• Cranberry Walnut Cake
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    Cranberry Cake Recipe

    This is a very good cranberry cake recipe. I especially like that it is not overly sweet. That fact makes sweet whipped cream or ice cream the perfect sides. Not only is this tasty, it’s super easy! Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups fresh cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon almond extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease/butter a 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…

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    Creamy Baked Acorn Squash

    This is a very tasty and easy recipe for baked acorn squash. I will make only one change when making it again. I’ll add a pat of butter to each acorn squash along with the cream. Recipe: 2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise, seeded, and bottoms trimmed to lie flat if necessary salt and pepper 1/4 cup heavy cream 8 sprigs thyme 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese ┬áPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash halves cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Divide cream and thyme among halves. Bake until squash is tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife – 35…

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    Homemade Mulling Spices

    This year family members will receive a gift of homemade mulling spices in hand-crafted tea bags paired with apple cider. Here is the simple recipe: 2 inches of cinnamon stick (not that found in the craft store – see spices in grocery store) 4 cardamon pods 4 black peppercorns 3 whole allspice berries 3 star anise pods 3 whole cloves 2 teaspoons dried orange zest Combine all in a heavy-duty, plastic, zip close bag. Crush the spices with a mallet or heavy object. Divide the spices evenly between 6 ready-to-fill tea bags or sachets. Store in an airtight container, and include the recipe for using in hot cider. NOTES: The…