Cranberries, an old funnel and Nanny: Thanksgiving is nigh

The hot cranberries are starting to burst. Steam building up inside each ellipsoid ultimately forces its taut magenta skin to explode, like a gum bubble that’s thinned to the point of failure. As they break open, their juices coalesce with those of the lemon and apple as well as the melted sugar, all of which swirls like lava around the pot. I love the pop-pop symphony that demarcates this stage of cranberry sauce making. It means not only that the cook must take care to avoid being splattered by hot innards but also that the finished product is at hand....more

Spiced Cranberry Chutney

Spiced Cranberry ChutneyThe perfect zesty garnish for your Thanksgiving turkey and a great spread for leftover sandwiches.Click here to view the recipe:

Cranberry and Arugula Pizza

Cranberry Sauce Muffins

@SunbonSmart I got some too ;)more

Lightened-Up Cranberry Sauce

Kat’s Easiest Appetizer (Ever) – Baked Brie

We’ve never been a family that traditionally has appetizers on Thanksgiving. We usually put out a pupu platter of olives, pickles and baby corn to let people graze before the main feast....more

~Cranberry Sauce Whoopie Pies!

~Cranberry Sauce Whoopie Pies!   When I realized how teeny tiny my ingredient list is, in comparison to traditional Whoopie Pies, I almost felt guilty, then I took a bite, and I felt better!  :) ...more

Let the Good Times Roll with a Virtual Potluck!

One of the things about midlife is that holidays are starting to feel different.  There's not that level of excitement I remember so clearly from years gone by.  By this time, loved ones and friends are coming and going and longtime traditions are changing or disappearing altogether.  Like in my life: ...more

When I got married, I inherited this recipe from my mother-in-law.  Not only does my husband ...more

A Cran-tastic Sandwich

I love cranberry sauce.  I like to serve it with a turkey dinner (of course) or chicken pot pie.  I also love to use it as an ingredient in a turkey sandwich.  Recently, my husband and I decided to have a make-your-own sandwich lunch.  Both of us are foodies, so as we shopped, we thought of necessary ingredients.  As my appetite is smaller than his, my list was smaller. ...more

Who Has Time to Talk Turkey?

The pressure for a merry holiday season begins as soon as the pumpkins begin to sag on the front porch. Ads depict happy and relaxed families spending quality time together in front of the fire, or eating an elaborate meal in a large dining room. But in an age where the majority of families have two working parents, not everyone has the time or the energy to plan and execute an entire Thanksgiving menu on their own. Luckily, there are many options to ease the burden.More and more grocery stores are offering pre-made Thanksgiving meals that can be ordered in advance. ...more