Nutty Granola

Dry Ingredients

  • 6 cups of old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
  • 2 cups of broken shelled walnuts
  • 2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup raw wheat germ
  • 1 cup raw sesame seeds

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 t kosher salt
  • 2 t good vanilla extract
  • 2 t cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325º.

Date Bars

Crumb

  • 3 sticks of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of dark brown sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats 
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped

Date Filling

*If you want more of the filling you could add another 1/2 pound of dates, no need for more sugar but add another 1/2 cup water.

Cheesecake Bars

Crust

  • One box of graham crackers plus 4 crackers, crushed into crumbs (You can substitute the extra 4 grahams with 12 ritz or townhouse crackers to add a saltiness.)
  • 1 cup of ground roasted almonds 
  • 1/2 c

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

*Yields one 9 x13 and one 8 x8 cake pan or large roasting pan.

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of dark molasses
  • 1 large, 3 cup can of pumpkin puree (NOT the pie mix can)
  • 1 1/2 t of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 3 c cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 t ginger
  • 1/2 freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 12 oz. bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Rhubarb Lime Custard Pie

  • 1 uncooked, 9” pie shell
  • 2 cups of 1/4'' slices of rhubarb
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of half and half

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a mixing bowl, toss the rhubarb slices with the lime zest. Pour the mixture into an uncooked pastry shell. Gently whisk together the salt, sugar and eggs. Pour the half and half into the egg mixture and whisk to combine.

Date Nut Wonders

These dates are so simple to make and are a great appetizer or dessert!

  • 1 jar of unsalted almond butter
  • 2 pounds of Medjool dates 
  • 2 cups of roasted almonds
  • Coarse ground sea salt or hickory smoked salt to taste (the smokiness adds a whole other dimension!)

Process the roasted almonds in a food processor until coarsely ground. Mix the almond butter together with the ground roasted almonds.