Cranberry Crisp; no power – again!

Cranberry Orange Crisp

We had some friends over for dinner last night and I wanted to do something Christmas-y for dessert. For me that means cranberries. So last week I sent mon mari off in search of the elusive (here) cranberry. He was successful. Then I went in search of an was cranberry recipe. I was successful. I … Continue reading…

Cranberry Walnut Clafoutis; dealing with the obtuse

I’ve posted this before – but ’tis the season and all so I thought I’d do it again. For anyone looking for a quick, easy holiday dessert this is it…. As everyone knows, I don’t do pie crusts, therefor no pies, specifically, no pumpkin pie. I prefer fruit, anyway and I love cranberries. I did … Continue reading…

Ginger Cranberry Sauce, Merry Christmas everyone

Another Christmas tradition is this easy cranberry sauce. Naturally, the recipe is lost somewhere in the mists of time…. which seems to be happening a lot lately. It’s easy, keeps well and the ginger adds a bit of spicy interest to the cranberries. If you have any cranberries lurking in the fridge – try this! … Continue reading…

Cranberry Bread; morning coffee

This year, for the first time, I didn’t have to search or make a special trip to a fancy store  to find cranberries. They started appearing in early November, weeks before I was ready for them. Even my local supermarket has had them for the last few weeks. I can only hope that they have … Continue reading…

Braised, Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Wine Cranberries

I love cranberries. Christmas is not Christmas without them. I make cranberry bread and cranberry sauce and cranberry clafoutis. Finding them has been challenging over the years so when I see them, naturally, I buy more than I need. As I did this year. Now I have to come up with some some ways of … Continue reading…

Christmas Breads: Cranberry and Pumpkin

These 2 breads have been part of my holiday tradition since I was in charge of my very first kitchen. It never occurred to me (one knows so little about what one doesn't know) that they would become an annual quest when we moved across the pond. For our first Christmas, in Ireland, I found … Continue reading…

Cranberry Clafoutis

One more dish for Thanksgiving… I originally posted this 3 years ago – but for anyone looking for a quick, easy holiday dessert this is it. As everyone knows, I don’t do pie crusts, therefor no pies. But I’m very inventive at finding easy substitutions. A word of warning about this clafoutis: cranberries are tart, … Continue reading…