Melt and Stir Granola Bar Cookies

Golden, sweet and chewy these 4-ingredient granola bar cookies come together in five minutes of working time.  Mom and kid-pleasing!Golden, sweet and chewy these 4-ingredient granola bar cookies come together in five minutes of working time.  Mom and kid-pleasing!

These fun cookies go way back–at least as far as the crunchy granola 70s. When my mother made them back then, she called them Scotch Teas.  Bur my kids took one look and re-christened them Granola Bar Cookies.

The tasty treats have a couple of nice traits.  Besides containing a serious amount of oatmeal, they are so easy to make that it almost feels like cheating.  Melt, stir, pour, bake, cut.  Done!    Read more


Suburban Sugar Shack (Backyard Maple Syrup)

Backyard Maple Syrup is fun to make and tasty to eat. Plus you only need a couple trees and different varieties work. Step by step guide. Backyard Maple Syrup is fun to make and tasty to eat. Plus you only need a couple trees and different varieties work. Step by step guide.

Let me ask you a couple questions today. First, do your kids consume, umm, gallons of maple syrup annually? And, second, do you regularly mist up at romantic ideas like living off the land or keeping your own bees? 

If you answered yes to either of these questions–and have access to a couple maple trees (or even one large one), this activity is for you!  Read more




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