Fresh Cranberry & Orange Muffins

I can’t think of anything to write for this post other then – I love LOVE love baking with fresh cranberries.  Dried berries and canned jellies just don’t do the fruit justice.  Not to mention that beautifully bright red color! Talk about festive!! Recipe makes a dozen regular sized muffins or 6 large muffins. Ingredients:…

A Dash of Red

My latest summer fruit smoothie blend, this lush, velvety red mixture is full of sweet, plump cherries, succulent raspberries, and tart cranberries blended together with luscious, antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice. Ingredients: 1 handful frozen Raspberries 1/2 handful frozen Cranberries a large handful of frozen Cherries a Banana 1 cup Pomegranate Juice 1/4 – 1/2 cup Water…

Cranberry Orange Scones

These cranberry orange scones were a great start to our Thanksgiving Day this year.  I made the dough the night before so it was only a matter of cutting them out and popping them into the oven Thanksgiving morning.  A little something for the busy Thanksgiving hosts, and a welcoming treat for the road weary…

Bacon Cranberry Jelly

I tested out some new cranberry jelly recipes last week in preparation for Thanksgiving. In past years I have made basic cranberry chutneys and sauces that do not require the extra step of straining the cooked fruit, but this year I decided to go ahead and make an actual cranberry jelly.  I made a more…

Cranberry Soy Chicken

I made some homemade cranberry jelly about a week ago, and have been brainstorming non-Thanksgiving ways for using it.  So far, this is what I have been able to come up with – a soy, cranberry, and garlic sauce on roast chicken that has been roasted on a bed of garlic seasoned potatoes, mushrooms, and…

Cranberry Challah

I saw fresh cranberries at the grocery store this week, I clear sign of the Thanksgiving season, and I could not resist bring a bag home.  Usually I go right for the cranberry quick-bead recipe when it comes to baking with fresh cranberries, but this year I decided to go down a different path, and…

Curried Chicken Salad

One of my favorite sandwich recipes, and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Recipe makes two servings. Ingredients: 1 pre-cooked diced Chicken breast 1 sliced Scallion 2 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tsp Curry Powder dash of Salt 1/4 cup dried Cranberries Directions: Combine the above ingredients together, and serve cold on a bed of…

Cran-Apple Slab Pie

Somewhere between bars, a cobbler, and a pie – this particular slab pie has a shortbread crust and no sides.  This might be the best apple pie I have made to date.  Although, it is nothing like a traditional apple pie, and its obscene amounts of butter make it an indulgent treat that I am…