Blueberry Syrup

.5 cup blueberries
.5 cup water (warm)
.5 cup sugar
.5 tsp lemon juice

Combine blueberries, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat with low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium and bring to a gentle boil, stirring often, until syrup is thickened, about 20 minutes.

Whisk lemon juice into syrup; serve immediately or cool.

Mounds Bar Cake

1.5 cups water
1 cup quick oatmeal
0.5 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup flour
0.5 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
0.5 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla

Icing Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flaked coconut
2 Tbl butter
0.5 cup milk

Preheat oven to 325

Bring water to boil, stir in oatmeal and set aside. Mix shortening, sugar and eggs in large bowl. Add oatmeal to mixture and mix on medium until smooth. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa, and vanilla. Mix well.

Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

After the cake is done immediately make the icing. In a small sauce pan combine milk and butter. Heat at medium/high until melted. Add powdered sugar and coconut. Bring to boil, stirring continuously until thickened, about five minutes. Spread evenly on warm cake.

Allow cake to cool before serving.

Amy’s family has been baking this cake for as long as she can remember. (A long time!) Remember this can be eaten for breakfast, as part of a heart-healthy diet. It does have oatmeal in it!

WeightWatchers PointsPlus: 5 per 2×2 inch square

Pancakes – Connor

1 cup White Flour
0.5 cup Spelt Wheat Flour
3.5 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp White Sugar
1.25 cups milk
1 Egg
3 tbsp Butter – melted

Sift the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center. Pour in the other ingredients and mix until smooth.

Connor found this recipe on-line and made pancakes for the family.


2 cup flour (half oat/half wheat)
2 cups milk
4 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
2 tablespoons sugar (brown)
6 tablespoons vegetable oil

Combine flour, milk and baking powder in large mixing bowl. Whip eggs, sugar and vegetable oil in small bowl; mix into flour mixture. Ladle a little less than one cup of batter onto greased waffle iron.

Yield: six waffles.

My dad shared this recipe with us. – Dan