Sunday, July 10, 2011

Oatmeal Cream Pies

One of my husband's favorite treats are Oatmeal Cream Pies.  These are NOT little debbie's!  I went on a hunt for a copy recipe I could make at home, and boy did I find the most perfect recipe.  Using a larger cookie scooper ensures perfectly sized and uniform cookies.  Everyone raves about these, and cant believe I made them :)  Try them yourself, they are delicious.
Recipe HERE from Honey and Jam.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


My granny at the local store.

My great grandmother grew sage in her yard and would pick and dry then save a bunch for my Mom to come and get to use for our Thanksgiving dressing.  All I know is she would dry it on newspapers in her attic.  When she passed away, our Thanksgiving dressing never tasted the same.

Fast forward to today when I went to the garden to pick TONS of sage to dry myself and save for Thanksgiving.  I sat on a stool picking the larger leaves off each large bush.  I ended up with a small pail full and decided I would try to make the rubbed sage two different ways to find out which way was the best.

The first batch, I grouped together about 24 sage leaves and using a rubber band I wrapped each bunch by the stem end.  You should hang each bunch in an area with no direct sunlight and with adequate ventilation. I chose the area above my kitchen sink.

I took some twine and clothes pins to hang each bunch.  Look, decor!

Like I mentioned above, the second method I used was drying the sage leaves on a newspaper in a single layer.  Since I dont go to our attic, I place the newspapers and sage on top of our bookcases.

When the sage is dried out, I will continue on the next step (rubbed sage!) and post about that in the future.