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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We have a winner! (+ Cranberries!)

Congrats to Barbicide43 of the blog SweetBee/43!!! you have won the book give-away! I just need your e-mail address so I can have the publisher contact you. THANKS to everyone who participated....

 I love to cook the Thanksgiving day meal..and this year I am preparing the turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh baked onion rolls, and 2 kinds of cranberry sauce. I always make plain cranberry sauce---as a child in Alaska we always picked wild lingonberries for our cranberry sauce--so I prefer home made cranberry sauce. In addition to the traditional cranberry sauce I also make my own very own Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce---which is always a hit.

Here is my recipe for:

Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce

 4 cups fresh cranberries
1 orange
a handful of crystalized or candied ginger
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar

Chop the candied ginger into small pieces. Grate the orange (make zest) and then peel the orange and chop the pulp. Put all ingredients into a pan and cook until the berries pop and everything is cooked together about 1/2 hour? ---taste and add more sugar if you like your sauce sweeter.

Sauce will still be somewhat runny but that is ok. Pour sauce into serving dish and chill and it will set up nicely. Serve with turkey and trimmings...yum!

optional: you can add raisens, chopped pecans, and spices like cinnamon and cloves, but I prefer the above combo ;-)

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