Okay, so I know yogurt and granola can seem kind of boring, but when you spice it up with a new twist or flavor combination you can fall in love all over again.
If you are working with good quality ingredients, you’ll be amazed at how good something as simple as yogurt and granola can taste.
Over the holiday I tried a new dessert out…I mean come on, you have to stretch your comfort level sometimes, right?! I initially was going to make a plum tart because I knew Ryan’s mom would be a big fan of that, but I couldn’t find fresh or frozen plums anywhere in Jackson at the end of December. Ha! It was a sign I needed to amp up my creativity and that’s where frozen bing cherries came into play. I was that weird person at the store walking around aimlessly trying to devise a plan when I had my light bulb moment/sigh of relief that they had what I needed. Due to the nature of the winter season, I knew I’d be getting frozen bing cherries, but they worked perfectly and were quite tasty. (more…)
Need I say more? I mean…come on…who doesn’t love real Swedish meatballs? They are so stinkin’ good! Slightly time consuming to make, but so worth it. We made them this Christmas when Ryan’s parents came into town. Ryan’s heritage is strongly Swedish and Norwegian, so I always love trying to incorporate that into our holiday gatherings. His mom, Jayne, can make a mean Swedish pancake, which I always look forward to when we are visiting. Instead of a ham style Christmas dinner I thought I’d “God Jul” it up Swedish style with some Swedish meatballs and lingonberry jam. (more…)