Friday, January 15, 2010

New Beginnings

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I can’t believe it is 2010. I’m not big into New Year’s Resolutions, I always make one but I make something to strive for all year and very broad so that I don’t feel like I have failed at it. So last year my goal was to eat healthier. So I removed High Fructose Corn Syrup from my house, we bought our first quarter of a grass fed cow, and started to fill our fridge and pantry with more organic and whole foods. So I would say that I did a pretty good job last year. So this year I will strive to do the same, to eat healthier. And to take some more time for me, I tend to do a lot for others with little in return. So I am going to do more to make myself happy.

And one thing makes me happy is baking. So when its freezing outside all I want is comfort food, and when I think comfort food I think of things that my mom would make for us during the winter. And fruit crisp is one of those things she would make, so I tried to make it healthier and I only made two single servings so I think I’m already Rockin’ and Rollin’ on 2010 already!

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Pear Crisp

1 large ripe Bartlett Pear

2 Tablespoons of butter, softened

2 Tablespoons of honey

2 Tablespoons of AP Flour

1/4 cup of rolled oats

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place two 6 oz oval ramekins on a baking sheet. Core and chop the pear into bite size pieces and split between the two ramekins. In a bowl combine the butter, sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon until it forms crumbles. Top each ramekin with half of the crumble mixture. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes until the top is golden brown and the pears have softened. Serve warm.

15 comments:

  1. This looks great! Thanks for sharing. I too am trying to eat better this year too!

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  2. good luck in your quest for healthy eating! looking at luscious stuff on blogs nearly every day certainly doesn't make it easy. :)

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  3. I love this and I bet it would be just as good with apples and other seasonal fruits!! YUM

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  4. I love this. So simple yet perfect for the cold winters. I frequently do a similar version with a couple apples. And I second your No Crazy Resolutions attitude. What's the point of giving up everything you love? The serving size trick works every time!

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  5. Looks delicious! I got rid a high fructose corn syrup a while back, so I applaud your 2010 efforts.

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  6. Looks delicious. May have to try this tonight! Thx for sharing.

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  7. Its been unusually cold here in FL so I too am on a constant crave train for comfort foods. I've never made a crisp, but yours looks yummy and easy to do. Can't wait to try it!

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  9. Dear SaltandChocolate, I love your name. I think this recipe is perfect, and simple enough to mix up, if you wanted to use something other than pear, like for example apple maybe? Would that work do you think?
    Either way all I can say is "Wild Thing", you make my heart sing! Loved and saved this recipe. I shall revisit you soon. Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers, Gaby
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  10. I am hosting an "oatmeal roundup" over at Our Krazy Kitchen. I'd love for you to link this recipe if you want. The more the merrier.
    http://thekrazykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/oatmeal-roundup.html

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  12. I am hosting an "oatmeal roundup" over at Our Krazy Kitchen.

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  13. I shall revisit you soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Dear SaltandChocolate, I love your name. I think this recipe is perfect

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  15. "Wild Thing", you make my heart sing! Loved and saved this recipe. I shall revisit you soon. Thank you for sharing.

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