what i am eating - comfort food

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!

I am so glad that I decided to take a bit of a break this week.  I decided before everything happened with the Boston Marathon, and I think God was preparing me.  I used to work right there when I lived in Boston.  I knew exactly where the bombs went off, I knew the surrounding stores, and the streets.  It hit way too close to home, and I have to say that I was in complete shock for a couple of days.  Thinking that the craziness of this world is so close.  

It was a beautiful week outdoors, so I spent the time unplugged and with my babes playing outside, going for walks, and absorbing as much vitamin D as possible.

On the food front, it was all about comfort food for me this week.  When I am stressed, I like two things, to cook/bake and listen to music.  That is what I did.  I made 2 trays of homemade macaroni and cheese, and I made cookies - oatmeal raisin.  And it was all very comforting!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

375 degrees ~ 8 minutes

3/4 cup coconut oil (not melted - stick in the fridge for a bit if it is warm where you are)

1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup raisins

Cream together coconut oil and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, and then add to coconut oil/sugar/egg mixture.  Mix until combined.  Fold in raisins.  Drop small spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake about 8 minutes - depending on the size of your cookie.  

Here are my favorite recipes from last week:

Now onto the link up!  Please link your food related posts/pictures/recipes below!  Can't wait to see what everyone else is doing this week!  And don't forget that I am pinning recipes to my what i am eating pinterest board - you can find it here

Linking up at One Project at a Time


  1. Ohh your cookies look yummy!!

  2. Those cookies look delicious, I may have to make a batch! Thanks so much for featuring my recipe from last week my friend!!!

  3. We all know organ meat is good for us, but most of us think it tastes bad. Did you know that beef heart has a taste and texture similar to steak, but with way more vitamins and minerals. I linked up to a post on how to prepare it with chimichurri sauce.

  4. Thank you for hosting and thank you so much for the invite! I've linked up the cupcake recipe as well as a healthier one for Quinoa Chicken Salad. I just read your "about" page and noticed that you were interested in homesteading. You'd be more than welcome to link up any time at our HomeAcre Hop on Thursdays. We'd love to have you! The hop is still open for this week if you are interested: http://blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/the-homeacre-hop-15-and-a-fun-giveaway/

    Thanks again for the invite and have a great weekend!


  5. Thanks for inviting us! Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Those cookies look delicious!

    I think it was a good thing for you to be on a break this week. Being so closely connected to Boston must have made it that much more difficult to deal with :(

  7. Our country has needed comfort food this week.

  8. Thanks for inviting me. Everything looks delicious!

  9. Thanks for the invite for the link up!!!! Looking forward to following along with your blog!

  10. This looks like a blog hop I won't want to miss again! I'm glad I found it through your FB page found by means of the FB Frenzy!


  11. I love this. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite! I think I'll have to make some this week. Anywho, just found you through the FB frenzy. I look forward to reading more :)


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