Cookies and Cream Cranola

Cookies and Cream Cranola_top What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? If I had to pick one, it would be a toss-up between chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream (which is kind of ironic, since I don’t like cookie dough or cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies). All this to say, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to come up with this cranola creation…. 

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Cookie Butter Cranola

Cookie Butter Cranola It has been one busy workweek. We’re in the throes of our biggest project of the year and my to-do list is out of control. Deadlines are always looming and I’ve kissed my lunch breaks good-bye, opting instead to eat at my desk to squeeze another hour of productivity into the day. Thankfully, there’s light at the end of the tunnel and by mid-October I think I’ll be in a much better place…. 

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PB&J Cookie Granola

PB&J Cookie Granola Please excuse those blurry cranola clumps up front. You see, I just bought my first DSLR camera and have no clue how to use it. I started reading the 291-page instruction manual and watched a few tutorials on CreativeLive and YouTube, but got anxious and decided to take a few test shots. Hence the poor focus (and probably a million other amateur mistakes that I’m just too ignorant to notice). Still, I think this photo is a big step up from the images I was capturing with my trusty point-and-shoot. I’ll let you be the judge…. 

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Funfetti Cake Cookie Granola

Funfetti Cake Cookie Granola It’s my birthday this Saturday and I’m turning older than I both act and feel. (Any guesses on how many candles are on the cake this year?) I’ve never been one to make a big deal out of birthdays – especially my own. In fact, I’d be happy whipping up a home-cooked meal, opening a bottle of wine and staying in. But Jason insists we go out for dinner, his treat. Who am I to complain? I haven’t picked a place yet, but I’ll know by Saturday morning – either a return visit to Pizzeria Delfina, or tapas at Iberia Restaurant or Cascal…. 

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Strawberry Peach Cookie Granola

Strawberry Peach Cookie Granola Lately, my kitchen has been brimming with fruit. Whether it’s plums from my parents’ backyard or produce from the grocery store, I can’t get enough of the season’s best offerings…. 

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