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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just can't get enough!

Lately, I just can't seem to get enough of this granola. I don't care to have a bowl of hot oatmeal very often, though when I do, it is drizzled with maple syrup, sprinkled with walnuts & then, topped with milk. When I eat granola, I eat it dry. Go figure!
This recipe is sooo simple & amazingly good. I hope you'll try some!
3 c. oatmeal
1 c. chopped walnuts or a little more!
3 Tb. melted butter
1/3 c. honey
Sprinkle of salt
Mix oats & nuts together. Mix melted butter & honey together. Pour over oat mixture & stir together, add just the teeniest sprinkle of salt if desired. (I like it with the salt!) Stir. Dump into greased pan with raised sides. Heehee-that's an important instruction!!
Bake at 300* for 30 minutes altogether,stirring after 15 minutes. Check after 20 min.s to make sure it's not too brown. Let cool, if you can, taste & say mmm mmmh!!!
Now - for my variations!
I made it with pure maple syrup instead of the honey-Incredibly yummy!
I have used walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews & sun flower seeds for the nuts & have combined a couple different nuts for a batch. I think the cashew/pecan batch is my fave so far!
Let me know if you try it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas is coming....

"Christmas is coming & the ..... is getting fat". In this case it's the chubby little tree,not the goose that's getting fat.These were really fun & fast to make! The chubby little tree is made from circles from a scalloped circle punch. I'm hoping to do a class with these.
Notice all the fun little variations. The first tree has golden snowflakes stamped on the tag, topped with a gold star. #2 is non-traditionally colorful,perfect for a little girl. #3 is classic & simple. #4 is topped with a shiny silver star-shaped brad. #5 has sparkly rhinestone stars scattered over it. Okay kids-do you need some tags?? Hurry up & tell me before I go out to Summy's!!
I love this retro image,don't you?
A card kit I made.
Another card kit I made. It's really not to soon to start making your goose, ergh, I mean, tree, fat, too!!!