I was out at my dad’s house last weekend. Every so often I get treated to pancakes while I’m there, but most of the time breakfast at Dad’s involves juice, coffee, fruit, yogurt and granola. Not a bad start to the day.
One of the things I find interesting though, is that Dad and my step-mom each have their own granola. Dad likes the granola that comes in large pieces that have been broken from a large sheet of granola, almost like large granola bars, while my step-mom tends to eat granola that is closer to cereal in that it consists of smaller clusters. I generally eat whatever is out in front of me. Sometimes I make eggs.
So this past weekend I was out there and my step-mom mentioned that she wanted to try making her own granola rather than buying it pre-made from the store. She was going to come up with a recipe and asked if I would come up with a granola recipe as well. Absolutely. I love it when I have a specific food task.
So here it is, Cranberry Granola with Flax and Chia Seeds.
It’s December! I love this month! It’s a month of happy music, cozy fires and red coffee cups at Starbucks. And it’s the perfect time for some hot cocoa. There’s nothing like curling up on the sofa with a big fuzzy blanket, lighting some candles and sipping on a big tasty mug of hot cocoa, all draped in whipped cream and and marshmallows. All the better if you have a guilty indulgence of a book to dive into or a cheesy Christmas movie on the television.
When I decide to have hot chocolate at home, it’s usually a bit of an affair that involves melting chocolate and whisking up a rich concoction over the stove…but sometimes I’m just not feeling up to it. Sometimes I wish I could just dump a packet of prepackaged mix in a cup and be done with it. However, store-bought mixes are often expensive or taste thin and watery — not what I’m looking for in a hot cocoa. So I made my own mix.
It’s almost here! Thanksgiving is just one day away and we’re on the final count down. Today is the day to make the turkey brine, bake the pumpkin roll and pies and basically do as much prep as possible so that Thanksgiving isn’t a crazy day of angry baking.
To help out in the last minute menu planning and recipe hunt, here’s a round up of the Peaches, Please Thanksgiving recipes!
Also, I’m going to be live-tweeting my Thanksgiving prep over the next two days. Follow me at @PeachesPlease1 to see what’s going on!