To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mmph, Crunch, Mmmm...

Oh, sorry, I was eating and didn't see you there. Want some? Yes, you do, you really do.

Five easy ingredients, mixed, roasted, cooled, devoured. The love for this is unanimous and it has instantly become the new family favorite.

May I please introduce you to:

Cranberry Crunch
1 c pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 c whole almonds
1/2 c sunflower seeds
3 T maple syrup
1 c dried cranberries

Mix together pepitas, almonds and sunflower seeds. Toss with maple syrup. Bake 300 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Let cool and toss with dried cranberries.

To be fair, I got the original recipe from here and as you will see, I've adapted it just slightly. This is on the list to be given as Christmas gifts this year. Try it. I know you'll love it. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some munching to do.


  1. mmm.... that looks great!
    We snack on nuts all the time but they're getting kind of boring - it's time to give them a little love and this is definitely the way to do it ;)
    Cheers. xoxo

  2. YUM!
    Thanks for posting the recipe!