Tropical parfait with home made granola

Treats and Awards:)

Well, it is about time for me to write about my star blogger friends. I was moved by amazing Claudia from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine, with her cute Circle of Friends award, so I would love to reward 10 of my best blogger friends with the same. I love your blogs, writing, amazing recipes and creation. I love the way you leave your comments and suggestions. Thank you so much. The list can go on and on and soon I will be making another post dedicated to all the great foodies who give me inspiration and energy to create, prepare, write, take photographs and post interesting dishes. All those beautiful and thoughtful comments- wow that is a big reward and inspiration. I am so glad that I started this whole process. To- Foodbuzz, so glad that I am part of this great blogger community. You guys are awesome.

Sandra Sandra’s Easy Cooking
Kristen Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Mina Angellove’s Cooking
Monet Anecdotes and Apple Cores
Kristi Mother Rimmy’s Cooking Light Done Right
Amy Fragrant Vanilla Cake
Tiffany Simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent vegan and vegetarian cuisine
Tes Tes at Home
Zerrin Give Recipe
Big City Carrots Big City, Baby Carrots

Now you can do the same and send this cute award to your favorite blog friends. What a nice reward this is!

But this is not the end I also made special treat for all bloggers and my family.
Beautiful Parfait with home made tropical granola, fresh Ataulfo Mangos and Greek Yogurt

So light, absolutely delicious treat or breakfast, whatever you prefer.

This is crunchy granola with: whole oats, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, walnuts, dark chocolate chips, dry pineapple bites
orange zest & juice and honey.
I am positive that many of you make your own granola and know the whole process with your eyes closed but here is the way I make it.
Using large mixing bowl add all the ingredients except chocolate and dry fruit. Preheat oven to 250F, line baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. It is good idea to mix granola at least once around while baking, so it gets browned evenly. After an hour you can add chocolate chips and pineapple bits.

This is so good you can put it in a little bag and have it for a snack on the go:)
To finish parfait I used beautiful fresh Ataulfo or Honey Mangos. They are incredibly sweet, what a lovely fruit this is:)

Mangoes are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They’re also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
You know me, I also used creamy non fat Greek yogurt.
Amazing product, so good for you.
I would also love to share with you cake and the treats that I prepared for my daughters 11th birthday. She loves polka dots, so that was exactly theme of the cake and decorations.

We had Blueberry Shortcake Polka Dot Cake and Brownie Dot Mini Cakes. Birthday girl really liked it, I got the biggest hug in the whole wide world. Kids grow up so fast, like yesterday it was her 5th birthday:)
Well I hope that you were enjoying reading this special post from me to you, thank you so much and now is the perfect time to go back doing what we love to do: preparing, photography, posting and tasting:)
Have a great weekend everybody!