No doubt a frightening concept,  you are what you read and are what you watch in the movies and on television, given what’s out there.

How much those pathways have on influencing young minds is open for debate.

Part of the challenge is that it is hard to scientifically prove those medium’s effect with one study when there will be another study by the manufacturers or producers to offset the first one.

One thing that is irrefutable is that we are what we eat.

Done deal.

In working side by side with some of the most beautiful women in the world in our competitive female submission grappling industry, we often see up close what they eat.

One of our leaders in eating healthy is Samantha Grace. article samanthagracefanclub photo credit

Wow, just look at her.

She is the epitome of perfect looks and great health.

She’s a pretty good wrestler too.

Like here. article,

And here. article, photo

You can find a healthy amount of her female grappling matches at: article,

Okay Samantha. We’re convinced. We don’t need a study. We can take one look at your hair, skin and beauty and know that you are what you eat.

The challenge for most of us is even if we buy into that theory, we still want to have fun when we eat.

You might have to add some additional goodies to it but it’s hard to beat the health benefits of oat meal.

“I have oatmeal every morning with whole milk, bananas, and cinnamon, and it’s just the best thing ever.”… Kourtney Kardashian

The benefits of eating oatmeal has been proclaimed for ages but it’s easy to forget the information thus sometimes a reminder is in order.

Explained wonderfully at, we learn, “Oatmeal is a whole grain, and eating whole grains can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal also contains lignans, a plant chemical that has been found to prevent heart disease. The food label on your package of oats should list one ingredient: whole grain oats. Avoid prepackaged oatmeal that may be high in both sodium and sugar and lower in beneficial fiber. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommends eating whole grains to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, whole grains such as oats are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins.”

Good to know. Still, for those of us have eaten oatmeal on a consistent bases, this great food may still need some flavorful companions to make it more palatable. article, photo credit

The usual tasty suspects are raisons, fresh fruit, cinnamon and nuts.

Ah nuts.

How about peanut butter. It can be a healthy food as well.

At they share, “The health benefits of peanut butter include a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, degenerative nerve diseases, and control of Alzheimer’s disease. It also helps in decreasing hypertension, and the risk of contracting viral and fungal infections.”

So not commonly known for its dynamic combination, we would like to have a visiting writer delight with appears to be a tasty recipe that combines both oatmeal and peanut butter.

Please enjoy.

By Jennifer Wagner   Submitted On June 12, 2016

Make Some Great No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies article, Macaroni and Cheesecake website

I love to be in the kitchen, maybe because I don’t get enough time in there, but regardless when I have the chance, I get in there and bake or make cookies for my grandchildren, cook dinner for my kids or prepare some tasty treat for my co-workers. It gives me great pleasure to spend time in the kitchen because I know that many will enjoy the outcome of my time there.

Of all of the tasty treats that I will make or bake, the one that seems to get the most comments and compliments is the No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. They love these cookies at work, at home and at parties. Many times people will ask me to make the No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies for a wedding or shower, at a graduation party or even at a church social.

I started make the No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies at a young age. When I was a child, my grandmother made these cookies for our family reunions. They were in BIG demand by everyone. She would have to hide a stash of them so that they were not eaten all at once and when everyone thought that her No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies were gone, she pulled out the stash, only to see big smiles yet again.

Sadly in 1979, my grandmother passed away and somehow I obtain her recipe and started making them for the family reunions. I found that I, too, had to put a stash away for a later time in the day (or weekend) so that they would be spread out for the group to enjoy. Since that time, I’ve been requested to make them for many occasions.

Do I think my recipe is special? No. Do I think there is anything different in my No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies that is not in other recipes? No, not really, but I do have a few handy tips that can help you to make good No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

Before I give you the recipe, please let me give you a few helpful hints:

  1. Do not double the recipe. It never seems to work for me because of the formula of the ingredients and the amount of heat and boiling that it requires. If you need to make more than one batch, simply make them individually. It really doesn’t take any more time and they will be perfect each time.
  2. Be sure to use the timer. The recipe will call for bringing the ingredients to a boil. Make sure it comes to a complete full boil and then start the timer for one minute. You do not want to overcook or under cook these cookies. Over cooking them will result in crumbly, dry cookies. Under cooking them will give you a runny mess.
  3. Let Stand for One Minute: I typically let my cookies in the pot for about one minute before dropping them by spoonful on the wax paper. This gives it a little cooling time and will not drip as much.
  4. Shape them for appeal. After dropping them by spoonful on the wax paper, I take a fork which has been dipped in cool water, and press them around the sides to give them a more round appearance and eliminate the round oatmeal edges that tend to spread. Then I press the top lightly to flatten the top without squishing the cookie. Dip the fork in cool water often to keep it from sticking to the cookies.
  5. Lift the Wax Paper to loosen. After the No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies have hardened (several hours later), you can remove them from the wax paper more easily, if you list the wax paper off the counter or table top so that they are not stuck. They will easily peel from the wax paper.
  6. Store in air tight container. For longer lasting cookies that will not dry out, keep them in an airtight plastic storage container. Keeping them on a plate with plastic wrap is good, but a container that is air tight works better.

The recipe for No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies that I make follows:

1 stick of margarine
2 cups of sugar
½ cup of milk
Combine in a sauce pan, cook ingredients and bring to a boil. Once the margarine is completely melted and the sauce comes to a hard boil, boil it for one minute, stirring occasionally.

½ cup of peanut butter

One melted, add:
4 tablespoons of cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix well and add
3 cups of 1-minute oatmeal.

Stir well. Let stand and then drop by teaspoons on wax paper. Yields approximately 42 cookies


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Please consult with your physician before consuming.

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