Slow Cooker Red Velvet Cake Oatmeal – The Oatmeal to Brighten Your Monday

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Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I’d rather still be at home sleeping. I may have to implement a permanent dessert for breakfast Mondays to tempt me into a better Monday mood. Red velvet cake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, so I thought I’d turn it into an oatmeal. (Big surprise, right?) I cooked the […]

Slow Cooker PBJ Oatmeal – The Oatmeal for the Kid in You

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This is a good oatmeal to add in to your oatmeal rotation. Just like a PBJ sandwich, it can always be made with basic pantry staples. I like strawberry jam, but feel free to use grape jelly or even orange marmalade if that’s your favorite. You can even get wacky and use almond or cashew butter in […]

Slow Cooker Lemon Creme Pie Oatmeal – A Burst of Sunshine

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It’s been unseasonably warm most days here in Durham. That’s got me thinking about gardening and cocktail parties on my deck. Of course, then comes the day it’s 40 degrees again and it make me a little sad and disappointed. This oatmeal adds a burst of sunshine into any cold, cloudy day. If you don’t […]

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Oatmeal

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It’s day 10 of my Love Your Oatmeal Celebration and it’s a Friday too! This oatmeal reminds me of sweet potato pie filling that’s topped with the gooey insides of a pecan pie. Two Southern favs to celebrate the end of the week. After all the end of the week should be sweet, right? I […]

Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal – Inspired by Indian Carrot Halwa

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Welcome to part 2 (really week 2) of love your oatmeal week! Yes, that makes it more than a week of love your oatmeal. But I just kept thinking of yummy taste combinations I want to try. This week will have at least a few international flavors that aren’t often seen in your morning oatmeal. I […]

Slow Cooker Vegan Elvis Oatmeal – The ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ Oatmeal

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Welcome to day 5 of love your oatmeal week! I thought since it’s Friday I need to shake things up a little and make something slightly wacky and unexpected.  If Elvis had been a vegan this is how he would have started the day. This is a play on his favorite sandwich – a grilled peanut […]

Almond Joy Oatmeal – The Oatmeal of Love

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Happy Valentine’s day and day 1 of love your oatmeal week! It doesn’t matter if you’re making this for your special one or as a special treat to yourself – you can’t go wrong with coconut, almond, chocolate oatmeal. Almond Joy Oatmeal 2 to 3 servings **This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that’s 1 1/2 […]

Love Your Oatmeal Week

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I’m officially declaring next week “Love Your Oatmeal Week”. After all oatmeal does for me, I need to show a little appreciation. And I will finally take another picture of my oatmeal so you don’t have to see this one everyday. I’m definitely making Almond Joy oatmeal and possibly gingerbread oatmeal too. Anyone have any requests […]

More Soup Love – Mushroom Barley Soup

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I can’t get off my soup streak. Cheap, full of nutrition, warming – what more can you ask from a one pot meal? I’m working on using up things that I already have on hand. It’s economical and makes it easy to throw together I’ve found a ton of yummy whole grains in the pantry, […]

Cinnamon Spice Syrup Coffee for Your Coffee

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soy-free, gluten-free Once fall is in the air, I see Cinnamon Spice, Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread coffees dancing in my head. Then after about a week of spending 4 or 5 dollars a pop on coffee I feel more like I’m in a horror movie! Save your money for holiday presents and make this coffee syrup at home. Plus […]