Time to put away the canned stuff because I’m going to prove to you how easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce! It takes about 5 minutes to make and your turkey we’ll be more than happy to share the spotlight with this delicious sauce!
I usually make mine 1 hour before my turkey is ready, that way, I can use some of the turkey broth that’s in the oven 🙂
1 package of fresh cranberries or a box of frozen cranberries (about 2 cups)
2 green shallots (chopped)
1 tablespoon of butter
1 branch of Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup of white sugar (or more, it’s as you wish really…)
2 tablespoons of orange juice
1/4 cup of turkey broth (basically the good juice that’s lying in the bottom of the roasting pan)
salt & pepper
On low heat add the shallots and the rosemary to the butter. Cook for 1 minute. Add all the other ingredients. Cook for about 5-7 minutes. Your cranberries will burst open and the sauce will become thicker and look like a jam. Once it’s to your liking, reserve.
Let cool before serving
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Well I love my cooking, but sometimes the world just goes to fast and the next thing I know my baby just turned 2, my boyfriend grew a pot belly, the VCR player is passé and grey hairs are growing faster on my skull than poison Ivy on a hot summer day!
So let’s take time to breathe, look around, make contact with the people that we love and be present in our everyday lives.
Here’s a great video on kindness that I absolutely had to share with you. Because let’s face it, the world can only be a better place if we take the time to be kind… 🙂
The video is made by Amy Krouse Rosenthal who is also the author of children’s books and as she puts it grown-up books. Amy also loves to cook, make something out of nothing and make wishes, hmm, we seem to have a lot in common!
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Sometimes I feel as though I was born in the wrong era. In my heart, I’m a 1950’s girl. I love pretty much everything about the 50’s, the music, the dresses, the innocence and…the kitchen’s! But since we haven’t figured out a way to turn back time yet, and no Bill & Ted’s time machine is in sight, I guess I’ll just have to settle on some vintage items such as these GREAT retro aprons!
I LOVE these wonderful aprons by Boojiboo and they have cupcakes and owls on them!
I still can’t get over this christmas inspired one and it’s only 17$! Did you see the beautiful stove in the background!
Jessie Steele has a great selection of retro looking aprons as well, both are 32,95$.
Carolyn’s Kitchen also offers a nice variety of vintage looking aprons but the prices are a bit higher (around 45$)
Regardless, all these aprons are beautiful and they can make a wonderful christmas gift for yourself of a friend that loves to cook 🙂
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Ah, onion soup! It’s so easy to make, I don’t understand why it’s that hard to find a tasty one at a restaurant! For those at home who are still searching for THE onion soup recipe, well here it is, straight from my mother’s cook book, handwritten and all. You can’t say that this recipe isn’t homey, just by the look of it, with all that drizzling cheese, it instantly warms up my heart 🙂
-6 onions (chopped)
-3 tablespoons of butter
-1/2 cup of white wine
-2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
-6 cups of beef broth
-2 Bay leaves
-1 1/2 cups of grated cheese (Cheddar, Gruyère, or Swiss)
-Pain baguette or any bread you like
Melt the butter in a casserole. Cook the onions on medium heat for about 20 minutes (keep an eye on them so that they don’t burn!). Add the wine and reduce 2/3 of it. Add the flour and incorporate the broth, the salt & pepper and the Bay leaves. Cook at a low temperature for about 30 minutes.
Once your soup is done and you’re ready to serve it, heat up your bread in the oven or if it’s sliced you can put it in the toaster.
Take an onion soup bol, or a bowl that goes in the oven (i.e.creuset) and put some grated cheese in the bottom of the bowl. Add the soup but leave some space on top for you bread. Add the bread on top and cover it with cheese, the more the merrier!
Broil in the oven til the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes…
Note: The next day, you can heat up your soup in the micro-wave and repeat the process with the bread & cheese in the oven. It’s a great meal to have after a hard day at work!
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Yes, I know, another Halloween video. But this one was too hilarious for me to keep for myself! For 27,95$ The World’s Largest Gummy Worm is 128 times bigger than your favorite childhood candy!
This treat is great for a Halloween party. Think of it, twenty-six inches of gummy food that is bound to entertain. The gummy worm is 3 pounds, it’s 4000 calories and it’s available in five flavor combinations. Seriously, how could you say no?
Warning: never to give this to your kids, unless you want a bunch of wild banshees running in your living room 🙂
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Now these eggs are great to serve when you have friends over for brunch! They’re easy to make, super tasty and they’re pretty sassy! All you need are eggs, prosciutto, and a muffin tray. The rest is up to you!
1-2 eggs per person
prosciutto (or ham)
1 garlic clove chopped
2 branches of Thyme (about 1 tablespoon)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Heat your oven at 350F.
Next, make your tomato sauce. In a pan, add some olive oil and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, make sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the tomatoes and the Thyme and cook for about 5 minutes until a sauce is formed.
Butter or oil your muffin tray. Line the muffin cups with 1-2 pieces of prosciutto, you basically want them to act as a muffin liner…
Put some tomato sauce in the bottom of each cup. Break an egg into each of the muffin cups. Do this carefully so that you don’t break the yoke. Sprinkle each egg with salt and pepper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the eggs are set but still runny inside.You want the whites to be cooked. If they aren’t cooked to your liking, you can return them to the oven and check every minute.
Serve immediately with a toasty baguette and some extra tomato sauce on the side!
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Well, Halloween is just around the corner and after making all those candy filled goody bags the next thing on my list is arts & crafts. I can’t say that I’m very good at that sort of thing and I make it a point to stay very far away from the sowing machine but these sock zombies are just too easy to make and the video is hilarious!
For more inspiring and creative ideas, visit this great blog: Craftzine.
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