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Granola 74

 

Granola 74

Granola 74

Granola 74!   What is that?

Granola 74, what a name for a cereal or snack. As the current saying  you hear too much, “it is what it is.” Kellogg’s first sold a granola in 1893 and popular in different mixes since then per Wikipedia.   Dr. James Caleb Jackson invented granola in 1863 the Jackson Sanitarium in Dansville, New York. In the 1960’s, fruits and nuts were added to make granola health food during the hippie movement. It appears every decade, the granola gets another update and version.

Always  interested in the best snack and foods for our children, during 70’s and 80’s, I was collecting recipes from anywhere.  Have you ever sat in a doctor’s office looking to see if anyone was watching to tear out a recipe or to write it down and cram into the diaper bag? Granola 74, just means it is a 1974 recipe which I got from some cookbook out of the local library.  I really think I discovered it in the late 60’s at the entrance of 2 children…yeah, the hippie era.

Granola 74
 
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An easy granola recipe from a 1974 cookbook and a good recipe to change to your own taste.
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Recipe type: Cereals & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • ½ cup pecan halves
  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • ¼ cup shredded sweet coconut
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • ¼ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup honey or white or dark corn syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried dates
  • Spray oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. Spray oil in pan to be used to bake the granola.
  3. Measure nuts in blender and pulse until chopped, not finely ground. (Some will be fine on the bottom.)
  4. Put nuts into the large baking pan.
  5. Add all the ingredients except the dried fruits.
  6. Stir to mix well.
  7. Put pan in oven for 15 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes for 4 times. 1 hour.
  8. Remove from oven, stir in the raisins,dried cranberries and dates.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Store in plastic or glass jars.
Notes
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Granola 74 makes 6 cups

Granola 74 makes 6 cups for cereal and snacks.

 

 

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Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad
 
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A light salad or dessert for a luncheon or buffet. Easy to prepare and can be made with favorite fruits and nuts.
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Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple tidbits
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1½ cups small marshmallows
  • ¼ cup dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup oranges, chopped
Instructions
  1. Drain juice from pineapple into double boiler. Reserve pineapple tidbits.
  2. Add honey, cornstarch and eggs to pineapple juice.
  3. Whisk to blend, stir while cooking to thicken.
  4. Stir in the butter and cool.
  5. Pour the thickened dressing into a serving bowl.
  6. Fold in pineapple, marshmallows, dates, pecans and oranges.
  7. Chill a few hours before serving.
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Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad
Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad

 This is a quick and light salad for a buffet or as a dessert.  It is easy to create a different taste just by changing the  fruits and nuts.

Heating ingredients for the dressing in a double boiler.

Heating ingredients for the dressing in a double boiler.

 

Ingredients for marshmallow pineapple salad

Dates, marshmallows, pecan, pineapple tidbits and orange make up the tropical salad.  Maraschino cherries add color as well as sweetness.  Be creative in your selection.

 

Marshmallow Pineapple Salad ready for lucheon or buffet.

Marshmallow Pineapple Tropical Salad ready for luncheon or buffet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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