Posted at 8:33 am , on June 10, 2014
As promised I’m testing out some new recipes for granola bars. This granola bar is baked and has a cranberry jam filling that really puts it over the top. I really love this bar for the flavors that come through and the surprisingly chewy texture. I was almost certain that baking it for such a lengthy period would produce a hard crunchy exterior but it turns out not to be the case. They are time consuming, mostly the prep time making the jam and the time it took to bake the granola but it’s time well spent when you take that first bite. I can’t wait to try out some other dried fruits but cranberry is definitely one I want to make again.
Posted at 9:12 am , on June 6, 2014
Cameron is a kid of few words and rarely makes any requests for dinner. Recently he was out to eat and ordered a chicken salad wrap that he described as having big chunks of apples with dried cranberries, kind of sweet with lots of dressing. He asked if I could make it sometime and I told him I’d give it a try. Not having tasted it myself, I was left to translate his description into a recipe that would live up to his expectations. I searched several blogs to find a dressing that would go with what I had planned. The one that stood out was a slightly sweet dressing with a hint of citrus from “Cookbook Junkies“. My contribution was adding some sweet and spicy pecans to tempt the taste buds and give a little added crunch. I had a crusty artisan sourdough loaf that I sliced and toasted for sandwiches and also picked up some spring greens for a salad. We all thought it tasted pretty amazing and was a success according to Cam which I guess is really all that matters!