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Cinnamon Applesauce Pecan Oatmeal


I discovered a decent variation on a traditional breakfast today. I made mostly normal oatmeal in the microwave. (As in, the oatmeal came from the container that you can either cook with a stove or in the microwave.)

However, for half the liquid required, I used cinnamon applesauce instead of milk. The other half was milk.

It was quite nice.

I also added in some pecans.

I’m thinking that next time, it will also go really well with some dried cranberries.


variations on oatmeal.
I also threw in some ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

Unfortunate discovery: I don’t like buttermilk.


I made a sad discovery recently: I don’t actually like the flavor of buttermilk. Or things baked with buttermilk.

I found this out after I made some gorgeous pretzel sticks (which I forgot to photograph.) But there’s just something about the flavor that is… unpleasant. I have no clue how people are able to actually drink the stuff!

So, I guess I’ll be sticking with fake buttermilk for a while. And for those of you who don’t know, that’s actually really easy:

  1. Take 1 Tbsp of something acidic. (Vinegar, lemon juice, something.)
  2. Pour it into a 1-cup liquid measure.
  3. Pour milk up to the 1-cup line.
  4. Voila, “buttermilk”, that actually tastes ok!




So, I’m not actually posting a recipe today. But, I (finally) ended up getting a cast-iron skillet, and I’m ridiculously pleased with it.

In large part, because it’s tiny!

I got a 3.5″ skillet. It was $5 from Amazon, it fits in the toaster oven, and it’s a good way to become accustomed to caring for cast-iron. (Speaking of which, I just made another biscuit and therefore need to finish re-seasoning the thing…)

Skillet that's barely not too small for a stove-top
Look! It fits! It’s NOT too small!
Small skillet with an individual size bread.
It fits a mini-bread-biscuit-thing

Anyway. Have a lovely day!