Sunday, October 11, 2009

Festive Fall Food

This week was a busy one for me... seeing that I've been out of work for a month, a week of full-on waitressing was killer. Yesterday I finally had the whole day off and of course, I spent most of it in the kitchen.

Every day I get the Martha Stewart "daily cookie" email, and I am pretty sure I've never actually made it - until yesterday. I was looking for something different to make, and Martha provided! The daily cookie was carrot cake cookies and they were so simple and cute. The batch turned out great both in taste and appearance. 17 little carrot cookie duos with cream cheese frosting smashed inside - an ode to a favorite fall cake.

But one sweet recipe wasn't enough for my morning. My other recipe was a take on a cereal granola bar. I don't even remember where I found the recipe, but my mom has been wanting to get rid of some of the cereal in the cabinet that's been sitting for a while, so I took the Smart Start Healthy Heart flakes, mixed it with sunflower seeds and a handful of butterscotch chips as the granola base. Next came a boiling concoction of brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon and craisins. Finally peanut butter ws mixed into the bowl and ta-dah - a no-bake success - and transporable with my dad to Cananda :)

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