Sunday, September 4, 2011

Baking update & recipe for Jolene :)

Just wanted to let everyone know that our first toys for tots
bake sale/cookout was a smashing success!
We ended up making $550.00!!!
Above is a photo of some zucchini bread I baked yesterday.
I actually baked 6 loves :)
Am hoping to get 6 more baked up today so that they can go into
the freezer too.

Here are some of the goodies that I baked up for the bake sale.
8 dozen cookies!
Also baked but not pictured were 2 loves of pumpkin bread &
2 cakes.

These are some yellow squash fritters that I made yesterday.
Mr. P was eating them as fast as I could make them.
So I had to tell him to stop long enough for a photo!

As promised,below is my recipe for home made Granola.
For You Sweetie :)  (Jolene)

Pecan & Cranberry Honey Granola

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TBsp light brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup raw pecan halves
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped apricots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
You can use any dried fruit/nut combo that You like.

In a medium bowl,whisk together first four ingredients.
Add next five ingredients.  Toss to combine well.
Spread on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at
350 degrees for 30 minutes,stirring every 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool 20 minutes.
Transfer to a large bowl,add all dried fruit and toss well.


  1. I think that your habits justify me in calling a bake-a-holic! You bake so many yummy goodies on a regular basis!!
    The granola recipe is awesome. Thanks; )

  2. OOO..pumpkin bread....Yummy! Have you ever made a chocolate zucchini cake? It's totally yummy. Have no clue how to make it but I've eaten it (and that's the best part right?). Way to go on raising so much money!


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