wADmM5mNLtOv064mhMCS_CYE3Bc Just Dorothy: April 2013

Homemade Granola

In our attempt to eat better and less processed foods I came across a recipe for granola.  In my house we snack on granola bars at school/work because they are soooo easy to just slip into your lunch bag or back pack and are very convenient.  But they are full of crap. 

I haven't attempted the bars because I just don't have the patience to try that yet, but give me time.  Anyway, here's the recipe I followed:

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Stir the melted butter and sugar together, mixing well.  Add the oats and cinnamon mixing well again.  Spread the mixture on a baking pan and bake at 200-225 degrees for 2 hours, stirring every half hour. 

As a bonus my house smells like Christmas.  So, we'll see how this works, if the kids will eat it.  Yes it has sugar and butter and those things aren't so "healthy" but they are REAL foods.  It's still a work in progress for us but ... it's a start. 

Strawberry Cheesecake Cobbler

Found this recipe in a locally published magazine (Up the Hill) and it is DELICIOUS:

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 quarts whole strawberries, capped and washed
4 oz cream cheese, but into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter and pour into a 9x13 glass baking dish.  In a small bowl, mix together the egg, milk, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Pour directly over the butter in the baking dish but do not stir.

Add strawberries, arranging them in a single layer.  Place the cut cream cheese over strawberries. 

Bake about 45 minutes, until crust is golden brown and a bit bubbly.

Would be perfect served with vanilla ice cream.

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