"True wine enthusiasts don’t collect wines.
They collect memories of wines shared with friends and family."

-Dario Zucconi

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cookies & Milk


I recently came across the best recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on Quaker Oats' website (http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipes/content/recipes/recipe-detail.aspx?recipeId=474). They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. As a special ingredient, I add about 1 teaspoon of honey in the mix when I am adding the eggs and vanilla. I think the honey gives it a little extra flavor and also makes the cookies more chewy.

My family loves these cookies. But, the best part about this recipe (and baking generally) is that the kids enjoy making the cookies with me. They get so excited taking turns pouring the ingredients into the mixer and watching everything mix together. They also love to sit in front of the oven watching the cookies bake. Talk about quality family time! It's the best feeling when your kids and you can enjoy cooking things together. Check these cookies out some time with a glass of milk (or for the adults, maybe a glass of Sherry -- dessert wine). One of my favorite bottles of Sherry is Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry. This Sherry is a smooth and elegant, somewhat nutty in flavor with a hint of vanilla. Trader Joe's often has sells it for less than $10.

Until next time . . . Cheers!


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