Thursday, February 10, 2011

a recipe & treats from a friend

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wanted to share my favorite granola recipe
i can't remember where i found it,
but if it's yours , please let me know ...

2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 c almonds ( whole or sliced would work great)
1c pecan halves ( i chopped mine )
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c sunflower seeds
whisk & drizzle over combined ingredients:
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick melted butter
1/4 c honey
1 Tbl vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

line baking sheet with parchment paper
& bake at 300 
for 40 minutes
stirring a couple of times

little bit loves to add chocolate chips to hers before mixing in with yogurt :)

also wanted to give a shout out to my new friend Kat.
she showed up monday night, mere moments after my little breakdown,
with treats for our family
including all the fixings for icecream sandwiches & rootbeer floats.
thank you friend
what a huge blessing!!

i hired kat a few weeks ago to whip up a few dishmats for me.
i chose some fabrics from amy butler's new release
& am so pleased with the final result.
thank you again friend!


Alison Agnew said...

Is this chewy or crunchy granola? Thanks!

paige said...

hi alison, it's a smidge chewy. definitely more crunchy than chewy

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

oh I am going to make that yummy bit of business. thank you, for that recipe!

And, your dish mats are lovely! I sure wish I could sew!


melissa said...

Love those dish mats!! So very pretty - I need some!
Sweet new friend you have! :)
And Yum on the granola .. but I can't have it :(

Kerri said...

Great choice of fabric for your dishmats~I love them! And I definitely can't wait to try the granola! It sounds yummy! Thanks for a great post as always! :)

Biz said...

Oooh I love the dish towels, how are these made or where can I buy mine?

traci said...

yum. i have to write that down. i would love some of that in the morning with some vanilla yogurt. thanks paige.

i'm sending you some pajama jeans said...

so many yummy granola recipes! does that mean i need to wear teva's and not shave if i start eating this stuff on a regular basis?

Sheri said...

I'm going to try it. I love granola - the Fresh Market has it fresh weekly but making my own would be awesome. Thanks for sharing. :) p.x. I love your white washed frames - where did you get them - have seen them in several of your post. Thanks for the info. Be blessed.

christina said...

the mats are so pretty.

Clare said...

such sweet friends, i love the dish mat:)

Alecia said...

Love the dish mats...sooo cute!
Glad it's going much better in your casa!

Kat said...

Paige, what a sweet post! Thank you so much for the shout out. I feel like a celebrity. ;P xo
I am totally going to try out that granola recipe! Yummy!!!!

Susan R said...

Kat is amazing. I didn't know y'all lived so close to each other.
Those dishmats are so cute. I love Amy Butler fabric patterns too.

Unknown said...

what is a dishmat???? a southern thing?? so pretty!!

Kelli said...

I love homemade granola...I need to give this a try. Thanks for sharing. And what a sweet friend! I love the dishmat :)

Shawn Seay said...

The picture in the corner, on your countertop is gorgeous. Looks so lovely with that lamp.



I love thoughtful practical friends. Go, Kat.


Between You and Me said...

is there anything any better than your new dish mats?

{A*very} Blessed Life said...

Looks like a super yummy recipe that I will definitly try! I am also super impressed with Kat's sewing skills. Very cute dish towels! So glad everything is getting takien care of with the septic tank. I'm sorry though that is going to cost you some mega bucks to fix.

Hood Canal Gal said...

What a sweet friend! Hang in there with the septic tank issues. Sending prayers your way!
I love granola, have to try this recipe!

The dish mats are sooooo pretty. I may have to get out the sewing machine soon.

Anne Marie said...

looks just like the recipe I use...except I use honey -
it's proven if you eat local honey that your allergies will be less! isn't that neat?

Lorri said...

Love the dish mats!

Jodee said...

What a sweet new friend! Rootbeer floats are the best! Love the dishmats too!

Privet and Holly said...

I'm think
whisk and
drizzle this
weekend, friend ~
YUM : )
Maybe throw in
a little drooling
over Amy Butler
fabrics, which I
happen to LOVE!
xx Suzanne
PS: Yay for the
Kats of the world!

Kerri said...

What a great friend Kat is...I didn't know two lived near one cool!

Lynn @whispersfromwildwood said...

I love the dishmats! Great idea!

Hey, I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. If you'd like to accept, look at my blog for the instructions .

Byw...I'm a Georgia Peach too ;)