Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

I have a friend who takes holiday cookies seriously. She starts well in advance, makes many dozens of cookies and always has a plateful ready to offer her guests and co-workers. Often we manage to bake together in her large kitchen this time of year; it’s a domestic pleasure and a gesture of friendship I […]

2 Warm Meals Chickens Love

As winter gets closer, the days get shorter and we chicken keepers start heating the coop waterers. Our chickens are adapting to the changes in weather and temperature, and though they’re hardy animals, it doesn’t mean they’re always comfortable in the cold. My Wyandotte hen, for example, always molts in November. This morning, she’s nearly […]

Rhubarb Oatmeal Upside-down Cake

Photo by Rachael Brugger Knobby rhubarb pushing itself up through the earth is a sure sign of spring around here. In my northern climate, we’re still waiting on berries and it will be months before stone fruits or apples are in season, so it’s always fun to make the first rhubarb desserts. With no time to […]

Apricot Oatmeal Bars

There’s no need to relegate apricot preserves to the role of breakfast-toast spread.

Baked Oatmeal

Warm up your morning breakfast with oatmeal and fruit straight from the oven.