Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cabbage Patch Doll Hair Hat Wig Free Crochet Pattern for American Girl 18 inch Dolls

It seems these little wigs are all the rage these days! They are everywhere! The only thing I haven't seen is one in an 18" doll size. Since I don't have a baby girl but I do have an older girl who just happens to love American Girl Dolls, I had to come up with one for her.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

No Bake, All Natural, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Corn Syrup Free, Goldilocks "Just Right" Energy Protein Bars

I've tried many "healthy" granola bar recipes - some were not so healthy, some were not so tasty! Some were dry, some had a not-so-appetizing texture...

There is just enough liquid to make these moist and chewy, there is enough texture that they hold their shape, they aren't too sweet, there is a crunch, no artificial ingredients or preservatives - 

  I hate to sound like Goldilocks, but these are JUST RIGHT!

"Just Right" Bars

2 cups toasted, rolled oats
1 16 oz jar Natural, unsweetened Chunky Peanut Butter
(or 1 1/2 cups - any nut butter will do)
1 cup ground flaxseed (measured after grinding)
1/2 cup chia seed
3/4 cup filled halfway with raw honey and raw maple syrup
3/4 dried fruit (I used cranberries and white raisins)
1/2 cup chocolate or carob chips
1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds (or other nut)
1/2 to 1 tsp. cinnamon (to taste)

Stir all ingredients together, press firmly and evenly into a glass 9x13 dish. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour, overnight is best.

Cut into bars (I got 18) and wrap individually or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.