Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Tea for Two for Comfort


M y first “Thank You”, is to Silken Purse, who nominated my blog for Kreativ Blogger Award. My schedule has been such that I have not been able to acknowledge this gracious honour or reciprocate. Hopefully, I will be able to make amends in the next few days. How encouraged I am to be included in this creatively gifted sisterhood. I am always cheered and inspired when I immerse myself in this new world. (I am taking baby steps in my techno learning, so I appreciate your patience, more than you know!)

T hank you,for dropping by for tea on this grey autumn day. It is a perfect day for a cup of comfort. I find these days have an affect on my attitude towards the challenging events of my everyday life. That is when I turn to my books for comforting thoughts, inspiring photos and tummy warming recipes, some of which I prepare.

I will share a new recipe with you for a wonderful comfort food:

Grandmother’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies. from The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno

Makes 24 LARGE cookies
2 2/3 cups unsalted olive-oil based margarine, or
2 cups margarine and 2/3 cups applesauce (lighter choice)
2 cups brown sugar
3 large eggs
3 TBSP honey
1 TBSP vanilla
1 ½ tsp sea salt
8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
8 oz dark raisins (optional)
8 oz coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350’. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream the margarine and sugar in a very large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs, honey, vanilla, and salt until smooth and creamy. Use a large wooden spatula or your hands to work in the flour and oats until well combined. Add raisins and walnuts if desired and mix until evenly distributed. Shape dough into large, 3 inch balls and flatten into five or six inch flat cookies on baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until as brown as you desire. Cool on wire racks. Make cookies smaller if you like. I use a small ice cream scoop to measure batter.


  1. Love this post today!~ I'll have to try that healthy and yummy recipe..,Take care!


  2. Bonjour! What a great post. Who told you I love oatmeal cookies?

  3. This recipe is huge - I bet the cookies store well in the freezer. Happy FF.


  4. Hi Pam...

    So happy to see you for Sunday Favorites today, sweet lady! Ohhh...your oatmeal cookies look and sound delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us! My grandma always made oatmeal cookies and they were very soft...and remained soft...which I like! I'll have to share her recipe one day!

    Have a wonderful week, Pam!
    Chari @Happy To Design