Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sausage and Potato Breakfast Bake

It’s Sunday.  Ahhh.  Time to rest, relax and…well, do a few of my favorite things.

This should come as no surprise, dear reader, that I love, love cookbooks. Trips to the bookstore involve me bee-lining straight to the cooking section to peruse the shelves filled with glorious cooking knowledge.

The weekend, then, is the time I get to sit down, surrounded by cookbooks, new and old, and read them. Yes, read. For me, cookbooks are not simply to be read while standing over the stove, following a recipe. Good cookbooks can be read like any other novel or work of literature. A well-written cookbook can not only teach you about technique and ingredients, but can transport you to the writer’s world through their passion and love for food. Not all cookbooks are written with an overt story written through it, but just by reading the recipes, a kind of story can be woven through the ingredients used and the way they use them.

For me, it’s pure entertainment, with a dash of education.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 3

Everyday Granola

Granola is a staple food in our house. The warm spices, crunchy nuts and oats and sweet, chewy dried fruits greatly improve plain ol’ vanilla yogurt, if you ask me. My husband prefers it simply with milk. It also makes a great grab-and-go snack.

Nothing not to love about granola. Except for one thing: The price of the store-bought varieties. You can pay anywhere from $4.00 to upwards of $10 for a box that will barely last a week’s worth of breakfasts. Oh, the horror.

What to do? Make your own. When I first learned how to make homemade granola, I was a little embarrassed that I’d even been buying it at all because it’s so simple. It’s also a lot more fun, because you can add your favorite spices, dried fruits and nuts, and adjust the sweetness and crunchiness to your liking.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 2
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