I mentioned occasionally killing in the name of chocolate. Unfortunately, I was only partially kidding. Sometimes, I get this urge that if I don't get chocolate in T-15 minutes, I will explode. Therefore, I have become a Publix ice cream addict and I love to cook and bake!

Oatmeal is only the beginning of my kitchen forays. Baking has become one of my favorite past-times, and I'd like to share (78 KB pdf) a few things I've made lately.

Included are a few things I have baked in the past few months. Some have been baked for friends, birthdays, as thank yous and (too many) have been made simply for selfish pleasure.

Current favorite flavor combinations include cinnamon, chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. If you don't believe me, check out my latest and most common oatmeal concoction:


Brought liquid and spice mixture to a boil, added oats. Boiled for several minutes then added:

Boiled until mixture reached desired consistency (thick and stewy for me!) then poured hot oats into (almost) empty chocolate peanut butter jar. Peanut butter melted into hot oats. All I can say is wow-zah!