Maple Spiced Nut Granola with Pecans, Flax, and Sunflower Seeds

Maple Spiced Nut Granola with Pecans, Flax Seeds, and Sunflower Seeds

It's very rare that we host overnight guests at our place, but this weekend we'll have company for a few days. Of course this got me thinking about what the heck other people like to eat at home. This granola sounded like a crowd pleaser and a perfect item for the pantry. Even though it's summer, and… Continue reading Maple Spiced Nut Granola with Pecans, Flax, and Sunflower Seeds

Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel (Orangettes)

homemade orangettes

Awhile back, I made candied orange peel for the first time, with the intention of putting it in Stollen. Happily, there was enough for the Stollen as well as some Orangettes. I'm not bit on chocolate and fruit (chocolate-covered strawberries being the exception) and orange + chocolate has never sounded appetizing to me, so I… Continue reading Chocolate-dipped Candied Orange Peel (Orangettes)

Vanilla and Gingerbread Swiss Buttercreams

vanilla and gingerbread buttercreams

Today I pulled some of the Whole Wheat Vanilla Mini Cupcakes out of the freezer to top with buttercream. Since it's that gingerbread-filled season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I knew that some of them would be getting a gingerbread buttercream. After mixing up the recipe for buttercream, it felt a little criminal to do anything to change the… Continue reading Vanilla and Gingerbread Swiss Buttercreams