Oatmeal Cookie Recipe!

I’ve been in the mood for one of my favorite cookies which is oatmeal cookies! I wanted to make them from scratch!

So I have a video of me making these oatmeal cookies for the first time! Check out my video to see how they turned out!

Oatmeal Cookie Video!

The ingredients and recipe are listed here if you want to give it a try!


1/2 cup unsalted butter softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar packed

1 large egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp honey

1 1/4 cup all purpose flower

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup quick oats*

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

*if you only have old fashioned oats, take 1 1/2 cups of the old fashioned oats, then remove 1 cup and put that in the food processor/blender. Give it 1-3 short pulses and now you have your 1 cup of quick oats!


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line your baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

-In a large bowl, beat together the butter and both sugars until fluffy.

-Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and honey

-With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

-Mix in the quick oats and the old fashioned oats

-Form the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size and place 2 inches apart on your baking sheet with parchment paper

-Bake in the middle rack for 9-11 minutes

-Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Then enjoy!

Storing Cookies: you can store the oatmeal cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, though they may get eaten before then! Haha!

Have you made oatmeal cookies?! Do you like them WITH raisins or WITHOUT raisins (like me!)

Comment below to let me know! =)

Recipe from justsotasty.com

Yummy Lunch!

Had a nice vegetarian lunch today. Veggie medley that included mushrooms, zuchinni, red onions, garlic with chickpeas. Added some chopped tomatoes, avocado, spinach all over brown rice. It was so delicious!

What did you have for lunch today?

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe!

This morning I wanted to have some yogurt for breakfast but I ran out of granola! I thought to myself, maybe I can just make my own granola! So I looked up a simple recipe to make my own granola at home!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-3 cups OLD FASHIONED oats

-1 cup of nuts of your choice

-2 tbsp chia seeds

-4 tbsp of honey or maple syrup

-3 tsp vanilla extract

-2 tsp cinnamon

-3 tbsp coconut oil


1. Preheat oven to 300 Degrees F.

2. Mix all ingredients together, put parchment paper on a baking sheet, and spread out a thin layer of the granola mixture.

3. Let it bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the granola starts to brown.

*Make sure to check the granola ever so often because it can burn easily.

Let it cool, then enjoy!

There are many fun ways that you can add this to a variety of dishes like:

Your favorite yogurt

As a topping for a baked apple

Add to muffins

Bake it in bread

Make granola bars

Eat with fruits

Roll bananas in the granola and freeze them

Add some sprinkles to a salad

Add to oatmeal for a nice crunch

Eat with mixed nuts

Place on top of a smoothie bowl or in your favorite smoothie

Your options are endless folks!

Storing your granola

You can store your freshly made granola in an airtight jar/container for up to 2 weeks long.

Or you can store in an airtight jar/container and keep in the freezer for a few months. When ready to eat it, just leave it on the counter to defrost overnight.

And there you have it! Homemade Granola that’s so easy to prepare!

Have you made your own granola before?! Share your recipes in the comments!

Lunch Time in Virginia Beach!

My hubby and I went on a stroll on the boardwalk today. There was a slight breeze but the sun was peaking out so the weather was perfect!

We were starving so we went to this Puerto Rican spot called Mojito Cafe for lunch. I ordered a Black Cherry Peach Mojito. I thought it was a weird combo but the waitress said it taste great so I decided to give it a try! She was right it was a good choice!

For lunch, I ordered a Pernil Asado (Garlic flavored pulled pork) with Tostones (fried plantains). It was amazing! Pernil is one of my favorite Puerto Rican dishes so this definitely hit the spot! =)

Cooper’s Hawk Winery And Restaurant in Virginia Beach!

Earlier this week I went with my in-laws to this nice winery and restaurant called Cooper’s Hawk in Virginia Beach, VA.

When you first walk in, they have the wine tasting area where you can try a variety of wines. I chose to try sweet wines because I prefer sweet over dry wines.

My favorite wines were the Sparkling Moscato, Gewurztrainer, White Sangria, and Cranberry.

After wine tasting, we sat down to eat dinner. We had a few appetizers which consisted of the Classic Tomato Bruschetta and Chicken Potstickers! So yummy!

For my entree, I had Dana’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Betty’s Potatoes and Green Beans. The chicken was so crispy and flavorful and I loved the potatoes, they were cheesy and had a hash brown consistency.

I’m already planning my next trip back to this cool spot haha!

Have you been wine tasting? Do you prefer dry or sweet wines?

I Cannot Resist These!

I used to get them all the time when I lived down south but it’s hard to find them here in NYC.

But I was finally able to get my hands on these delicious Krispy Kreme donuts! OMG if you haven’t tried these, you are missing out! They have a little mini factory inside the store where they prepare the donuts so they always come out hot and fresh!

What are your favorite donuts to eat?! The classic glaze donuts are my favorite! =)

Shrimp And Grits For Dinner!

I’ve had shrimp and grits one time before years and years ago. And I’ve been craving to have it again! So I decided to make shrimp and grits last night for dinner!

The grits were so filling and it had great flavor! Yum!

Have you ever had shrimp and grits before?

Fall Cruise in NYC! You Don’t Want To Miss It!

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Do you enjoy indulging in refreshing wine and spirits?

Are you all about meeting new people?

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Take a nice relaxing cruise on the Hudson River on Sunday October 21st from 12pm-2pm as you enjoy delicious food as well as lovely wine!

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Beef Ramen With Udon Noodles Recipe! 

My manager is also a chef and he was kind enough to give me this beef ramen recipe and all the ingredients to make it! He’s awesome! 😁👏🏾

Here’s how to make it!


Aged beef 

Udon noodles (each pack is 2 servings)

Homemade garlic fish flakes

Ramen sauce


Beef neck bone 



1/2 white onion

1 tablespoon olive oil 



Sesame seeds (optional)

Boiled egg (optional)

Other vegetables of your choice

4 cups water


-Sauté chopped white onions seasoned with salt and pepper in olive oil in a big pot until browned. Set onions to the side. 

-Cook beef in pan. Once it looks like it’s drying out, take out of pan and set aside.

-Add 4 cups of water. Add lemongrass, half of the ramen sauce, and veggies to the pot.

-Add neck bones to pan with other ingredients boil for 1 hour 30 minutes.

-Rinse udon noodles and add to a bowl. Pour ramen broth over the noodles. Top with scallions, fish flakes, sesame seeds, and a boiled eggs (optional).

-Now you can enjoy this delicious dish! 

The ramen was super delicious and flavorful! I hope you get a chance to try out this recipe! 😋