Walnut Cinnamon Maple Granola

walnut cinnamon maple granola hand lettering with bounce

I improvised a batch of granola using walnuts, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It tastes perfect, and it's my favorite combo so far. Unfortunately I didn't take detailed notes of the recipe! I learned a lesson there, and once I realized how much I like this flavor I jotted down the formula the best I could remember: Formula… Continue reading Walnut Cinnamon Maple Granola

Gingersnap granola

homemade gingersnap granola in jars

Recipe Adapted from Gingersnap Granola from budgetbytes.com Process notes omitted oat bran, almonds, and raisins baked at 350° for 30 min, stirring once Results This granola has a deep, sweet flavor. There's something about adding milk to it that kicks it up to the next level. Next time I'd shorten the baking time a few minutes so… Continue reading Gingersnap granola

Apple Walnut Granola

bowl of apple pie walnut granola

I don't normally have store-bought cereal in the pantry, but one day I found a great deal on a granola cereal. Every once in while I sprinkle it on some homemade yogurt and it's OK, but it's about half puffed rice so it's pretty weak. Then the other day I just had a bowl of it with milk… Continue reading Apple Walnut Granola

Classic birthday cake

buttermilk layer cake with chocolate frosting

I'd love to have a yellow layer cake recipe in my list of go-to recipes -- those recipes that I know work, taste great, and don't demand great feats (or fancy ingredients) to make. I've made a couple of attempts at this classic (once as a small layer cake and cupcakes, and as mini vanilla cupcakes).… Continue reading Classic birthday cake

Disappearing breadsticks

For Christmas this year we decided to make pizzas using those bags of grocery store pizza dough. There was an extra bag, with garlic and herbs mixed into the dough, that we used for cheesy breadsticks. For the recipe, I followed Easy Cheesy Breadsticks from food.com with some small adjustments, and holy cow, were they… Continue reading Disappearing breadsticks