browned butter granola

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetHappy New Year! I hope your 2014 is going along quite well, as mine is.

On the first day of the year, I celebrated my 20th birthday. Today, I am currently experiencing my first ever “snow day”… the college is closed because of weather. When I woke up this morning, the temperature was -7 degrees and felt like -23 degrees. Those are numbers I have a hard time wrapping my mind around, especially when they relate to the weather. Continue reading

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olive oil granola

IMG_2184All of last week I was thinking that homemade granola sounded really good. I haven’t had any for at least three months- since the last time I made it. I have a recipe I use as a standard for granola that I like very much, but yesterday I wanted to do a little bit of experimenting. The recipe below is what I came up with. I used olive oil, a bit of cocoa powder, and honey as well as maple syrup. Granola is fun because there are SO many variations! Continue reading