Loaded Baked “Frittato”

20190324_195942-1This is a combo between a loaded baked potato and a frittata. Get it? GET IT? For whatever reason, adding the eggs converted this from a slightly guilty starch + bacon + cheese + sour cream to a totally acceptable dinner. Go figure. Fortunately, it tasted so amazing that it doesn’t really matter either way.

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Cranberry Nut Granola Bars

20190224_215933This is a bit of an unusual post for me, because this is far from the first time I’ve made these granola bars. In fact, I eat at least one every day, so trust me when I say I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about them…

The reason I eat so many granola bars is that I have a serious hangry problem. My day can be going along fine, then suddenly my blood sugar drops and within 30 minutes I’m irritable and nauseated. As a result, I carry snacks everywhere, and these are my reliable favorites. I prefer them over store-bought granola bars because commercial bars are so expensive, and they often contain chocolate or some mysterious sticky binding agent, neither of which I enjoy. When I make my own granola bars, I can use big pieces of fruit and nuts, and I get exactly what I want. This particular recipe is so easy: just one bowl, one 13×9 pan, and they make enough for a few weeks. Making your own granola bars is something I recommend to everyone. Once you go homemade, you won’t go back.

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