One of our Sundays with Joy recipes to make was Chewy Coconut Almond Raisin Granola Bars. With a title like that one thing was certain – these granola bars would be tasty! I improvised on this recipe a little bit – it was what I had on hand and you will see why a simple and straightforward recipe took me hours. Yes, hours!
Eggplant and I never really saw eye to eye when I was growing up. I am certain my young self thought it was a foreign and exotic vegetable. The few times I had it as a kid, I deemed it as a soggy, mushy mess with no taste. Move over kid memory….it is time to grow up! Sliced eggplant gets baked (yes, BAKED) and turned into a quick eggplant parmesan? Oh heck, yes! Read on….
I have been on a cookie kick lately. Suddenly, I have become a cookie monster and have no idea why! Really, I blame my cookie jar. It is downright depressing taking the lid off the cookie jar and seeing nothing inside. I need to keep cookies in the jar at all times! It is no surprise that I was on a cookie bender last week and needed to make some cookies in a hurry. I had just enough time to make a quick batch of chocolate chip cookies last week.
I remember a time where days were endless and time moved so slowly. Days when I would wake up and have a jam packed day ahead filled with teaching then hopping on a bus to get my students to auditions, festivals, etc. Those days were very long, drawn out and sometimes seemed as though they would never end. Those days are gone, for now. Now I feel as though just when the day has started it is time to catch a few hours of sleep and start all over again. The hours are flying by…and I hope I do not miss a thing.
I slowly and carefully stepped into the kitchen. I did not want to wake NQGBebe who was, finally, asleep. I had just enough time to tackle the second baking bootcamp challenge from King Arthur Flour and Joy the Baker. Apple Pie Biscuits! I loved this recipe for many reasons – the first of which is the flour: Self-Rising Flour from King Arthur Flour. This is a major time saver!