Muesli with nuts and dried fruit

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I've been dancing around the idea of making muesli for some time now, and one recent Saturday morning I finally made it happen. A quick Wikipedia search turned up a bit of background and basic approach to the dish. I loved the idea of a grated apple making up the bulk of the ingredients. I… Continue reading Muesli with nuts and dried fruit

Candied Orange Peel

Candied orange peel from scratch

While perusing Christmas baking recipes, I earmarked one that called for candied fruit, including candied orange peel. I've never bought candied fruit or peel, and after some poking around online to figure out what exactly candied orange peel is, saw some tutorials for making it instead. And as luck would have it, I had some oranges on… Continue reading Candied Orange Peel

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Strawberry freezer jam

I've been craving strawberry jam these days, and although they're aren't any crazy good deals on fresh strawberries right now I did find a decent enough price to pick up 2 pounds (2 lb/$5 at Sprouts). After pureeing the strawberries in the food processor, I was left with 3 1/2 cups of crushed strawberries. The… Continue reading Strawberry Freezer Jam

Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast quinoa

Recently I watched the Creative Ways with Whole Grains course on Craftsy.com. This course really inspired me to branch out with how I cook with whole grains. There are so many good-looking recipes included in the course materials (one at the top of my list is Farro Risotto with Mushrooms). I had most of the ingredients needed for this… Continue reading Breakfast Quinoa

Apricot freezer jam

Apricot freezer jam

Ever since making apricot crisp, I've been obsessed with apricots. There not something I had purchased in the past but they were so delicious in the crisp. They're in season right now, and one of the local grocery stores had them at a great price. I had instant pectin on hand from my raspberry freezer jam project, and… Continue reading Apricot freezer jam