Well here is another thing I won’t need to buy at the grocery store, I just made my first granola bars and they were easy! I am already thinking of new flavor combinations, They are perfect for on the go snacks and breakfasts.
Raspberry and Nutella Granola Bars
2 c old-fashioned oats
1/2 c dried raspberries
1/2 c nutella
1/3 c brown sugar
Mix oats and raspberries in a large bowl. Melt butter over low in a saucepan, mix in nutella, sugar, and honey. Pour over oats and place in an 8×8 pan lined with tin foil, that has been sprayed with cooking spray of butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, cool and cut into bars.
It’s strawberry season, and this week they were on sale and ridiculously sweet. I made an easy and delicious strawberry pie for a midweek dessert. I cheated and used a pre-made pie crust but it would have probably been even better if I would have made it myself, if only I had more time. The filling would also be delicious topping over ice cream or yogurt.
One pre made graham cracker or shortbread pie crust ( make one yourself if your feeling up to it)
2 quarts fresh strawberries washed
2 T Balsamic Vinegar
1T fresh lemon juice
Slice about 12 large strawberries in half and cover bottom of pie shell ( use whole strawberries if they are small)
For filling: slice remaining strawberries, Place in nonstick skillet with balsamic vinegar over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl until dissolved, add this and sugar to pan and bring to a boil.
Heat for 1 minute stirring constantly, remove from heat and add lemon juice. Cool and pour over strawberries in pie shell.
Cover and refrigerate until cool, about 3 hours.
Top with whipped cream and granola.