The Way the Cookie Crumbles

The Way the Cookie Crumbles
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Why does oatmeal cause such a debate?

Don't know what I mean? Stop in our house on a day when Dudette requests oatmeal for breakfast. The bowl that's finally put in front of her differs from one parent to the other.

If she asks Hubby, the oatmeal is boiled in water, spooned into a bowl and milk is added to finish it off. It's the way his mom made it so it's the way he prefers.

When I'm the one that's approached with the "I'm hungry" line, that final bowl looks a lot different. I cook the oatmeal in milk along with a pinch of salt. Once done, I add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar and swirl it in. It's what I was raised on and it's what I love.

It's not just bowls of cooked oatmeal either.

Consider the oatmeal cookie. I like mine chewy and with raisins. Hubby's aunt makes the best ones I've ever had in my life. On the flipside, many folks love them crisp with chocolate, a crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

I have to admit that when Quaker sent me a package of their Crunchy Oat Granola Cookies with Mixed Berries my brain started working through all the possibilities. Cookies are cookies and while they're great as a snack or in a lunchbox, there are so, so many other things that can be done with a package or two.

Check out the slideshow above to see how Taking on Magazines gets creative with granola cookies.

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