Easy and Delicious Oatmeal Cookies


Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. I love cookies and I think of oatmeal cookies as being a healthier choice. I’m smiling at myself right now. It has been a very busy week, but I’m finally posting the recipe I promised several days ago. These cookies are delicious and the recipe is easy.


1 cup margarine or butter softened                                 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup granulated sugar                                                     1 tsp baking soda

1 cup brown sugar firmly packed                                      1 tsp salt

2 eggs                                                                                3 cups oats uncooked

1 tsp vanilla extract                                                            2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup raisins or 1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cream butter and sugars until smooth.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine and blend thoroughly flour,cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Beat these dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture. Stir in oats, and raisins or walnuts, which ever you prefer.
Drop rounded teaspoons full onto greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Cool on a wire rack. Eat and enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of milk.  They are also great to give as a seasonal gift to friends, neighbors, and family. cookies

The Christmas Party Season is Here.

Gals on scooters
The Christmas season is here, and Saturday we attended a festive Christmas party hosted by the San Clemente Scooter Club. Here you can see two of the members arriving on scooters decorated with holiday lights. The evening was cool and crisp and it was a great excuse to wear our warm jackets, boots and hats. Cozy fireplace

Once inside though, it was warm and cozy. Our hostess had decorated the house   beautifully, and we were quickly moved into the holiday spirit. silver table decoration

There was no shortage of delicious holiday treats. As they say, everything from soup to nuts, literally! P1010271
Just before leaving, we all went out to the back yard to enjoy the view one last time. Not only were the lights down below beautiful, but there was also a full moon. It had indeed been a great party and a wonderful way to start the holiday season.