Thursday, June 30, 2011

Granola

Aside from sewing, I enjoy baking! Especially new and fun recipes! Of course, much like my sewing, I never follow the directions, and add a little fun to my recipes! Sometimes I fail....but most of the time, like tonight, I pat myself on the back!

I found this recipe on foodnetwork.com. It's for granola! I love granola...the way it clumps together and crunches. So here goes...remember I altered it a bit.
Ingredients:
3 cups of oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple sugar
1/4 olive oil
1 cup craisins
1 cup m&m's
(you can also add cashews and raisins, but I replaced these with the craisins and m&m's)
Mix everything in a bowl and spread it on a cookie sheet ( I used a stoneware cookie sheet) and bake it for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 250 degrees.

Here it is...this is actually what I tried! I was so good! Just enough maple syrup to make it clump and to taste, craisins make it chewy and the m&m's make you think you are eating something bad! A perfect combination, in my humble opinion!
This will be a perfect snack in the car for our trip to Maine this weekend!
Enjoy!

Cheers,
~ Ericka

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Announcing our "new" direction...

Yesterday I received a box in the mail. I have been awaiting the arrival of this box, as it's contents marks a new direction for Busy Bee Boutique! It all started with the new logo, then name change and now a box. As you know I carry products from Earthly Remedies by Erin, and now I am going to carry a few cloth diapers! I currently cloth diaper my two boys, and thought I could add some fluff to my business!

I decided to carry OhKaty pocket diapers. I had never heard of them, but tried one and loved it! The inside is SO soft! And I love the fact that it is one size (very important to me since my boys are 2 and 6 months). The inserts have snaps to shrink them to fit the size of your baby. The elastic does not pinch chubby legs, it has a front loading pocket and best of all....it rolls up and snaps together for easy (neat) storage of a used diaper!!
That is our direction. If all goes well, we will have several different diaper brands and maybe other products as well!
Until next time,
Cheers,