Make Granola from Anything You Have On Hand With This Ratio

Memorize this technique, and you’ll never buy granola again.

Source: Granola Is Better and Easier to Make Without a Recipe

Having trouble finding cost effective rolled oats?  Look for Quaker Rolled Oats in the cereal aisle.

Bonus: If you are making granola and you want big chunks, pack all your ingredients tightly together on a baking sheet (I find it easier on a lipped baking sheet but plain should work fine). Once the granola is baked and cooled, you can break it into chunks.

Make Creamier Ice Cream with Powdered Skim Milk

If you’ve ever felt like homemade ice cream can’t measure up to the stuff at the shop, freeze it right there. We’ve collected 15 tips and tricks from some of our favorite ice cream cookbooks that’ll have you slathering the inside of your cones with Nutella and adding mix-ins like a master. You’ll be (happily) screaming for ice cream in no time.

Source: 15 Cool Ice Cream Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

For the cost of vanilla bean?  The result better be good…

Gelatin is certainly an interesting additive, but it’s not vegan/vegetarian.  Pectin would be the vegan/vegetarian alternative, but I gone looking to know if someone has figured out the ratio.

I will not make coconut ice cream without having tried some already.  I don’t generally like a lot of coconut.  I leave you with the following:

Recipe: Maple Pecan Cranberry Pie

This is actually two recipes:

For the crust recipe, substitute gluten free flour if necessary.  You could also substitute a flax egg (ground flax + 2-3 tablespoons of water), which’d require you to find vegan shortening or some such substitute to fully veganize the recipe.

Similarly for the pie, flax eggs…  Margarine over butter to be non-dairy, but for vegan there’s likely a better choice (coconut?).

The important part: 1 cup of cranberries provides almost 6% of the vitamin K daily dosage, and 1 cup of pecans provides 5%.  Depending on your diet, it’s worth considering consuming after your INR test so it doesn’t throw off your test results.

Related: 5 Ways to Prevent a Soggy Pie Crust