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Monday, August 29, 2016

Granola Munchkins Recipe - Delicious and Easy-to-Make

My 7 year old granddaughter was over last weekend for a visit and she loves to be in the kitchen with me. We decided to make Viki's Granola Munchkins Recipe as a special treat for our movie night. This recipe is very easy-to-make and you only need 3 ingredients to make it. Regarding prep time, about 5 minutes, then an hour of refrigeration time and then another 10-12 minutes to roll the dough into balls. Once they've been prepared, place them into an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator.

Note: My mom has made this recipe in the past and has used almond butter instead of peanut butter and loves it made that way too. So, whatever your favorite nut butter is...you could probably use it to make the recipe.

Granola Munchkins Recipe

3 cups Viki's Granola (any variety)
½ cup of smooth peanut butter
½ cup of mini chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, chill for 30-40 minutes in the fridge, then roll into balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

We love this granola! It's a blend of gluten-free oats, organic honey, almonds, pecans and unsweetened coconut. You can use it in various recipes or just snack on it straight from the bag. You can learn more about Viki's Original Granola by visiting the company's site online.

Disclosure: Shelly H. received 2 complimentary bags of Viki's Original Granola to thank her for featuring the company & product here on her foodie blog. No monetary compensation was received.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

La Tomatina Cocktail Recipe

With steamy & hot weather upon us, there’s nothing like cooling down with a bubbly cocktail. It's time to think outside the flute with cocktails from Freixenet Cava. Made in the traditional m├ęthode champenoise, Cava bubbles last longer than Prosecco and it is easy to balance with most fruit flavors, giving you the perfect complement to any fruity cocktail of your choice. So whether you are planning an afternoon by the pool or a dinner party with friends al fresco, a summertime cocktail made with Freixenet Cava is the perfect thing to serve. Refreshing and light!

La Tomatina Cocktail Recipe

1 tbsp Freixenet Extra Dry Cava
2 tbsp gin
1 tbsp tomato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes hot sauce
½ lemon, juiced

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Freixenet Extra Dry Cava, tomato juice, gin, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and lemon juice. Add a pinch of celery salt and shake for 20 seconds. Rim glass with salt and pepper and pour. Garnish with a cherry tomato and lemon slice.

Disclaimer: You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Easy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe

I love a good homemade coleslaw, especially a creamy one or one loaded with a lot of fresh veggies. Many people think that making a homemade coleslaw at home is time consuming and difficult. Well, I'm here to tell you that it's not! During the late Spring through early Fall months, I will make it about once every two weeks. I vary the recipes so that we don't get tired of it. No summer family picnic is complete without it!

Today's recipe is courtesy of Paulding & Company. You can visit their website to learn more about them. The recipe will yield approximately 3 cups, for about 6 servings at 1/2 cup each. I would definitely substitute the regular mayo with reduced-fat mayonnaise to help cut down the fat calories, making this even healthier!

Homemade Coleslaw Recipe

2 Tbs. cider vinegar
1 Tbs. granulated sugar or to taste
1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 cups shredded green cabbage, about ½ of a large cabbage
1 carrot, peeled and grated on the large holes of a cheese grater

Combine vinegar, granulated sugar, Dijon, salt and ground black pepper. Stir in mayonnaise. Add cabbage and carrots, allow to marinate together 1 hour or longer in the refrigerator. May be kept for a week without loss of quality.