Recipe of the Week: Holiday Cranberry Sauce

imageI may have gotten the love of cranberry from my family! I can never imagine a holiday meal without having cranberry sauce on the table. It has been a tradition for me and personally I love it! I always love making FRESH cranberry sauce because it is SO Easy and is WAY Better than eating the canned version. It is quick, easy and holiday dish favorite that is great to share!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Optional Pecans, orange zest, raisins, currants, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.cran

Directions

1 Pour the cranberries in a colander and rinse and clean them.  Go through and throw out any bad cranberries.’

2 Add water and sugar in the pan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

3 Add the cranberries to the pot and let them  boil. Reduce  the heat and  let it simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst.cran1

4 Once the cranberries have burst you can leave the cranberry sauce as is, or dress it up with other ingredients. You can add a half a cup of chopped pecans with a few strips of orange zest.

You can also add raisins,currants, blueberries , cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice. I would only add a tiny sprinkle of spice to start and add as you go.

5 Remove  your sauce from heat. Let cool completely and chill. Then place the sauce in the  the refrigerator in a bowl. As it sits in the refrigerator it will thicken and become ready to eat!

 

 

 

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Recipe of the Week: Peppermint Bark

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With Christmas only one week away, it is time to start finalizing your Christmas plans if you haven’t already done so. Whether your traveling or hosting Christmas at your home, your thinking what to bring or make. Here is a recipe of sweetness of white chocolate with a splash of Candy Cane love. Guess what you only need 3 ingredients! Its that easy! So try this sweet treat and make some to share 🙂

Ingredients

  • White Candy/Chocolate Coating

-Crushed Candy Cane

-Peppermint Bark or 12 drops pure peppermint extract (about 1/4 tsp)

Directions

1.) Melt the candy coating in the microwave very slowly.Start with 30 seconds and then stir.

2.)Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until melted. Add in 1/2 cup peppermint pieces or the peppermint extract.

3.)Stir until completely combined.

4.)Spread candy thinly out on wax paper and allow to cool.

5.)When it  hardens then break candy into pieces. Its an amazing little treat that your guest can grab or you can wrap it up and give it to someone special!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Xx,

Ida

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