Cookies

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

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These cookies are hearty, soft, and just the right amount of sweet. They adapt well to just about any add in, but my favorites are any combination of white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and shredded coconut.

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2/3 cup butter OR coconut oil, softened (They’re great both ways, really!)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
Whatever mix-ins you want
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter or coconut oil and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in your mix-ins of choice. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just barely golden brown. This is key to making sure they are soft–do not overcook! Cool on wire rack. Store in a Tupperware container to keep moist!
Nutritions

Calories
103

Sodium
124mg
5% DV

Fat
1g
1% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
20g
6% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV