The Cranberry, or as I like to think of it ~ nature's ruby! This little power fruit is packed with all kinds of excellent benefits! Lots of phyto-chemicals that support good heart, immune and anti-cancer health!
Before I knew anything about that, I bought them simply because I liked them! Below are a few reasons why I enjoy them! Oh, they keep well in your freezer too!!
A few of my favorite things!
Cape Codder drink
Below is a recipe for a super simple crustless cranberry pie! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
photo from Allrecipes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 inch pie pan.
Combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in the cranberries and the walnuts, and toss to coat. Stir in the butter, beaten eggs, and almond extract. If you are using frozen cranberries, the mixture will be very thick. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice
This little sweetie celebrated her 3rd birthday this week and all she wanted was for her daddy to come back from heaven to play Play-Doh with her for the day. How I wish he could have. The big family celebration will be next week! I can't wait! I love this little girl so much!
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" - Winnie the Pooh
I don't even know where to begin, but I thought I would let all of you wonderful friends know that my beloved Godson & nephew passed away two weeks ago. A poor decision accidentally cost him his life. Our family is devastated, we will never recover from our loss, but we will learn to live with our loss.
Billy & I at a birthday party
My nephew was 29, and a father of two. Billy had a fantastic hug, smoochy kisses, a great smile and an equally great sense of humor. Billy loved spending time with his children, camping, fishing, body surfing at the beach, going to sporting events, especially watching his son play football, and he loved sharing "gold-fish" with his baby.
Please keep our family, my nephew and my nephew's children in your thoughts and prayers. His children are only 9 & 3 (next month). “When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason.” Ernest Hemingway
I have to tell you, I was surprisingly shocked at how good this was! We had a huge family party for 3 of my nieces this past weekend. Two of them are leaving the country, one for medical school, one to teach, and the third niece received her masters degree. I will also tell you that there was only a one cup serving left! This recipe is from Food & Wine. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did!
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon Tabasco (I forgot to add this)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
One 8-pound seedless watermelon, scooped into balls with a
melon baller or cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (10 cups), chilled