Cranberry Sauce

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I have had this recipe for about 15 years, taken out of a newspaper. It originates from a restaurant called Pasta & Co, and they sell it by the pound! I have made some modifications over the years

Cranberry Sauce

1 12 oz bag of Cranberries, ( sorted, washed, picked over )
3/4 c Dried Sour Cherries ( Sometimes these are very hard to find and I have used Crasins )
1/3 c Sugar
2/3 c Red Current Jelly ( this can be hard to find if you don’t make your own, I have used several types of “red” jellies with great results )
2/3 c Water
1/4 Dark Rum

In a large sauce pan place cranberries, sour cherries, sugar, jelly and water. Over low heat simmer stirring occasionally about 15 minutes until the berries have popped. Remove from heat stir in Rum.  Refrigerate over night and serve at room temperature. Excellent over ice cream, crepes and waffles!

 

I can this in a water bath canner according to the blue ball book recipe :)

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Fresh Basil Pesto– Yum!!

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I had to do something with all that basil. This recipe so far is my favorite, and there is so much you can do with pesto!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

* note if it gets too dry, add olive oil sooner!

Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.

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Iced Coffee

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I have tried for years to find a great iced coffee recipe…. well I found this last year and love it! as some of you  know coffee is should be on the food pyramid for me!

First Any old coffee you have at the end of the day save and put into ice cube trays and freeze!

Yummy Iced Coffee

Yummy Iced Coffee

This recipe is for a Iced mocha… adjust as your tastes go!

2-3 tbl of Chocolate syrup
2-3 tbl cream
Cool or cold coffee
Tall glass!

Put chocolate and cream in the bottom of the glass. stir well. Fill up glass with Coffee ice cubes and then pour in the cooled coffee to the top..stir and enjoy! EASY yummy!

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