For Those Extra Hippie Weekends

The husband is on a slightly more normal schedule these days so every other weekend we get to have fancy pants breakfast together. A few weekends ago I decided to try my hand at an old hippie favorite. Granola.

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Home made granola is incredibly easy to make and will make you question why you ever purchased the commercial made stuff. How much more tree-hugger can I sound amiright?

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Recipe was found at Gimme Some Oven. I nixed the dried fruit and subbed olive oil for coconut oil. (Would have loved to use coconut oil but didn’t have any in the house.) Frankly on one of the first delicious Spring mornings of the year this breakfast was superb. We turned the home made granola into Greek yogurt parfaits complete with berries and honey.

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DElicious. Let me tell you guys. It’s also a really quick and easy (yet very scrumptious) breakfast to throw together. The granola takes max 1/2 hour to make, you  can even make it the night before if you prefer to get up and dive into breakfast.

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Light. Healthy. Scrumptious. Easy. Best Saturday morning decision you’ll make. Promise.

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Nature’s candy in my hand or can or a pie… or pastry

I recently had some of my girlfriends over for an evening of Sangria, tapas and some much needed catching up. The sangria was flowing, the tapas were delicious but the dessert, a peach pastry, was fabulous.

Recipe was from Martha (love her) and rather easy for even the most unskilled of chefs. A pack of phyllo dough, some brown sugar, butter, and of course fresh peaches (Jersey grown is preferred) is all you need to impress your guests.

Add some vanilla ice cream for serving and there ya have it! A peaches and cream summer scrumptious dessert to enjoy.