Thursday, August 28, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Pistachio Pomegranate Granola

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I’ve been trying to be healthier and snack on things like veggies, fruit and granola. It irks me every time I buy granola at the market because it’s so darn expensive. And I don’t even get the really good stuff – that’s just too pricey. I finally had some time and made up a batch and it is so good.


Pistachio Pomegranate Granola via homework - carolynshomework (11)The best part about homemade granola is you can custom make it. I decided to go with pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds.


Pistachio Pomegranate Granola via homework - carolynshomework (1)When pomegranates are in season, I buy extra and freeze the seeds. That way I can have fresh pomegranate year round.


Pistachio Pomegranate Granola via homework - carolynshomework (2)The granola was super easy to make. The recipe called for thick cut oats, so I bought some special thick rough cut oatmeal.


Pistachio Pomegranate Granola via homework - carolynshomework (3)I also bought a small amount of pistachio nuts but you can substitute any kind of nut. The pistachios were treat but I also like almonds, cashews and peanuts. I chopped my nuts so slightly so each bite would have a little less nut and the pretty green shows up better when they’re chopped.
Here’s the recipe. I adapted it from a recipe I found here.


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I was surprised at how good it was. Much fresher tasting and flavorful than any store bought granola that I’ve had.


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The only thing I would differently next time is to make double the amount. My husband, who usually doesn’t like this type of thing couldn’t stop eating it. I had to distract him with the leftover pistachio nuts or he would have eaten the whole batch.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Martha Stewart Living ~ Better Bake Sale & Printables

Museli coffee cakeFriends, the September issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and of course, it’s filled with timely inspiration. I loved this story on a Better (For You) Bake Sale. Jennifer Aaronson, Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, brings us ideas for the "Better Bake Sale" which focuses on swapping in some better-for-you flours, oils, and food colorings. Favorite cookies, cakes, bars, and breads get healthful makeovers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 169 & A Twine Sunburst Wreath


From my archives | Twine Sunburst Wreath



Happy Tuesday and welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! Where did August go? I can’t believe we are on the last week of August and September and fall are around the corner. Time sure flies in blogland. If you’re new here, please leave me a comment and introduce yourself so I can visit and meet you. For those of you who have been coming around for awhile, I’m so grateful.

So, what have you been working on? I can’t wait to see. Let’s get this creative party started.

Monday, August 25, 2014

DRESS CODE: Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarf

Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarves via homework - carolynshomework (12)Friends, I have such a fun project to share with you today. As part of the Tulip Tie Dye Your Summer fashion team, I’m demonstrating Tulip Tie Dye but not in the traditional sense. When you think of tie dye, you think fun t-shirts with spirals of bright colors. I used Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye which is America’s favorite tie dye, to create fashionable scarves in a watercolor effect.



Friday, August 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 168 & Pink & Purple Crush Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! Well I’ve been an empty-nester for one week now and I’d doing fine. Yay me! I hope you all had a wonderful week and I wanted to thank each and everyone of you that stopped by, left a comment and linked up a project this week. I’m so grateful to all of you. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.


And now for the projects featured in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Caprese Crostini Skewers

Caprese Crostini Skewers via homework | carolynshomework.com If you’re a regular here at homework, you know I’ve been on a tomato, basil kick lately. But I think these by far are my favorite.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Willow and Sage

1WIL-1401-Willow-and-Sage-600x600When you think of Stampington & Company, you think of stamping and paper and pretty crafts. So I was surprised when the editors of Stampington & Company emailed me to see if they could feature one of my scrubs in their next edition of Willow and Sage. I happily agreed because, you know, it was Stampington and Company. They explained that their first issue of Willow and Sage had just been published and sent me a copy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 168 & Faux Felted Acorns


Welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! I’m so happy you’re here and can’t wait to see what all of you have been up to. If you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and introduce yourself. I love meeting new creative friends. So, what have you been working on? Back-to-school projects, home décor, fall decorating? Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see.

So let’s get this creative party started.

Monday, August 18, 2014

ETCETERAS: Gold Leaf Concrete Planter

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Happy Monday everyone! I’m so excited to share this project with you. This is another craft I’ve been eager to try. Gold leaf seems to be all the rage and I finally got some gold leaf sheets and tested out the technique. What fun!