Posts Tagged ‘cranberry’

Cranberry Orange Ice Pops

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Cranberry Orange Ice Pop

Cranberry Orange Ice Pop

Cranberry Orange Ice Pops

This month’s Bon Appétit provides a number of various ice pop recipes.  Here is a twist on their Campari-Orange Pop recipe, using cranberry juice in place of the alcoholic Campari, making it kid friendly too.  I suggest using 100% cranberry juice (meaning no other juice or sugar is added), which is a bit tart and puckery, but remember you are adding sugar in the form of syrup and orange juice, so it balances nicely here.
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Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Spice

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Spice

Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Spice

The toasted spices and ginger in this cranberry sauce add a subtle, warm kick and offer a unique twist to regular cranberry sauce.  I highly recommend using the whole spices, toasting them, and then grinding them fresh.
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Cranberry Beans

Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Cooked Cranberry Beans

Cooked Cranberry Beans

Dried beans are one of the cheapest sources of protein.  One pound of dried beans will yield 5-6 cups of cooked beans, enough for about 10-12 servings.  They are great for a crowd or for leftovers.  Cooking a small or large amount takes the same amount of time and effort.  Even though you need to plan ahead, most of the bean cooking (and soaking) requires little to no attention, so it is also very easy.

I use to think beans were bland, but as long as you season them they will have amazing flavor.  It is also worth spending a little more money on higher quality heirloom beans, like Rancho Gordo, which will have more flavor (and still end up costing about the same price as canned beans for the same amount).  Beans are a great base to use with any seasonings and spices.  Here is a general recipe for cooking beans to get you started.  Adding different spices will change the flavor.
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