I started making yogurt and granola a couple of months ago. I bought myself a yogurt maker, with high hopes of it being a magical ticket to perfect yogurt every time. In reality, I just finally made a batch that I like, both in flavor and consistency. After scalding the milk, I let it cool to incubation temperature, and I add my starter (other yogurt with active cultures). I put it in my yogurt maker for 8-9 hours. Then I strain the yogurt in my yogurt-cheese-making bag for a couple of hours, and add vanilla extract and stevia to taste. I use the strained liquid to make homemade bread (in place of the water)-yum!
The granola is something my mom always made when we were growing up. I always hated it. I don't follow a recipe, just rolled oats, some salt, some wheat germ, and coconut flakes, mix in some oil and honey and possibly almonds. Bake in a baking pan at 350 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes, until cooked to your desired doneness. Add dried fruit if you like, store in a container, and enjoy. Even my 2 year old loves it! She calls it "vanola".