I've successfully made quite a few her recipes from her website including chicken pot pie with cream cheese and chive biscuits, brown sugar cookies, and tomato cobbler with blue cheese biscuits, buuutttt now it's time to focus on paper in ink, not screens and pixels (except for posting about it, of course).
I love granola but I never buy it. I much prefer homemade granola but the majority of the granola I make (Tracy from Shutterbean is actually one of Joy's good friends) goes to my brother-in-law, who I think is addicted to the stuff. Joy doesn't have this cocoa almond granola recipe on her website but I did find a similar recipe for Joy's toasted almond granola. I've provided the ingredients and directions for the cocoa version below.
4 cups old-fashion oats
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, cocoa powder and salt together in a large bowl.
Pour the warm sugar mixture over the dry mix and toss with a wooden spoon until all the granola is moistened.