First of all, congrats to Donna Beechick! She is our winner of the very cool pizza stone – yippee. Thanks to all who participated, I really appreciate your support. And thank you to Christina for providing the prize!
Moving along, welcome to the very first L’s picks! We will try our best to feature this weekly to give those with picky eaters a little bit of hope that there are recipes their kids may consume that are adult table worthy.
Believe me, I get it. The majority of the time I am serving L some sort of semblance of fruit, cheese, hummus, crackers…etc. It’s always grilled cheese, or a hot dog, or pb&j. His life is eating off the kids menu. Surely this can’t be my kid! Oh but it is.
He has picky down to a science. It’s not only about taste – but about the exact shape and/or shade of color of a particular item as well.
So this will hopefully push me AND him to expand our horizons a bit. I’m not going to promise you that what works for L will work for your kid, but, I will give you the guarantee that the recipes featured in L’s picks he will consume and they are also suitable for adults. That’s saying a lot, for us.
And now, I turn it over to L. His first blog post! Maybe he is my son…
Me and my friend Ryder had fun. We played with Drew and Brittany. There was a big snowstorm. We went inside. We had cookies. There was treasure inside them. Pirates eat them on their ship. We had lots of fun. The end.
And now a note from mom…
It helps to give something you want your child to eat a fun name. If I had handed these to L and said they were a ‘cookie’ I am 98% he would have turned away disgusted. In his mind, oreos are cookies. So, ‘pirate’ cookies were born. I told him they were full of ‘treasure’ and you had to eat into the middle to get to the chocolate.
In his mind he is eating treasure and I’m thinking – ha, you’re eating flax seed.
- 2 cups applesauce
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 eggs, room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 TBS baking powder
- 1 TBS salt
- 1/4 cup milled flax seed
- 2 cups dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups almonds, sliced
- 2 cups cranberries
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 7 cups rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine applesauce, butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.
- Add in flour, baking powder, salt, and flax seed. Mix well.
- Stir in chocolate, almonds, cranberries, and walnuts. Mix well. Slowly add in oats and stir to combine.
- Drop by the large TBS onto a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
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Congrats to the winner! My sister hides stuff in food for her kids all the time and they have no idea – she just purees them into pasta sauces, soups, etc. – if they see chunks, they freak out!
Hope you had a nice weekend – and hope we don’t get as much snow as they predict tomorrow!
hey, congrats Donna Beechick. I love the Cookies recipe, and the theme of pirate, give it more attraction that it becomes famous around kids. My nephew is going to become double happy, when I will make this for him.
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