While the terms oatmeal and porridge can be used interchangeably to describe a warm dish made by crushing or chopping oats and combining them with milk or water, the term oatmeal refers to dishes made entirely from oats.... More »

Oatmeal cookie recipes, like other cookie recipes, can be made more interesting with the addition of chocolate chips and nuts to add texture. Raisins may also be added or used instead of chocolate chips for a more comple... More »

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To make simple oatmeal cookies, cream together 1 stick butter and 1 cup sugar. Mix in 1 egg. Add 1 cup and 2 tablespoons flour, then stir in 1 cup raisins and 1 1/2 cups rolled oats. Form cookies, and bake them at 350 de... More »

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Oats are the whole grains or kernels that are the seed of the oat plant, while oatmeal commonly refers to the cereal or porridge made by cooking processed oats in a hot liquid. Coarsely ground oat kernels are also called... More »

To make oatmeal in a microwave using quick-cooking oats, put 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, 1 cup water and a dash of salt into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on the highest power for 1 1/2 to two minutes, then sti... More »

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To make a whole grain breakfast porridge, combine 1/2 cup red or wild rice, 1/2 cup of steel-cut oats, 1/4 cup of pearl barley and 1/2 cup of farina or wheat cereal into a rice cooker. Add 1 cinnamon stick, 1 two-inch or... More »

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To make a yam marshmallow casserole, boil yams for 5 to 10 minutes, drain the water, and mash the potatoes with milk, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper before spreading into a casserole dish. Top with marshmallows, and bak... More »

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