Thursday, December 19, 2013

Honey Sweetened Coconut Cashews

These nuts are amazing and addicting! Good thing they're healthy!
My daughter made up this oh so yummy recipe! Our family can't stay out of them! She made them for teacher gifts too. It's quick, simple, healthy and delicious for a quick snack or to top on hot cereal, salad or yogurt!

Honey Sweetened Coconut Cashews 
2 c. Cashew pieces
1 1/2 c. Coconut (we used sweetened)
1/8 c. plus 1 Tbls. Honey
4-5 Tbls Coconut Oil

1. Melt 1/2 of the coconut oil in a medium fry pan.
2. Add cashews, turn heat to low (but not the lowest setting).
3. Stir almost constantly, until browned (about 10 mins). Be carefull not to over brown, b/c they continue to brown after you take them off the heat from the hot oil.
4. Turn burner off and stir in honey.
5. Pour cashews onto a baking tray to cool.
6. Rinse out pan. Melt remaining coconut oil in pan.
7. turn to low heat, stir in coconut. Watch carefully and continue to stir coconut, until lightly brown. (about 10 mins). Continues to brown and crisp after removed from pan.
8. Mix coconut with cashews. Let sit 15-20 mins or until cool and become crunchy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chalkboard sign for less then $1

To make this chalkboard sign. I used a white poster board from the $1 store (2 for $1). I painted it with a dark grey paint (almost black). Then I cut out this saying on my Cricut and glued it to the poster board. Then I took white chalk and colored all over the poster board with the side of the chalk. then I rubbed the chalk with my hand, to give it that smeary chalk board appearance. Cheap, simple, cute.