Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spinach balls

10 oz frozen spinach, thawed
3 T minced red onion 
7 tbs Italian bread crumbs 
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
1/4c butter
1 tsp garlic pwd
1/4 tsp onion pwd
3 eggs 

Ring all the water out of the thawed spinach with paper towels. 
Melt butter in sauté pan and sauté onion. Let cool slightly. Mix all ingredients together. 
With a cookie/ice cream scoop into balls. Place on a parchment sheet. 
Bake 350 for 15 min. Or until slightly brown. 
Serve as an appetizer with tooth picks or over spaghetti. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Honey coconut granola

Recipe adapted from Mel's coconut granola

1 1/2c old fashioned oats
1/2 c chopped almonds
1/2 c chopped cashews
1/2c shredded coconut
3 T brown sugar
2 T coconut oil
2 T honey
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 c raisins or Crasins 

Preheat 250*
Toss oats, nuts, coconut & brown sugar together. 
In a small bowl melt the oil & honey together. Stir in the salt. 
Pour over oat mixture. Toss well & coat everything.
Pour & spread onto a cookie sheet that's covered with parchment!! 
Bake for 45 min stirring half way through. Bake until golden brown. 
Keep an eye on it. The honey will turn it brown quick. 
Let cool on tray. Scoop into a bowl. Break up any big clumps, toss in dried fruit.