The best homemade granola bars

Oh, friends. This recipe. Let me assure you that it is the result of much trial. And, subsequently, much error. If ever you’ve tried your hand at homemade granola bars, you probably know why this is such a triumph. More often than not, from-scratch granola bars come out either hard as a rock, or too soft to hold together. The good news is that finally our family has a go-to granola bar recipe. That’s all. There is no bad news here. :)

The very best homemade granola bars recipeThere is, however, further good news. That is: I’m sharing this tried-and-true recipe with you, my dear reader, today.

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A day at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

A day at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

A couple of weeks ago we had the chance to stop by Epcot during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Much like the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival held each year in the fall, the Flower & Garden Festival gives guests a chance to wander around the World Showcase enjoying tastes, sips, sights and events that are exclusive to the festival. Having visited Walt Disney World–and more specifically, Epcot–several times during special events … Continue reading A day at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Best restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama

Best restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama

Special thanks to the Huntsville/Madison County CVB for hosting our Huntsville dining tour. In an effort to prepare for our relocation later this year, we recently traveled to Huntsville, Alabama for a preliminary visit. Going in, I had no idea what to expect. Having lived in both Augusta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee, I was accustomed to what life in the south might look like. I was a bit thrown off by Huntsville, though, because everything … Continue reading Best restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama

Sausage, kale & butternut squash lasagna roll-ups

Sausage, kale & butternut squash lasagna roll-ups

Raise your hand if you’re a lover of lasagna. Yeah. Me too. I don’t typically make lasagna very often, though. I don’t know why I drag my feet on it; it just seems like a complicated dish when really it isn’t so bad. I will say that in spite of my lasagna reservations, I have made lasagna rolls several times this season. Truthfully, I don’t think they’re any less complicated than a traditional lasagna. They … Continue reading Sausage, kale & butternut squash lasagna roll-ups

Crock-pot white chicken chili

Crock-pot white chicken chili

I spent many years of my life as a poultratarian–you know, someone who forsakes all other meats in favor of poultry. During that phase, I was strictly limited when it came dinner time. One of my go-to’s was white chicken chili. Since then, I’ve graduated ever so slightly to including limited non-poultry meats into my diet, but if I’m being honest, I have to tell you that poultry still reigns supreme on our weekly menus. … Continue reading Crock-pot white chicken chili

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