Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In the Kitchen
On Sunday the baking bug bit. Yes, it was an absolutely gorgeous day outside, but before I went out and enjoyed it, I NEEDED to turn on the oven. I've been reading a ton of cooking blogs lately and wanted to give some new recipes a shot, plus revisiting some old favorites.
First, I made this Sweet Potato Cake from the Wholesome Ireland blog (I love this blog!). This was a complete hit with the five-year-old and I love it too. Not too sweet, with just enough lemony goodness and the potatoes give it a great texture.
Next up was these Fresh Cranberry Muffins, using up some cranberries that were getting a little wrinkled in the freezer. I've made this before and all three of us really like them.
I had a couple of bananas that needed to go into something, and we're getting a little tired of banana bread. The other day I ran across this recipe for Healthy Coconut Cookies. I didn't have agave so I used corn syrup, and I added some mini chocolate chips instead of dipping them in chocolate. We didn't really like them the first day, but after they sat for a day they were much, much better.
And finally, I made my favorite granola - An Oregon Cottage's Best Granola. I make it with half honey, half maple syrup and add chopped pecans. Delicious! I put half of it in a jar and sealed up half with my Food Saver so we can enjoy it another week.
All in all, a successful baking day. We're set up with goodies for a week and beyond.
What's cooking in your kitchen?