Monday, April 4, 2016

Blustery day in April - Homemade granola bars in my kitchen!

 Yesterday was an unexpected day at home.
And so...
Granola bars have been on my
"to try" list and so I tried.

 I kinda followed a recipe but
really you could say I just used a recipe
as a reference.

They taste yummy to me!

Here is what I did, after referencing the recipe.

3 cups whole oats

1/2 cup honey

3 Tbsp. maple syrup

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cup of a mixture of things I had in my cupboard:
sunflower seeds
chopped up figs
dried cherries
pumpkin seeds

I then toasted the oatmeal at 350 for 15 minutes

While it was toasting I heated the honey and maple syrup in the microwave

then added the cinnamon and vanilla

After the oatmeal was toasted I stirred in the honey mixture

and then added the fruit and nut mixture.

I then dumped it into a 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper

pressed it down and left it cool.

 Then I melted chocolate
(maybe a cup of chocolate chips)
and spread it on the cooled oatmeal in the pan.
After that set up
I flip the whole thing out and then
I cut it into bars and
melted more chocolate and
drizzled it over the bars!

Next time maybe I will add some peanut butter and chocolate chips.

I do think that that the chocolate on the
bottom helped them stay together.

I think they are tasty and I think they are kinda healthy!
Win. Win.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Do you remember?

Turning thirteen?
Being a teenager, what fun!
Well most of the time...
...with a few a lot of awkward moments
sprinkled in between.

Here's to being 13!

Burger anyone?
I mean, cake?

Happy 13th, Justin!

So this guy was 13 at one time
but this cake isn't for him
but he did grill up some AMAZING
bleu cheese burgers on this day!

Chocolate cake, anyone?
Yes, please!

Happy 13th, Rebecca!