A few weeks ago I had the itch to bake and cook. I made our old favorites like honey granola and morning glory muffins, but I also like to try new things so I kept my eyes on my blogroll and Pinterest for some fresh ideas and inspiration.
The first thing I tried to make were these home made Goldfish crackers. The recipe sounded easy and I love a good goldfish (though we really love bunny crackers at this house). I was very excited and these crackers turned out awful. Simply disgusting! I surely must have read the recipe wrong or cooked them wrong but they were just gross in every way... taste, texture, appearance. Since Mini Me helped me cook them, I felt compelled to at least let him try them. Then Little Lady wanted one. And they loved them! They gobbled them down and ate every last crumb. They requested them for snack several days in a row. Eew! I hope they still like them if I can figure out how to make them correctly!
A consistent favorite in our house - for both kids - are sweet potato fries. I've always made my own, seasoned with cinnamon and ginger. Both kids eat them plain or dipped in yogurt. I recently saw a recipe for how to make them crispy:
Crispy Sweet potato fries
And they are goooooood. I don't think the kids noticed the difference but I did and they were pretty yummy.
Roasted veggies are not even a new or inspired idea, but I had never cooked them before. We eat a lot of grilled veggies in the summer and this is quite similar. I diced potatoes and tossed them with carrots and broccoli in olive oil. I added some seasonings - garlic, onion powder and basil - and roasted them on a cookie sheet in the oven. They turned out so delicious that I got three, count 'em, three compliments from my husband in one meal. I imagine these will soon become one of our mealtime staples.
Last weekend I made these awesome homemade granola bars. Here is a photo of them not yet cut (they look like rice krispie bars but they are so much richer and yummier):
I skipped the chocolate chips in the recipe but added ample sprinkles. They are DELICIOUS. And they took less than ten minutes to make! I'm very excited about adding these to my recipe repertoire.
I saw this easy veggie fritatta recipe here. We made our "egg muffins" as Mini Me called them, with some cooked mixed veggies, cheese, ham cubes, and pepper. After that was all mixed in a bowl, I spooned it into greased muffin cups and baked them. Yum! They didn't freeze too badly, either. And, Little Miss-I-Will-Never-Even-Touch-An-Egg ate three bites of hers! Success!
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