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The first time I ever made granola (which to be honest was really me watching my friend make granola while I marveled at the process…and stole occasional bites), I was amazed at how simple it was to prepare.  I’m not sure why I thought it would be more complicated, but it’s really just a handful of ingredients, mixed with oats, and baked in the oven.

Since that day during my senior year of college, I haven’t once made granola.  I knew it was easy.  I knew I loved granola.  I just hadn’t felt inspired to bake another batch.

Then, Monday night happened.

I was going through the usual list of blogs on my Google Reader, and I came across this delicious (and simple) recipe for peanut butter granola.  Since I had all of the ingredients on hand, I knew it was destined for me to make this granola recipe right then and there.

Peanut butter-y morsels of goodness

The peanut butter granola turned out just as tasty as I had anticipated, and I have been adding it as a special topping to different foods all week.  (I recommend doubling the recipe and adding one or two minutes to the baking time, although your oven may be warmer than mine.)

If you really love peanut butter and granola, and have a few extra minutes on your hands, I highly suggest giving this recipe a try.  You won’t regret it.

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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Last night I met with a group of some of my best friends for a delicious home-cooked Mexican-style dinner.  My cooking assignment (which I chose to accept) was to prepare a side dish to match the Mexican theme.  After much careful thought and research, I decided to make Spanish rice.

I followed this simple recipe and was very pleased with the results.  The rice was delicious and flavorful, and paired nicely with the other dishes.

The next time I make this I am going to follow the suggestions to cover the cooked rice with cheese and bake it in the oven.  Although the rice was very good on its own, who am I to say “no” to some melted cheese every now and then?

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