Jenny's version can easily be made nut-free just by omitting the pistachios (or even the coconut since, on some rare occasions, they can be a problem for some people with allergies to tree nuts) and using sunflower seeds instead. If you have a hankering to add dried fruit – such as cranberries, raisins, or chopped dates – just remember to add these at the end, after the granola has cooked and cooled.
In addition to sharing her great recipe, Jenny suggests using Mason jars as containers and having your children design the labels themselves. (One of her daughters labeled her jar "I'll Miss You" granola and her other daughter called hers "I Love You" granola. Awww.)
Get the full recipe at Dinner: A Love Story.
(Images: Jenny Rosenstrach)