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Bread- Chocolate Orange Macadamia Quick Bread

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Featured Recipe, Recipes | Comments Off on Bread- Chocolate Orange Macadamia Quick Bread

This chocolate orange banana nut bread is a great way to use up soft bananas

Chocolate Orange Macadamia Banana Bread

 

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Cookies- Chocolate Chip Pecan

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Featured Recipe, Recipes | Comments Off on Cookies- Chocolate Chip Pecan

These chocolate chip cookies can be made plain, with pecans or walnuts.

Award Winning Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

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Side Dish- Square Deviled Eggs

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Side Dish- Square Deviled Eggs
Square Deviled Eggs

For a special occasion these square deviled eggs are worth the time!

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Cake- Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Recipes | Comments Off on Cake- Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake

Cake- Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake
Claims to be Elvis's favorite pound cake and this is me doing test batches.

This cake is put in a cold oven, then you turn the heat on. Claims to be Elvis’s favorite pound cake and this is me doing test batches. One of these in the photo won second place at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Blue Ribbon Country Fair. (Does it really matter which one? Okay how about the one with the most gone!)

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Cookies- Peanut Butter

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Featured Recipe, Recipes | Comments Off on Cookies- Peanut Butter

Award Winning Peanut Butter Cookies, 2nd Place

Award Winning Peanut Butter Cookies

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Cereal- Vegan Pecan Granola w Dried Fruit

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Recipes | Comments Off on Cereal- Vegan Pecan Granola w Dried Fruit

Vegan Pecan and Dried Fruit Homemade Granola

Vegan Pecan and Dried Fruit Homemade Granola

Pecan Granola with Dried Fruit
 
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I've tried many granola recipes, including adding white or dark chocolate chips, or a recipe similar to this but using coconut oil, dried flake coconut, almonds and different dried fruit. I particularly like this one as some folks have a real aversion to coconut (invokes strong feelings in two of my friends) and some don't want to munch on chocolate with their breakfast. Better as a dry evening snack. At any rate, as with any granola recipe, don't leave out the oil, it really changes the texture, hand chop your nuts, pack it tight on the rimmed baking sheet before baking and lastly, I like storing my dried fruit in a separate Tupperware from the granola itself. Sprinkle it on before you eat each morning. Keeps the cereal crunchier.
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Recipe type: Cereal
Serves: 10 cups
Ingredients
  • ⅓ C maple syrup
  • ⅓ C packed light brown sugar
  • 4 t of vanilla extract
  • ½ t of salt
  • ½ c vegetable oil (I like canola)
  • 5 C old fashion rolled oats
  • 2 C coarse chopped pecans
  • 2 C dried fruit (I use Craisins and chopped up dried Apricots, but you could use dried cherries, dates, figs, blue berries, what ever you have a hankering for.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Stir together syrup, brown sugar, salt and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in oil.
  4. Add oatmeal and pecans and stir until coated.
  5. Place on a parchment lined lipped cookie sheet. Press down firmly.
  6. Bake about 40 to 45 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  7. Let cool completely, at least an hour before placing in an airtight container.
  8. I keep the cut up dried fruit in a separate container and add to the bowl each morning.

 

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