Jan 22, 2017

Orange Cranberry Marmalade

Whew, winter’s having a year.  Flooding on the west coast, crippling ice storms, ugly drab in the upper Midwest (which I’ll take over the other two).  I hear even Europe’s suffering.  Would some Orange Cranberry Marmalade help?  I stumbled across a fun “event” a couple weeks ago.  The blog, Food in Jars, is running a year-long canning challenge for readers … Continue reading

Nov 13, 2016

Triple Antioxidant Cabernet Blueberry Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is on the horizon–are you ready to shake up some tradition?  How about trying a Triple Antioxidant Cabernet Blueberry Cranberry Sauce?  The inspiration for this came from the blog Averie Cooks (thanks Averie!).  But while she seasoned with “sweet spices” like cinnamon and cloves, I decided to take mine more savory with thyme and bay.  

Dec 16, 2015

Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries are a big part of the holiday season.  Besides being seriously critical to cranberry sauce, they are delicious (fresh or dried) in a variety of baked goods. And if that isn’t enough, they make a lovely decoration–from candle holder to well-styled food.  I am fussier about the presentation of my dishes at Christmas than any other time of the … Continue reading

Pickled Cranberries with Chicken

Jan 3, 2015

Sweet Pickled Cranberries

Do you know what’s lurking in the back corners of your refrigerator?  I dare you to look!  I just found two partly used packages of cranberries on the bottom of my fruit drawer.  Since we have all had our fill of cranberry sauce this season, I made Pickled Cranberries!  While canning is often considered the province of summer and early … Continue reading

Nov 29, 2014

Cranberry Swirl Muffins (or Jam Swirl, or…)

Thanksgiving and the harvest season have just passed–which means that most American refrigerators and cupboards are full.  Do you have an abundance of leftover cranberry sauce?  A bonanza of canned jam?  Well these Cranberry Swirl Muffins (or Peach Jam Muffins or…) may be just what you need.  The origin of this recipe really began a few years ago, when I … Continue reading

Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls in Pan

Dec 5, 2013

Easiest Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

What’s better for a special breakfast than homemade sticky rolls?  Of course yeast baking can be intimidating, not to mention time consuming. But if you are baking challenged or simply busy, this recipe for Easy Cranberry Pecan Cinnamon Rolls is for you.  By starting with prepared pizza dough (I get mine at Trader Joe’s), and ready-made cranberry sauce (or other … Continue reading

Pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese

Nov 13, 2013

Multigrain Pumpkin Cranberry Bagels

These pumpkin bagels actually go back a whole year (of course not these specific bagels). At that time I had a project that needed some focus–along with some bagel coupons.   So instead of dragging my laptop out to Starbucks, I went to the bagel shop.   With fall in the air, I ate a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese.  And … Continue reading

Pumpkin Muffins

Nov 10, 2013

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Two Ways)

These very clever muffins can go two ways–fancy or simple.  And although my pictures in this post all show frosting, let me make this perfectly clear–these muffins are great plain. The muffin part of this recipe (which I have since altered slightly) was developed by a former coworker when she was doing weight watchers (she even calculated the points!). They were … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti

Feb 7, 2013

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti

When I first started eating more whole grains, biscotti were a great find.  Crunchy and flavorful, they are supposed to be crisp so there is no need to attempt the airy rise or tender crumb that white flour does so well. Back in my corporate days (when I worked like a million hours a week and had a nanny who … Continue reading