As mentioned previously, Abby mentioned that she wanted to cook through my recipe book (a.k.a this website).  It’s taken a while for me to download these photos so I could tell you all about the experiences, but hope it’s worth the wait!

Fortunately for me, my recipe book is organized with breakfast items first, so I wasn’t going through all the sweets and (gulp) having to eat all of the things that we make.  So, we started this quest quite healthy.  I’m not quite sure how long her fascination for this idea will last, but here’s the first installment!

Here are the links to the recipes:

As you may be aware, I love granola.  Grant LOVES my granola because I stuff it chock-full (there’s an Aussie slang word for you all!) with nuts and dried fruit, rather than what you get in the commercial granolas.  To the point that he will eat it as a snack.  Lots of it.  Which is good, because then it gives me the opportunity to try another combination of nuts and fruit etc.  And eat more of it myself as well!  So I have a number of different granola recipes on this website.  The basic recipe is just this:

  • have equal amounts of nut butter or oil or equivalent to the sweetener (i.e. honey, maple syrup etc)
  • add enough nuts and dried fruit that the butter and sweetener mixture is broken up a little, unless you like clumps in your granola (which I do occasionally!)
  • if you want clumps, don’t stir the granola after it comes out of the oven – add the dried fruit right onto the pan
  • if you don’t want clumps, leave the fruit until the granola is out of the oven and stir in at your leisure.

Oh, and the egg muffins were FANTASTIC.  Try using sun-dried tomatoes the next time you try this recipe – they just add a little extra pizzazz!

So, as I said, I don’t know how long this is going to last … but I’ll keep you updated as Abby and I cook our way through my recipe book.

Until next time, enjoy cooking at home … with kids!

Sarah (and Abby!)

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