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.