did add some of my Summie’s Yummie’s health-isms to it, of course!  She loved it!

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Cookies for the Baby

Do you love cookies?  Do you love babies?  Do you love being healthy?  Well then, you’re going to LOVE these cookies!! 

Oat Baby Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oat Baby Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oat Baby Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great afternoon snack or late night treat for mom’s-to-be, new mom’s and those of us who just love chocolate chip cookies (ahem, that would be me!)  I am a huge cookie lover (read my post Heart Healthy Oatmeal Cookies), especially ones with the cute yummy chocolate sparkles poking through.   Costco has great chocolate chip cookies that are just to die for! If you haven’t tried them yet, and your tummy will allow you to, you must!  I keep trying to create a good recipe to mimic those, but nothing can beat them! The challenge, also, is making good ones that are ‘healthy’ and ‘healing’ for my stomach, but also tasty to share with others around the table.  These are both tasty and healthy for not only me (even though it does have grains in them), but also for those sweet new momma’s out there! Continue reading →