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Honey Almond Granola

7 Jan

Honey Almond Granola | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Granola is tricky. It leads a double life. It wants you to believe that it is healthy with its oats, nuts and dried fruit, but you are wise and know its game. You know that where there is crunchy sweetness, there is calorie dense sugar, butter and maybe even some flour, but damn it if you don’t let it seduce you time and again anyway. But you know what? At least you made it. At least you’re in control of how sweet it’s going to be, how crunchy it’s going to be, what kind of flavors you’re going to use and the fact that there’s no artificial ingredients or preservatives in it. And that is why you should make more granola. Continue reading

Baked Brie

27 Dec

Baked Brie | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I must have been bad. I woke up to some coal in my stocking. Or rather, a COLD in my stocking. Cruel joke Father Christmas. I can’t taste jack. This hasn’t stopped me from eating, but other than salty and sweet, I’m really not sure what’s going on. I think the realization that I couldn’t taste anything was where I caved and took some cold medicine. I generally abhor medicine; I rarely get sick and when I do, some OJ, vegetables, sleep and my vitamins are all my immune systems needs to get me through! Seeing as how it’s the holidays and I’ve been getting pretty much none of those things — fine Tylenol, you win.

Spending the holidays in zero degree temperatures in Wisconsin probably does not help my cause. But it does help my cheese intake. Oh yes, the rumors you’ve heard are true. This is the land of cheese. Thinking back on the meals I’ve eaten since I arrived, I can’t recall one that didn’t involve cheese.

Baked Brie | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Hence my love for baked brie. Yes, I know brie is French, but it’s still cheese, cheese wrapped in puff pastry with jam. That pretty much ticks my boxes for a perfect party appetizer: salty, sweet, puff pastry, cheese. It looks so fancy, but it’s so easy to make — just don’t forget to thaw the puff pastry. Continue reading

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