Sunday, October 11, 2009

Whole Wheat Granola Bars

There is nothing like a homemade granola bar for, much better than boxed and packaged hard things (and who knows what's in them).  I found a recipe here for granola bars and below is my version:

Mix together:

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice crispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes (or bran)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or raisins, almond slivers, craisins, white chips, peanut butter,etc.) use your imagination!

Press into 9 x 13 greased pan leave about an inch on each end, bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 min.  Cut into rectangles, let cool, very yummy!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Cozy Find

Maple Sugaring, Early Spring in the Northern Woods, 1872
I just love romantic, warm and fuzzy, cute and cuddly things that come along with this time of year! With so much chaos in the world it's so delightful when you can make your home a haven, a little "heaven" on earth.

So when I found this cozy book and movie list from Coffee Tea Books and More I did a happy jig about the room!  Ha ha ha, She also has sweet tunes playing in the background.  Here is a sample of her list:

AUTHORS (Fiction & Nonfiction)

Edith Schaeffer
Elizabeth George
Sally Clarkson
Gladys Taber

Christy by Catherine Marshall
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
The Oxford Chronicles by Melanie Jeschke

Let me just say that I loved the book Christy, and although I loved the series immensely the book was spectacular!  Me and the girlies are reading all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books each evening and are almost finished with Little House in the Big Woods!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Whole Wheat Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls ~~~ YUM!

I love cinnamon rolls but don't always have the time to make the yeast ones, so this is a great treat when your in a hurry and want them for breakfast!!!

The rolls are made up of a buttermilk biscuit recipe:
You will need:

  • 1-1/4 c. Whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c. white flour
  • 1-1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. butter (cup up in pieces)
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk

Mix all ingredients together.

Knead lightly on floured surface.

Roll out to a 9" x 16" rectangle, brush with 2 Tablespoons of melted butter.

Then sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 tsp. ground cinnamon.

Roll up and cut into 1" thick slices.  Bake @ 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or golden brown.

Mix up 2/3 c. powdered sugar, 1 T buttermilk, 1 tsp. butter, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla add to tops of rolls for a yummy glaze!!!

NOW, Eat 'Em up!