Oregon Dark Cherry & Oatmeal Bars

Oregon Dark Cherry & Oatmeal Bars | From My Sweet Heart

“IN THE CHERRY BLOSSOM’S SHADE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A STRANGER.”  Kobayashi Issa Do you have cherry trees where you live? Here in the nation’s capital, we are awaiting the bloom of the cherry blossoms.  To me, that is the kick off to springtime.  And it always has me thinking of cherries.  I love…

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Do Si Do Mini Bundts #BundtBakers

Do Si Do Mini Bundts | From My Sweet Heart

“OURS IS A CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIPS UNITED BY IDEALS.”  Juliette Gordon Low. Do you buy Girl Scout cookies every year? I do!  To me, it’s just another ritual of spring.  We all have our favorites.  Mine are Do Si Dos; sweet oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a peanut butter filling.  So it was very exciting when…

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Almond & Oat Granola Bars

Almond & Oat Granola Bars | From My Sweet Heart

“RESPECT YOUR BODY.  EAT WELL.  DANCE FOREVER.”  Eliza Gaynor Minden. Let’s talk granola bars. Crunchy or chewy? I love all kinds, but for me, I prefer chewy. Granola bars are such a perfect, quick, compact, portable snack .  And I eat them pretty regularly.  There may be some decent store bought brands out there, but…

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Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones

Chocolate, Oatmeal & Pecan Scones | From My Sweet Heart

“IF YOU’RE AFRAID OF BUTTER, USE CREAM.”  Julia Child. I’m not afraid of butter or cream!  Which is a good thing since both ingredients are found in these light, chocolatey scones! I belong to a group of bloggers who love to celebrate chocolate.  Roxana, of Roxana’s Home Baking is the founder of The Chocolate Party. …

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Wild Blueberry Oatmeal in Warm Maple Cream

Wild Blueberry Oatmeal in Warm Maple Cream | From My Sweet Heart

“YOU HAVE TO EAT OATMEAL OR YOU’LL DRY UP.  ANYBODY KNOWS THAT.”  Kay Thompson, author of ‘Eloise’. Growing up in New England, and especially in the winters, my dad would very often make me oatmeal for breakfast.  To some, this may have seemed like the dreaded, dreary breakfast.  I think oatmeal has a bad rap…

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