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10 Best Cranberry Recipes

No Comments | Written on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I think cranberries are one of the unsung heroes of the holiday season.  These healthy and delicious little berries are incredibly versatile in a variety of recipes from beverages and appetizers through main dishes and, of course, dessert!

The following “10 Best Cranberry Recipes” utilize everything from fresh cranberries, to dried cranberries and even cranberry juice.

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Wild Rice Stuffing

No Comments | Written on November 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

As you plan your Thanksgiving spread, consider a little twist on the classic stuffing side dish.  This “Wild Rice Stuffing” is a hearty yet elegant accompaniment to your holiday meal! 

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Turkey Gravy

No Comments | Written on November 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have a Thanksgiving confession…

I’ve really never been much of a “gravy person.”  Weird, right?

Well, after making this recipe, I am now officially a gravy convert.  I am completely obsessed with this “Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage!”

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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

No Comments | Written on November 19, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Your Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t have to be complcated.  In fact, you can make a tender and moist turkey with only 5 simple ingredients!

This recipe is unique because it is glazed with elegant and flavorful Honey Dijon Maille Mustard.

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Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries

No Comments | Written on November 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

If you want to have your pie (and eat it too!) this holiday season, why not opt for a lighter version of one of your indulgent favorites.

This “Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries” replaces half of the cream cheese in a typical cheesecake and swaps in non-fat Greek yogurt.

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Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

No Comments | Written on November 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It’s not too early to start your Thanksgiving meal planning, or even to start preparing the meal!  I love making a homemade cranberry sauce in advance of the big day.  There’s no need to pop open a can when it is so easy to make this “Balsamic Cranberry Sauce” now and have it ready to serve on Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving Groceries Decoded

No Comments | Written on November 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

We’ve all been there.  You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice.  Then you come home from the grocery store, start unpacking and realize…

You bought the wrong ingredients.

That label of Pumpkin Puree looks so similar to the label of the Pumpkin Pie Mix!

What?  I bought Sweetened Condensed Milk instead of Evaporated Milk?!

Believe me, you don’t want to battle the holiday grocery store crowds again.  Today I am going to provide you with a Holiday PSA.  This is “Thanksgiving Groceries Decoded.”  

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Cranberry Cocktail

No Comments | Written on November 12, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Need a go-to cocktail for the holiday season?  This one will take you from Thanksgiving all the way through the new year.  The key is a festive spiced cranberry reduction infused with cinnamon, ginger and star anise.

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Easy Pumpkin Pudding

No Comments | Written on November 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Many of us are already planning our Thanksgiving menus and I know many of you out there are intimidated by the baking aspect of the holiday season.

No worries!  This Easy Pumpkin Pudding is a festive dessert anyone can make.

Oh, did I mention it is ready in 10 minutes?

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Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes

No Comments | Written on November 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have a riddle for you…

How can you enjoy sugar or even chocolate without gaining a pound?  Try these “Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes!”

You won’t believe the indulgent decadence of Mexican Hot Chocolate or Lemon Rosemary sugar scrubs.  They are easy to make, a delight to use, and are fantastic holiday gifts.

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