Reminiscing ~

The body becomes what the foods are, as the spirit becomes what the thoughts are. ~Kemetic Saying

I have always had a love-hate relationship with school lunches ~ loved the slightly sweet yeast rolls, hated the Salisbury steak the rolls were served with; loved the real mashed potatoes, hated the lumpy brown [gravy] stuff they drowned them in; loved the chocolate-oatmeal no-bakes on Fridays, but hated the pizza with cheese(?) and the really weird red smear of grease this cheese made on the tray… I once had lunch at my Cousin Diane’s school in Elgin, Oklahoma. There were ladies in the small cafeteria actually MAKING lunch! Smashing potatoes with an old fashioned, albeit industrial-sized potato masher!



The following recipe is a “grown-up” version of the afore mentioned no-bake cookies.  I hope you enjoy!

Dark Chocolate No-Bakes with Bailey’s & Cream

  • 1/3 c dark baking cocoa
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 10 T butter
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 T Bailey’s

Combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT Bailey’s, in a large pot; bring to a medium boil, remove from heat; allow to cool for 2 minutes. Add Bailey’s and stir.


  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1/4 c confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 c chunky peanut butter
  • 1 c crisped rice cereal
  • 3 c oats

Stir well and drop by spoonfuls (or 1 T cookie scoop) onto waxed paper. Cool & enjoy ~ v


the original recipe was from my Home Ec teacher, Ms Nials, written in class when I was in the 10th grade!

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