Homemade “LÄRABARS”

Makes about 80 bite-sized pieces Tip: Now that you have that homemade granola (yesterday's recipe), use some of it to make these simple (assuming you have access to a food processor) chewy power bites. One taste will satisfy your sweet tooth or a couple of pieces will make a great cookie substitute in your child's... Continue Reading →

Olive Oil Granola

Makes at least 12 cups Adapted from a daughter's adaptation of a NY Times Cooking recipe Tip: The character of granola changes depending on its sweetness and crunch. In the recipe below, honey and maple syrup can be mixed in any ratio or used one without the other. The brown sugar can be reduced or... Continue Reading →

Big Batch Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

   Makes about 4 dozen large cookies Tip: There is chemistry in baking that (fortunately) isn't required in most of my other cooking. However, after I follow a baking recipe a couple of times - ok, once 😀 - I may experiment a bit with ingredients. Sometimes it fails and sometimes it's a no-brainer. The... Continue Reading →

Banana Muffins (choc chip or nut)

    Makes 12 jumbo muffins TIP: If you buy bananas every week like we do...and then don't eat or "smoothie" them all before they are overripe...throw the extras into your freezer to use for delicious muffins or quickbread. INGREDIENTS: ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 4 or 5 medium-size ripe bananas, roasted (see... Continue Reading →

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