Memorial Day weekend flies by way too quickly. I lost my aunt Diann on Thursday, and it was such a shock that I baked away on Friday to distract myself. We left for family camp on Friday evening and just got back home on Monday afternoon, so it sank in slowly. She would have been 69 on Saturday, and she was always smiling. I miss her already! One of the last things she told me was that she loved my blog. Now every time I’m baking or blogging, I think of her and it makes me smile. It’ll be a long time of healing for my family, but we’ll get through it together as always.
I made seven different kinds of treats today and yesterday, but I had to share this one first. It’s my family’s favorite granola! The coconut butter gives it an amazing flavor, plus it stays together in big chunks until you want it broken down. That’s some good granola.
I’m so addicted to english muffins. If I buy a package, I end up eating them all within the week. Once they’re toasted and smeared with peanut butter, honey or jam, I cannot resist. They’re the perfect snack or breakfast! They’re so good, yet too expensive for my tastes. I’ve been searching for the perfect recipe for awhile now, and this one is really simple. I love it when I have all the ingredients at home!
My husband has been attacking the mangos I buy ever since I showed him how to cut them up. I had an old post on here with terrible photos that I’ve been dying to re-do, and now I finally have!
Sometimes people ask me how to cut/use/eat certain fruits and vegetables, so I’m going to try to do some photo tutorials of my favorite ones! Tropical fruit is first on my list because 1) it reminds me of Hawaii, that magical state where I wish I was at all times and 2) it’s delicious, healthy, and sweet like sugar. These are probably some of the highest-sugar fruits out there, but rest assured, they are still very good for you! I know this isn’t close to all the wonderful tropical fruits out there (mmm, kiwi), but these are our very favorite ones! Continue reading “How To: Cut Up Tropical Fruits”
Mom makes the best chocolate meringue pie. Growing up, I’d watch her cook the filling on the stove and lick out the bowl once it was cooled. She has this old cookbook that has a recipe for “Man Pleaser Chocolate Pie”, which always made me smile when I saw it. Once I was old enough to realize how amazing homemade pudding is all by itself, it became my go-to dessert. I like to make a batch and eat it all by myself. Sorry, Michael!