Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Granola

Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Granola

Up until this, I had never made granola. I wanted to start with something simple but delicious for my first try. With the fiend-like speed Mandi and I eat granola, you would think that I would make it from time to time, especially since it’s so expensive! In reality though, you aren’t really saving much money making your own granola because all the ingredients are so expensive. I loved the way this granola came out, but I found out that Mandi really loves the clusters, so I guess it wasn’t a 100% success, but I’m sure this will have no problem disappearing over the next week or so.

Maple Habanero Ice Cream

Maple Habanero Ice Cream

Habanero ice cream has been on my list for a while, because habaneros pair extremely well with dairy, and also sweets so I thought the combo would be only natural. The milk and sugar also helps remove the heat from the peppers and leaves that sweet tropical pure habanero flavor that is like nothing else in the culinary world. At a farmers market last week Warren Farms had a free sample of their habanero infused maple syrup, and I instantly knew that that would be the flavor of the ice cream. I made it only a few days later!