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 We make good on our promises so it is time to discuss oatmeal in cookie form. Have you ever been lured and deceived by raisins? Do you know where no bake cookies come from? How about the fighting capabilities of Sesame Street characters? Take a listen as we taste and chat over these grandmotherly delights. spilledmilkpodcast.com



Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie* from The Grand Central Baking Book 

*Matthew's Note: This is an approximate recipe. Note that cookies look way underbaked when done, and you shouldn't put white chocolate in anything. 

Easy Oatmeal Cookies - source unknown

1 cup (8 oz) butter, softened

1 cup (7 oz) sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup (5 oz) flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 cups (7 oz) rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350. Using a large spoon or spatula, blend butter,
sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed. Stir in flour,
baking soda, and salt; mix thoroughly. Stir in oats.

Form dough into small balls, about one inch diameter, and place two
inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly with
fingers (dampen fingers with cold water if dough is sticking). Bake
for 10-12 minutes until the edges are light brown. Cool on the baking
sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Note: I used old fashioned rolled oats; some recipes call for
quick-cooking. I think any kind of rolled oats would work.

Direct download: sm133-oatmealcookies.mp3
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Please sir, we want some more sloppy breakfast cereals. This week our topic is farina aka Cream of Wheat, that favorite meal of the elderly or incarcerated. Join us as we discover what actually makes this stuff edible, Daryl Hannah and bears all before a skin forms. spilledmilkpodcast.com





Most Exciting Page in Wikipedia: List of Porridges

Malt O Meal commercial

Direct download: sm132-creamofwheat.mp3
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Today we discuss extreme exploders, hopped up with high fructose corn syrup and 1% real fruit juice. Those whirling, squirting, leaking, tingling and fizzing flavors that dance on your taste buds provide a science experiment in candy form that could very well blow your mind. spilledmilkpodcast.com





Direct download: sm131-gushing_candies.mp3
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Get ready to expose yourself to that tangy, cold and crunchy meal accompaniment, coleslaw. Shredded, raw and sometimes wilting, we find the perfect balance between green cabbage and red cabbage with a full serving of goat at no extra charge. spilledmilkpodcast.com






Dave Lieberman’s Asian Slaw

Coleslaw with Cilantro and Lime

Direct download: sm130-coleslaw.mp3
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's The Pretzel! He is here to save the day from the Snack Artist's nefarious plan to take over the world with honey mustard pretzel minions. But where is The Pretzel's trusty sidekick, Peanut Butter Pellet? Tune in to find out! spilledmilkpodcast.com





Pretzels Tasted

Rold Gold sticks
Safeway Snack Artist mini twists
Snyders of Hanover sourdough
Trader Joes Peanut Butter Pretzels
Direct download: sm129-pretzels.mp3
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When life gives you powder... you eat it from the can. This week's topic is Lemonade where we discover yet again that Matthew is a snob with atrocious pickup lines while Molly ponders the Mystery of the Missing Pink Lemons. Taste the thirst. EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com




Matthew's Method - Sliced lemons, mashed and strained with sugar and water (sparkling or still)
Molly's Method- Simple syrup, lemon juice, sparkling water (try rosemary infused simple syrup)
Matthew's Arnold Palmer - Equal parts brewed black tea and lemonade with a dash of simple syrup
Direct download: sm128-lemonade.mp3
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Rise and Shine! This week, we embark an another oat based breakfast, this time the gloopy variety. Our slightly snobby hosts prefer posh and steel-cut though they may deign to sample some of that instant flavored stuff. The Podcast, out! (drops mic) www.spilledmilkpodcast.com 






Recipes and Links

April Bloomfield’s Porridge

Megan Gordon’s steel-cut oatmeal

Serious Eats slide show of Oatmeal toppings

Direct download: sm127-oatmeal.mp3
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With rhymes and puns, Molly and Matthew tackle what could prove to be their Achilles' heel, Canned Tomatoes. Through cheesy pasts, shady meeting places and can opener envy, our hosts slog through these pureed, sliced, diced and fire roasted sauce makers. spilledmilkpodcast.com







Cowboy Beans

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter from Orangette

Matthew's Short Ribs with  Wheat berries

Molly's Oven Roasted Canned Tomatoes from Bon Appetit

Direct download: sm126-cannedtomatoes.mp3
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While neither are worthy of the title Granola Mentor, Matthew and Molly are taking us from toasty to tasty. Join these cereal stuffers as they get their oats in order and discuss the merits of clumps, mix-ins and pulling out in time. Help us Sam Elliot, you're our only hope. EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com 




Molly's Granola

Matthew's Granola



Food 52 clump article

The Kitchn clump article

Dang coconut chips

Marge Granola


Direct download: sm125-granola.mp3
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Great blades of wheat grass! This week our super trendy and always relevant hosts are on a cleanse. They are bulking up and hulking out, braving one of the most dreaded of beverages, green juice. This episode is certified organic, all natural, cold pressed, non-GMO and gluten free. Bottoms up! EXPLICIT. spilledmilkpodcast.com 




Abby's Green Smoothie - Blend up the following: coconut water, romaine lettuce, kale, banana, apple, lemon juice and berries.
Super weird hippy version - Blend up the above with a tablespoon of flax seeds, chia seeds, spirulina and chlorella. 
Direct download: sm124-greenjuice.mp3
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