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August 30, 2019

Welcome to #Food4ThoughtFriday! Featuring: Rändi Fay


I am one of those scattered musician-types that can’t keep to a schedule. I’m goal-oriented, but my path to those goals often weaves in the most unpredictable, erratic paths. I seem to get lost in time, completely diving into the blog or song I’m writing, or music I’m learning, or a garden I am weeding, or cooking that rare amazing meal for my family -I pretend I’m Julia Child and make huge messes! But I am terrible at setting aside time to prepare a meal for myself. I often grab something at my desk, or at the bathroom sink while throwing on makeup, or as I decompress after a long recording session, late night rehearsal or gig (I hate singing on a full stomach!). One of my absolutely favorite snacks to eat on the fly is what my family calls “Semi-Cookies” (don’t ask), but are more commonly known as “Monster Cookies.” They are packed with nutritious chewy peanut butter & oatmeal deliciousness, and of course your daily requirement of m&m’s as well!  Monster Cookies are relatively simple to make, and last well in an airtight container, or even better in the freezer! 

Here is a photo of my well-worn recipe from an ancient school fundraiser cookbook, evidence that Monster Cookies (Colassal Cookies?? I don’t ever remember even calling them that!) are a time tested favorite for my fam! And I laugh because I JUST saw that my instructions are ALL messed up in this rendition of the recipe.  Did I send in an incorrect recipe, or was it a transcription error? Oh boy… before the days of “cut and paste…” I hope the missing steps are self evident! In any case, the corrected recipe instructions are below. I promise they are correct!




“Semi-/Monster/Colossal Cookies”


1/2 c. (I stick) margarine softened

2 c. creamy peanut butter 

1 1/2 c. white sugar

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

4 eggs

1tsp vanilla

6 c. quick oatmeal

2 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 c. (12 oz) m&m’s

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Blend margarine & peanut butter in large bowl. Add in sugars and mix well.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well
  • Add in oatmeal, baking soda and salt, blending just enough to mix everything well.
  • Hand stir in m&m’s – a must! 
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet then flatten a little.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool for a minute before removing to wire rack to cool.

There you have it! Now chow down and enjoy!

With tons of cookie love,

Rändi Fay

December 13, 2018

Music Update Central Reviews Rändi Fay’s New Single “Joy Whispered”

“There’s certain Christmas songs that you could hear anywhere, and this is one of them. This is a song that I could see being played in a church choir and at Christmas concerts. It has this appeal to many different listeners.”

Music Update Central reviews Rändi Fay’s new holiday single “Joy Whispered.” Check it out here.

December 13, 2018

Rändi Fay Sits Down with The Reclusive Blogger to Talk New Holiday Single “Joy Whispered”

“The inspiration for ‘Joy Whispered’ came in a songwriting challenge where I had to choose five words from a list of ten and write a Christmas song using them. Two words really stuck out to me: ‘silent’ and ‘light.’ I don’t think I had considered those two words together before, giving me a fresh image of the familiar manger scene. There must have been the feeling of ‘hush’ among the people gathered under quiet starlight in awe of the new born baby, whispering excitement – so human and so divine!”

Learn more about Rändi Fay’s new holiday single “Joy Whispered,” music she’s got on repeat, and more in her interview with The Reclusive Blogger. Check it out here.

November 26, 2018

Indie Minded Premieres Rändi Fay’s New Holiday Single “Joy Whispered”

“During a songwriting challenge in October, I was given the assignment of writing a holiday song, choosing five of ten words from a list. Two words that were randomly placed together stuck out to me: ‘silent’ and ‘light.’ I love Christmas, everything Christmas, but what I love most is the universal peace at its core.”

Indie Minded has the exclusive first listen of Rändi Fay’s new holiday single “Joy Whispered.” Get the details here.

September 18, 2018

Music Musings & Such Talks to Rändi Fay

“The inspiration behind ‘Supernatural’ was the age-old controversy regarding what makes music ‘real’. A lot of musicians are down on some of the synthetic sounds used in music today. But, to me, music is what’s in the heart of the creator and in the ear of the listener. It’s music if it connects.”

Learn more about Rändi Fay’s new single and music video “Supernatural” in her interview with Music Musings & Such here.

September 18, 2018

Rändi Fay Pens Guest Blog for Musical Notes Global “When Music and Medicine Collide”

“The cool thing is, in both fields, I have been given the opportunity to change someone’s life, to heal him. To inspire her. Now, with mindful balancing of my exuberant muse and the discipline of intellect, I can create music to help people find connection and new meaning in their lives.”

Rändi Fay gets intimate with Musical Notes Global and discusses the intersection of music and medicine in her life. Check it out here.