Friday, January 21, 2011

An oldie, but a goodie...

This is the granola recipe that I have used since Sarah was little.  I found it in The Good Breakfast Book.  Mine isn't this edition, but maybe this one is better.  This recipe is infinitely changeable, depending on what you have on hand, like, or don't like in a granola.

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                             Susan's Granola

Recipe By     : The Good Breakfast Book
Serving Size  : 14   Preparation Time :0:20
Categories    : Breakfast                        Tried & True

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   7 1/2  cups          oats, rolled (raw)
   1      cup           wheat germ
     1/2  cup           wheat bran
   1      cup           coconut shreds
   1      cup           sesame seeds
   1      cup           almonds -- chopped
   1      cup           pecans -- chopped
     1/2  cup           honey -- (up to 3/4 cup)
     1/3  cup           water
     1/2  cup           peanut butter
     1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
     1/2  teaspoon      cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375F.  Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Heat together sauce ingredients, stir into dry ingredients, then spread onto two shallow baking pans.  Bake about 15 minutes, until dry and golden.  You may have to stir it half-way through the baking time to avoid overbrowning.

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NOTES : Add dried fruit such as raisins, chopped dates, etc. after it is cooled or at serving time.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I just noticed...

I've had one visitor to my blog from Iran!  Wow...  I wonder how they found it.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

And the piece de resistance...

The toe of Jeff's sock done using Judy's Magic Cast On. It isn't perfect, but it looks a heck of a lot better than any other toe I've ever done. I did sweat a little blood over the first one I tried, but that was with size 5 aluminum dpns. They kept slipping out of the stitches. I went and got some Cascade 220 Quatro Superwash and Brittanys and that is much better. Maybe I'll be done with them in this decade because the yarn is worsted...maybe.
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This started life as a neck ruff, but I just wanted to finish off the two free skeins I had of Handpaint Originals seconds that my TBD friend, Julie, in Colorado gave me. So now it's long enough to be a scarf, but I'm still not quite done with it.
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Some recent handiwork...

I hastily made this for Rocco for Christmas before Lissie left to go back. She picked out the fabrics and it's backed with Minky. I thought it would be hard to get it not to go wonky, but it wasn't.
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