Thanksgiving

Project Black and White Cranberry Tarts

December 5, 2010

We interrupt the 12 Days of Homemade Christmas to bring you heavy cream, butter, chocolate, and cranberries. Josie selected this week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe: Black and White Cranberry Tarts. Three delicious ingredients rolled onto a single dessert: Oreo crusts and a white chocolate-cranberry filling. I made a couple of changes out of necessity… Because [...]

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Project Cranberry-Orange Muffins

November 28, 2010

It’s my turn! I selected this week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe: Essence of Orange Muffins. These muffins are an excellent vehicle for beautiful, whatever berry is in-season. And I picked them solely because someone got a little carried away and picked up her weight in cranberries at Costco. And I didn’t want to pick something [...]

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Cranberry-Apple Sauce, Two ways

November 23, 2010

One of my favorite bloggers, Josie of Pink Parsley Catering, blogged a homemade applesauce a little while back that stopped me dead in my tracks. Once I recovered, I headed straight to the kitchen. The Foodie Baby, boy, was she in for a treat! I temporarily retired last fall, so I had “plenty” (ha!) of [...]

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

November 11, 2010
Whole berry Cranberry Sauce

One of my most favorite holiday sides growing up was Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce. You know the kind – the ruby-red cylinder of solid jelly that came pre-marked with it’s “just slice here” ridges from the can. It made a distinct noise as it wiggled free and slid from the can. A jiggly wedge [...]

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Cranberry-Red Wine Meatballs

January 17, 2010
Cranberry and Red Wine Meatballs

Meatballs are typically only served in two ways in this house: Meatball Subs or drenched in wine and berries as an appetizer but mostly the former. I joke that my husband has become a meatball connoisseur – he can describe in great detail the subtle (and not so subtle) differences between the meatballs served at [...]

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Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

November 16, 2009
Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Because I could… I had a slice of cake before dinner. I had a slice of cake after dinner. I also had a slice of cake for lunch. Being a grown-up doesn’t always suck One of my favorite baked goodies that we used to sell at my parents’ bakery was a Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake. [...]

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Cranberry Pecan Bread

November 10, 2009
Cranberry Pecan Bread

Cranberries are my favorite fall fruit. Hands down, no contest. I think it’s because I can only find them fresh for a few months out of the year. I mean, sure, an apple is fine – especially if you’ve got a gooey bowl of caramel nearby for dipping – but I can get that any [...]

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Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Dressing

December 30, 2008
Roasted Chestnut and Sausage Dressing

They say you’re not supposed to try new recipes out at the holidays because it’s stressful and you don’t want to be faced with a houseful of disappointed guests. Because cooking a familiar meal for 13 isn’t stressful enough already? Whatev. “They” are crazy – the holidays are the perfect time to try out new [...]

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