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Chewy Granola Bars

Last week I decided I was going to crave chewy granola bars. I set out to find the perfect recipe. Or at least I eventually would have. I’m lazy. Low and behold, 2 friends (Thanks Jen and Brittany) were posting about them on the grand ol FB. Swizzle. Zero effort and the recipe comes to me. These are absolutely delish and make a great afternoon energy pick-me-up.

I modified the recipe below. To see the original masterpiece (energy bites)  click here.

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup of craisins
1/2 cup crushed pistachios
1 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup blended prunes
1/4 cup protein powder (I used Body by Vi – so good)
1 tsp vanilla
Pour everything into a large bowl and mix. In the end I just used my hands. They are good little tools.
Pour onto cookie sheet and press down. I sprinkled the top with salt because I think everything sweet needs a little salt. Refrigerate for 30 min and then cut, wrap with parchment and store in the fridge or freezer.
Now naturally I doubled this recipe because, well, I like excess. I have 3 bags full in my freezer.
**Now, these aren’t low-cal snacks mind you. So don’t eat the entire bowl in one sitting. At least stretch it out over a day or two.
Katie Sham, thanks for you know what! Wink.
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Monday, January 28, 2013 - 11:53 am

Mrs. Linder - And there she is, in all her glory. The blog is looking FANTASTIC! Nice work my friend, gorgeous food shots. Very hungry suddenly!

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Sarah - These photos are really great. the lighting is perfect, and the bars look wonderful.

Crème Brûlée Pie

 

Over the break my husband’s cousin brought over the MOST AMAZING PIE to Christmas Dinner. I seriously ate the leftovers all week. I craved it from the time I got up in the morning. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the obsession was about. And then finally…agh. It reminded me of my fav dessert ever, crème brûlée. Alright, so why not brûlée this puppy and marry to very happy things? Thanks Dawn for sharing your yummy recipe!

Preheat oven to 350.

FILLING
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour2 eggs yolks (I added these in because my pie wasn’t setting up)
1 tsp vanilla
Whip ingredients together and let sit for 3 minutes.
Pour into a 9″ deep dish uncooked pie crust.
Cover crust edges with foil.
Bake at 350 until light brown and bubbly. (It took mine about 1.5 hrs, but watch yours carefully from 45 min).

BRULEE
Completely cover your cooked pie with a thin later of sugar. I used my torch to melt the sugar but you can use the broiler in your oven as well. Just be sure to cover your crust with foil and WATCH CAREFULLY. It won’t take long at all.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 4:19 pm

EB - beautifully captured! I want to hang one in my kitchen!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:43 pm

chelle - this looks divine. what i love most about creme brulee is breaking the burnt sugar crust…

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 6:59 pm

margaret at The Right Recipe - My husband and daughter love creme brulee and I love pie. What a perfect dessert for our family. Maybe I’ll finally splurge for one of those handy torches! Love your site.

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:34 am

Una - Hey is 35o degrees in Fahrenheit or Celsius?

Looks great, can’t wait to make it this weekend! :)

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 6:01 pm

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