There is nothing more comforting than a fresh batch of oatmeal raisin cookies in the cookie jar. This simple recipe, brings back all the feelings of childhood. The flavor, the texture and the faint scent of cinnamon.
1 1/2cups firmly packed brown sugar
1cup (2 sticks) softened butter
2cups all-purpose flour
2teaspoons ground cinnamon
1teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
2cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
How to make
STEP 1 Heat oven to 350°F. STEP 2 Combine brown sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, water and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients except oats and raisins; beat at low speed until completely mixed. Fold in oats and raisins.
STEP 3 Form tablespoon-sized rounded balls and place 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely and store in air tight container.
I adore kitchen canister sets. There is something so nostalgic about displaying a set of canisters on your kitchen countertop. Canisters are not only functional by keeping food fresh, they can add visual interest to an otherwise boring space. The variety of styles, colors and shapes seem to be endless making it easy to find a set that reflects your kitchen style.
I recently went on the hunt for my perfect canister set (it was tough) and compiled a list of my favorites. I had a couple attributes on my wish list when narrowing down my top favorites. The canisters needed to: have clean design lines, a classic style and be affordably priced. I think I found a group that met all of the requirements and will make a great investment to stand the test of time. If not, they will still look adorable on my counter. Enjoy!
Make sure you rotate your dry goods. Date all foods and food containers. Stored foods cannot get any better than what originally went in, but they can certainly get worse. If you don’t know how old it is — when in doubt, throw it out!
Keep stored foods cool, dry and well ventilated. The temperature should be between 50°F and 70°F. Also, make sure it’s out of direct sunlight. Sunlight promotes oxidation and the subsequent loss of the food’s nutritional value and quality
Make sure your goods are stored in a low humidity area. Most canisters have a rubber or plastic seal to keep humidity out to help food stay fresher, longer.
I have another shop favorite to share! The Crooked Shed an Etsy shop based in Ottawa, Canada. Owned by the talented couple, Danielle and Josh, they specialize in hand lettered, reclaimed wood signs and home décor.
I received one of their Fresh Cut Flower Signs which I’m in love with. Flowers are definitely the way to my décor-loving heart! *Swoon*
The Crooked Shed has a great selection of products and is constantly expanding and coming up with new creations. Here is a sample of some of their pieces currently for sale in their shop: