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Easy Texas Caviar Dip

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We just returned from a wonderful trip to Texas a few weeks ago, and we’re still missing the food, so here’s a little Cowboy Hat Tip to Texas with this Easy Texas Caviar Recipe!

Don’t you LOVE a good pitch-in? We had a School Picnic on Friday night, and there wasn’t enough room on my plate for all the goodness. As I packed up my empty bowl and headed home I ran into quite a few who enjoyed this recipe, so I thought I would share it with Y’all too!

This was my first time making Texas Caviar (Costco makes a great store-bought version), but this was easy enough to make time and time again!

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How about YOU? Have you tried Texas Caviar? What’s your favorite Texas food? 

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Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Easy Homemade Granola Bars


I was looking for something quick and easy to take to church for our Sunday school class over the weekend, and decided to try homemade granola bars, after seeing some easy recipes floating around Pinterest.  I adapted this one for our tastes and to give it more of a protein punch.  The boys were happy that I had a few leftovers to bring home for them to devour! I’m looking forward to making another batch for quick breakfast snacks and to send in lunches!

I didn’t expect them to be so simple and delicious to make homemade! 

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What You’ll Need for Homemade Granola Bars:

  • 3 cups of Quick Oats
  • A 14oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 T of Melted Butter
  • 1/3 cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup of Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter Chips

(The last four ingredients you can switch up/omit/add what you’d like!)

How to Make Homemade Granola Bars:

1. Preheat the Oven to 350 Degrees.

2. Grease Baking Sheet with Butter or Cooking Spray.

3. Mix Together Oats, Milk, Butter, Flax, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chips.

4. Spread Evenly in the Baking Sheet with Wet Hands.

5. Bake 15-20 Minutes.

6. Remove from Oven and Cut Into Granola Bars With a Plastic Knife While Still Warm.

7. Eat Immediately or Store to Enjoy for Breakfast or Snacks!

What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast recipe? 

 

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Essential Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin is my favorite taste of fall.  Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin butter, my mom’s pumpkin pie (or Costco’s if I’m in a rush – it’s amazing and HUGE), pumpkin rolls, even those gummy pumpkins! =)

Pumpkin Bread is one of my absolute favorites, and I like making a big batch so we can enjoy it most of the week and have some to share.

This is my go-to recipe for Pumpkin Bread.  It has turned out great every time I’m made it.  This time I changed it up a little bit to use some of my essential oils that I had on hand instead of a couple of my spices.  The result was even better – as it seemed to blend better through the batch and had more of that pure seasonal yummy flavor!

As my fellow-oiler pharmasist friend says, “If you can cook/bake with oils, why wouldn’t you?”  You get a pure undiluted form of the plant and the power of antioxidants and other potential benefits!

Search cinnamon essential oil on PubMed.gov and you will be AMAZED at the studies and research you’ll find.  {200+ articles from the US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health} I told you essential oils are the real deal!  

So anyway, you can make this recipe with or without essential oils, but I’ll be using mine in this recipe from here out!  

{This recipe makes 3 loaves, so feel free to reduce it for a smaller batch.}

——->>> Curious to learn more about the benefits of essential oils?  Have questions?  I’m happy to help!  Check out my All You Need to Know About Getting Started with Essential Oils post for FAQs and more info! 

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How about you?  What’s your FAVORITE way to cook with pumpkin?  What’s your FAVORITE way to bake with essential oils?  

 

 

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