Christmas

Pomegranate Margaritas

November 25, 2012
Pomegranate Margaritas

You recovered from that turkey & football coma yet? My goodness, that was glorious. And gloriously painful. And if we’re talking about the Texans & Cowboys games, just flat-out glorious. I wasn’t disowned for healthifying the broccoli & rice casserole. My dad was well enough to be up and about for the day. My cousin [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

November 19, 2012
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Hey, look. It’s another super easy way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. And it only involves a little math: 1 part barbecue sauce 1 part cranberry sauce 1. Heat. 2. Stir. 3. Watch your husband dip a tester sweet potato fry in it and complain about it being too cranberry-y. 4. Add another part [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: The Cranburger

November 16, 2012
The Cranburger

Thanksgiving leftovers don’t have to suck. I mean they can, and after 3 days of the same exact thing, they usually do. But they can be reimagined in non-sucking ways. Take cranberry sauce, for instance. Leftover cranberry sauce is something that I firmly believe can never be a bad thing. Cranberries themselves are good with [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: Cranberry Sauce Brownies

November 15, 2012
Cranberry Brownies

Have leftover cranberry sauce? Me, too. Already. In addition to the cranberry-apricot chutney that I’ve put on everything that was slow enough for me to catch, I also tested out a new port-infused cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. It was simple and boozy. And beautiful. And boozy. In trying to brain storm a way to [...]

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Baked Brie with Cranberry-Apricot Chutney

November 13, 2012
Baked Brie with Cranberry-Apricot Chutney

I grew up in a very small town where, by today’s standards, the “exotic” food choices weren’t exotic at all. There were many common foods that I never tried until into my mid-20s. Yet somehow in my early 20s I gained the “Martha Stewart” nickname among my girlfriends, despite being very much a connoisseur of [...]

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Grilled Turkey & Brie Cranwich

October 23, 2012
Grilled Turkey & Brie Cranwich

Here in southeast Texas, we don’t really get a ceremonial changing of seasons to signal that fall is (according to the calendar) here. We know by the crates full of pumpkins piled up outside the grocery stores, the first glorious bags of glorious grapefruit from the glorious Rio Grande Valley appear lined up next to [...]

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Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

December 25, 2011
Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

Merry Christmas, y’all! My week to host Project Pastry Queen fell during Christmas so I picked the most Christmasy recipe I could find: Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake. It’s “just” a small loaf cake scented with lemon zest, studded with fresh cranberries, and topped with a lemon syrup that soaks into the cake. I brought the [...]

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Grasshopper Chocolate Bark

December 23, 2011
Grasshopper Chocolate Bark

One of my husband’s favorite candies are Andes mints. They typically run a close second to peanut butter cups but during the holidays, they take the top position. When we were hammering out the details of our Christmas gift baskets, we came up with a super easy way to incorporate Andes mints with Grasshopper Chocolate [...]

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