Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baking Day!

After a trip to the grocery stores this morning, today was a baking day!

First up was getting our dehydrator going.  The bottom three layers have apples... yea for apple chips!  The top two layers have new fruit leathers -- pineapple rhubarb and rhubarb blueberry.  Can't wait.

I started off with two batches of our favorite brown sugar granola.

Up next, was a batch of new granola -- made with applesauce and honey.  Yum.

I made a new batch of cookies... from America's Test Kitchen {Light; recipe to come!}.

I've never had a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, or had much success with chocolate chip cookies... not like my grandma anyway. But, these... they might just be our new favorite cookie.

And, while the oven was still hot, I baked a few pizza pockets, of the vegetarian variety.

Using a few leftover roasted red peppers, I tried a roasted red pepper dip.  Oh. My.  Almost as good as our favorite roasted red pepper soup.

An impulse buy {hey, they were on sale} at our grocery store this morning, led me to chopping and preparing bell peppers for our smokehouse maple fajitas which we paired with grilled corn for dinner tonight.

While dinner was cooking away on the grill, I made rice krispie bars {did you know, Kellogg's now makes a brown rice krispie w/o high fructose corn syrup!!}.  Yum.

And, finally, I ended the evening with a batch of these Quaker Chewy Granola Bar Knock-Offs in the S'more variety.

While they are a great granola bar, they are way too sweet!  Next time {and there will be a next time}, I'll reduce the brown sugar to 1/8 C or even less.

Now, a little blogging from our deck and a cold glass of water.  That was a day.  Just some bread to make tomorrow... and we'll be set :)

Have you ever had a baking day?  Will you ever do it again?


  1. I totally need a day like this! I'm hoping this weekend I will get a chance. I feel so behind when I don't have our pantry stocked with homemade granola bars and our freezer stocked with easy meals!

  2. Whew! I'm tired just from reading your entry! :)

  3. Wow, you got a lot done. We tried the smore granola bars also and thought they were WAY too sweet. (Even my 3 boys thought so!)

  4. That's so smart to make your own granola...and your own granola bars! I should start doing that because I have a packaged one almost every day for a snack at work! Love the pictures too! :-)

  5. so impressive! looks like you had a food filled day!


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