Handcrafted Cheese Dip/Sauce

I came across this recipe in the last issue of Self Reliance magazine, labeled as "Homemade Cheese-Whiz", and worked with it a bit. I'd say what it reminds me of is clean Velveeta dip, minus all the nasty chemical slurry you would be eating. I used co-jack cheese I had on hand, instead of cheddar… Continue reading Handcrafted Cheese Dip/Sauce


Cranberry Scones

Just perfectly sweet, these scones pop with color. Fresh cranberries are used in the recipe, don't swap for dried, you need fresh for the texture and taste. Cranberry Scones Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour (240 grams) ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp fine sea salt ¼ cup… Continue reading Cranberry Scones


Cranberry Bliss Bars

There is nothing redeeming about this recipe. It is a slab of comfort food, for getting through trying times. However, unlike its counterpart at Starbucks, you won't pay a small fortune for a tiny piece. Nope. You get an entire 9x13" pan to indulge in. Well, they do freeze well also, so you can make… Continue reading Cranberry Bliss Bars

Preserving · Recipes

Canned Cranberry Orange Compote

A friend shared this recipe, that they had found on Food In Jars. I had found a 2 pound bag of cranberries for a song, and having already canned cranberry sauce was looking for more ideas. I doubled the recipe because if I am going to can, I want it to be worth my time.… Continue reading Canned Cranberry Orange Compote


Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

Tart and sweet, chewy. This satisfies fall cookie cravings in so many ways. Cranberry Coconut Macaroons Ingredients: 1 cup washed and finely chopped fresh cranberries 14-ounce bag shredded sweetened coconut 2/3 cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp fine sea salt 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 325°. Line… Continue reading Cranberry Coconut Macaroons