Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies | My Kitchen AddictionsI accumulate piles of magazines on the coffee table, corner of the room, on my bedside table and other random places in our house. Ask anyone who lives here or visits on a regular basis. I don’t want to do away with any of those magazines, because there is at least one thing, usually a recipe, that I need within them.  Okay, I admit…I’m a magazine, especially foodie ones, addict. On occasions of lull, I spend time going through old magazines to revisit recipes and/or pictures I bookmarked.  One particular Midwest Living did not get stashed away with other magazines in my house, because I found a recipe for these Salty Caramel Pecan and Oatmeal Cookies and fell in love with them at first sight.  The name of the recipe and the ingredients within told me these cookies must be delicious.  I’m happy to report that I did an experiment and discovered they are just that – DELICIOUS! [Read more…]

Homemade Granola

Granola | My Kitchen Addictions

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time parting with all my old magazines.  The other day, I was going through some old issues, making sure no great recipes would be discarded. That’s when I found this Homemade Granola recipe tucked away in one of my Taste of Home magazines.  It was in their Healthy Cooking September 2011 issue.  This granola recipe has become pretty popular around our house, serving it with yogurt.  We also like it served just like a bowl of cereal with milk, and the other day I mixed this granola with my warm oatmeal.  That was tasty!   [Read more…]


Cronuts | My Kitchen AddictionsI was watching my favorite morning show, The Today Show, recently and heard a “Year in Review” segment on popular new buzz words of 2013.  The word cronut was in the top ten.  I had never heard of such a word and when I learned it involved a new food trend, I was on it! Where did I go first?  The world-wide web, of course.  I was quickly educated with words and pictures of “what sounded like and looked like” a delicious, beautiful pastry.  Did I convince myself I had to make these pastries, which are a cross between a croissant and doughnut?  It didn’t take long! I searched for recipes and came upon these very interesting and well-made videos which offered tips and tricks for successful cronut making.  You must watch these videos!  I kept playing and pausing them while I prepared my first cronuts. [Read more…]

Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Cream Cheese Pinwheels |My Kitchen AddictionsIt’s time to prepare those favorite finger foods for your upcoming New Year celebration.  May I suggest these easy-to-prepare and yummy cream cheese pinwheels?  They are a favorite in our family…even the youngest love them! [Read more…]

Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles |My Kitchen AddictionsWhen I headed to the kitchen this year to prepare my first Christmas cookie of the season, this is the first recipe I went for.  I make these Chocolate Crackles every Christmas because it’s a tradition and because our family loves them so much. [Read more…]