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Apple Pomegranate Salad

Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

This is the easiest holiday salad ever, especially if you use a tub of frozen whipped topping (although the real stuff tastes much better).  It…

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Brussels Sprout & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

Posted on Dec 6th, 2012

I may never eat cooked Brussels sprouts again!  Which isn't really saying much, since I rarely eat cooked Brussels sprouts to begin with.  The…

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Cranberry Almond Cake

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2011

Folks, this cake is fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!  It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and the streusel topping is, well . . . hard to…

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Cranberry Butter

Posted on Nov 14th, 2013

Over the summer, I tried a recipe for strawberry butter. I was pretty much in strawberry heaven. So when I came across a recipe for cranberry butter,…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Posted on Nov 27th, 2011

I tried this fabulous dip at Thanksgiving and it shot straight to the top of my list of favorite holiday appetizers.  I'll be making it again for…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

This cake was amazing! Dense and moist, it was perfect mix of sweet and tart.  And I love that it's simple to make, yet elegant enough to serve as…

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Holiday Pie

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2010

I had never seen anything like this chocolate cranberry pie when I came across the recipe on the King Arthur Flour website--and I mean that in a good…

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Cranberry Nut Bread

Posted on Nov 19th, 2009

Cranberries are one of my favorite in-season fruits during the fall and winter months (right up there with pomegranates!) In fact, I always buy extra…

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Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie and a Blender Giveaway

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

My family loves smoothies! In fact, I'd say that 95% of our blender usage falls under the category of smoothie making. Which is why I was so excited…

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Cranberry Spiced Cider

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011

I love making warm cider at the holidays.  I think I enjoy the smell as much as the taste.  I love this cider because it has the usual spice, along…

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Cranberry Swirl Bread

Posted on Dec 14th, 2013

Oh my heavens! This beautiful bread may be the best thing that ever happened to the humble cranberry. Unlike most cranberry breads, this is a yeast…

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Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

This Cranberry Waldorf Salad is beautiful to serve at the holidays, but honestly, it's delicious any time of year. Just by a few extra bags of…

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Frozen Cranberry Salad

Posted on Dec 20th, 2012

I love this salad!  I think my husband and kids love it even more than I do.  It's simple, delicious and can be made ahead of time.  Which is a…

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

Even though I serve mashed potatoes year-round, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them. I've experimented with a lot of different techniques…

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Lazy Sunday Casserole

Posted on Mar 17th, 2012

I knew when I spotted this recipe on Pinterest, it was going to be good.  I had no idea how good.  And the rest of the family agrees.  This has…

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Market Monday: Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I'm right there with him.…

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Market Monday: Pickled Hakurei Turnips

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

I know. Turnips. When the folks from Native Hill Farm were handing out samples of these small white turnips at the farmer's market, touting them as…

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Market Monday: Potato and Rainbow Chard Frittata

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

Let me tell you why I love frittatas.  First, they are a great way to use up all the  leftover veggies, meats and cheeses that might be hanging out…

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Mediterranean Breakfast Strata

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011

This is one of the best overnight breakfast casserole dishes I've tried.  Don't be put-off by the long list of ingredients.  It's really quite…

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Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 19th, 2010

These potatoes are a good example of how keeping it simple is often best.  There aren't a lot of fancy ingredients, but they taste fabulous and make…

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Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012

I confess, I've never been a big fan of the marshmallow topped sweet potatoes that always make an appearance at Thanksgiving.  But I love these! …

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Pomegranate Cheesecake

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013

My husband is a huge pomegranate fan, so when I saw this cheesecake over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe, I knew I had to give it a try. The base is a plain,…

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Pomegranate Salsa

Posted on Dec 8th, 2013

I don't know what came over me, but I had this pomegranate just sitting around. And I was still thinking about the Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip that I…

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 7th, 2011

I've tried a lot of over-rated Christmas cookies over the years.  This is not one of them.  These cookies are amazing, and are quickly becoming a…

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Potato, Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

Posted on May 17th, 2013

This delicious frittata features potatoes and fresh herbs.  It's a quick and easy meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner. I tried this recipe…

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Roasted Pesto Potatoes

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I had an abundance of basil in my garden this summer, so I made and froze a lot of pesto. I love being able to have fresh pesto handy during the fall…

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.  And the cooking technique works with pretty much any kind of potato.  Not to…

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Posted on Jan 10th, 2014

My husband has this weird thing where he doesn't like onions, but he loves French onion soup. I can't quite figure it out, but as a huge fan of…

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Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2010

I've been making the same cranberry sauce for years, and for good reason. It's simple and delicious. This recipe is very similar with the addition of…

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Twice Baked Rooster Potatoes

Posted on Jan 20th, 2014

We are huge fans of all things potato at our house. No matter how I serve them up, potatoes are one of the few side dishes all of my kids will eat.…

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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

I'll be honest, I could live without cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving, but it just doesn't seem right to skip it.  And it does look pretty on the…

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