Carrot Butter

this is a recipe i sort of finagled from Sage's Cafe. it's delicious. spread it on a sandwich or toast, or serve with chips, etc.

4-5 medium carrots, peeled
1/3 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt

1. chop the carrots into quarter-inch cubes. place in a pot with plenty of water and boil for 25 minutes. drain.
2. process all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. keep refrigerated in an air tight container.



This is the Better Homes & Gardens recipe with a few tweaks (typical Kelly style) making them even better.

1 3/4 cups flour (half all-purpose and half whole wheat is really good)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil or melted butter, cooled
2 cups milk

1. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl, set aside. In another bowl, beat the eggs and oil together until well combined. Add the milk and mix together. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until moistened and combined (batter should be lumpy).

2. Cook in lightly greased waffle iron and top with your favorite deliciousness.