Monday, January 25, 2010
Hello everybody! For this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT Entry, I made an easel card. I've been seeing these, and finally went through a few lovely blogs that told me how to make one. (So many creative folks out there!) It was really fun, and Greta made one this week too! The stamp is from Whiff of Joy. Her name is Willow in the Summer Breeze.
Seeing that Simon Said "Punch It" this week, I used my two punches that I own profusely on this card. Perhaps I need to buy a few more!
Greta made the really sweet quilling flower for my card. She's having fun learning to do quilling. A little bit tedious for my taste, but she's getting good at it.
Thank you for looking and happy stampin' this week! Lisa :-)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Good morning! I wanted to share a recipe for granola with all of you. I've made it for years, and it is always a hit. Who needs store-bought cereal? This stuff is the best!
Thought I'd make a sort of tutorial for you--let me know how you like it!
Here are all the ingredients you'll need:
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup nuts (I use walnuts and pecans)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds or wheat germ
1/4 cup coconut (optional)
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Just to let you know, I doubled my recipe, so you'll see two pans in my photos. You can double or even triple the recipe and freeze some for later (if you have any left over, that is.) Store granola in your pantry in an airtight container for a week or so. In your freezer if you want to keep it longer.
If you have people in your family who don't like raisins or coconut, just make the basic oat and nut mixture and then let people top it with what they like after it is done.
Place your pan in your preheated oven for 20 minutes. Stir your granola after about 10 minutes or so.
Stir occasionally until all of the butter is melted. Remove from heat and put in vanilla. Stir this mixture until vanilla is combined.
When the 20 minutes is up, remove your pan from the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees Farenheit. Pour the flax seeds on the granola and stir. Then pour the butter mixture over your granola. Stir well to coat.
Place your pan back in the oven for about 10 to 15 more minutes, stirring occasionally. You’ll know when it is done when the butter mixture has coated all of the granola and the granola is toasted golden, but maybe still a bit gooey.
Lay a piece or two of foil out on your counter or table.
When your granola is finished baking, it may still be a bit gooey. It will harden as it cools. Empty your pan onto the foil and allow your granola to cool.
(Oops! Ignore my clean laundry there in the background, I'm telling you about my granola instead of folding my laundry!)
Any way you serve it, you've got some happy folks!
I hope you find time to try this recipe! I've made you a printable page with the recipe.
Click here for your printable recipe!
Let me know how you like it and if you have any new ideas or trouble with the recipe, just let me know!