Food for Thought – Edwina Napier


Happy birthday to Doris Beasley on February 5, Charles Burris on February 10, Edward Arms and Linda Haston on February 14.

Bible Verse

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:35

Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/4 cups ( 2 1/2 sticks) margarine, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices, mix well. Stir in oats. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie, 10 to 11 for a crisp cookie. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet, remove to wire rack. Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.


Pound Cake Loaf

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/4 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add milk and beat well with electric mixer at medium speed. Stir in vanilla and almond extract.

Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely.