Saturday, December 24, 2011

No better gift then Granola Crunchy Goodness.

I haven't been posting about all of the batches.....but I have been making granola a lot lately! A lot. One week I made a batch, ate it rapidly over only a couple days and then wished it wasn't all gone and made a second batch 3 days later! So while I was on a roll, I talked the fam into making some batches to give away for Christmas gifts.

Cranberry Nut Granola


- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
3. Add in wet ingredients and mix to coat all oats thoroughly.
4. Pour mixture onto sheet pan
5. Cook for an hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
6. After you remove it from the oven let granola cool before adding cranberries.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yet another cupcake review

In the hunt for the best cupcake, I’ve always wanted to try LA’s claim to fame, Sprinkles. I was just talking about it yesterday, so I was super stoked when the opportunity fell into my lap when a box was brought into work today!!!

They were delicious, BUT New York definitely still gets my vote for doing a better cupcake. A variety was brought in and I made sure to get claims on a vanilla. The cake was nice and moist and did have a nice taste to it. Frosting is my favorite part, but the cake is where things can go extremely wrong. The cake should taste good enough on its own to not need frosting. Sprinkles made a good showing in this department. They only have a layer about 1/8” thick of frosting which is just not enough in my book.

They are definitely scrumptious and I wouldn’t think twice about buying some of them, but Crumbs of New York, and Sweet Tooth of Southie are definitely still way higher on my list!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Candy Cane Milkshake

'Tis the season to be eating too many sweets. Fa la la la la la la la la!

Candy Cane Milkshake at Big Daddy's to fill the peppermint stick ice cream craving. Ate with a spoon!