All posts tagged: oatmeal

Helen’s Oatmeal Cookies

I recently browsed through my late Yiayia Helen Metos’ recipe book, filled with her recipes plus clippings from recipes she found from the paper or given to her by friends. I was told from my mom that her oatmeal cookies were everyone’s favorites, so I had to test for myself. Results: these cookies are amazing–so wonderfully soft and chewy that I just had to share her timeless cookies. Enjoy! Save Print Helen’s Oatmeal Cookies Recipe type: Dessert/Cookie Serves: ~40 cookies   Ingredients ¾ cup shortening, softened to room temperature 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 1 egg ¼ cup water 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 1 tsp salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 3 cups oats, uncooked Instructions Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Place shortening, sugars, egg, water, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat thoroughly. Sift flout, salt and soda; add to shortening mixture, and mix well. Blend in oats. Drop teaspoons of dough onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes. Notes For variation, add ½ tsp cinnamon and ¼ …

Breakfast On the Go

There’s time, and then there’s Greek time. Greek time is defined as arriving at any function 10 minutes, 6 hours, or 2 days after the time suggested. The exception to that definition is my yiayia. She does everything ahead of time and arrives early to everything. I’m sure she will even be the first person to read this article. I give her credit for me being just as punctual about time as she is. Well, except for mornings that is, when Greek time kicks in full gear. The bad news is I’m not a morning person. The good news is I’m not the grumpy don’t talk to me until I have my coffee person. I’m more of the press the snooze button four or five times, lay in bed until the last possible second before I have to get ready for work, only to realize I haven’t given myself enough time to eat breakfast type of person. And this happens every single day. I wish I could wake up right when my first alarm goes …