After making all my favorite cookies for Christmas, I was at a loss for what to try next. So I did what bored kids all around America do every day after school—stood in front of my open kitchen cabinets and refrigerator until something popped out at me. I certainly wasn’t going to the grocery store to pick up any ingredients, so I had to make do with what I had. And what I had was oats and raisins, leftover from various baking adventures last fall. Might as well use them before they expire.