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Are You Drowning in Pumpkin Puree? ;-)

how do you fix a broken pumpkin?

I JUST PUMPKIN, ANYTHING (pies, cookies, soups, muffins)… ! 😉

And this time of year, it seems like there are pumpkins and pumpkin recipes everywhere.

Last week, I was looking for a new recipe for a muffin that would include not only pumpkin, but dried cranberries and pecans too.

I found this oh so yummy one over at the Betty Crocker site for:

 Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins   (click for recipe)

They turned out great. A lovely dense but moist texture, flavorful and  colorful too.

A couple of tweaks:

I did cut back a bit on the sugar, used unbleached flour and added a dash of cloves and nutmeg to the dry mix too.

If you like pumpkin muffins, you’re going to ♥ these

Any fav pumpkin recipes (sweet or savory) to share? Please do. IMO, there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin….and it’s so good for us too!

Happy Cooking and Baking! 🙂

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Crazy about Cranberries!

***When I think about Christmas foods, cranberries are close to the top of my favs for this  festive time of year. ***

Hope you enjoy this reblog that features a yummy alternative for traditional fruitcake.

A beautiful loaf, brimming with the flavours of cranberries and Mandarin oranges.

Happy Baking and Week!  :<)

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

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 I really do love cranberries! And for so many reasons. 😉

Their unique taste,beautiful deep red color, nutritional value, even their shiny, glossy texture! The interesting way they are grown and harvested.

And of course, their special significance at Christmas and all the memories that enjoying cranberries over the years, conjures up. 🙂

My blog-bud Caroline Brown over at Earth Friendly Gardeninghas graciously agreed to do a co-post (new blog word???LOL) on cranberries.

I’m providing a  cranberry loaf recipe (see end of this post)and Caroline shares her wisdom on this fall fav. fruit in this archive post from:

Earth Friendly gardening

Cranberry Mandarin Christmas Loaf

I know I’ve learned a thing or two about cranberries, reading Caroline’s post. 😉

I hope you enjoy reading these interesting facts about this beautiful berry and do give the Cranberry Mandarin Christmas Loaf recipe a try too.

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Hate Fruitcake? Here’s a Yummy Alternative.

I am NOT a fan of fruitcake, never have been, never will be. 😉

But this time of year, it is nice to have some fruit loaves on hand for guests, especially when they stop by  unexpectedly. Loaves can be stored wrapped in the fridge (some also freeze well) for at least a couple of weeks, without losing flavour or their texture being affected.

This loaf is from my cookbook: Cranberry Mandarin Christmas Loaf  and it’s been a popular recipe since: Not Just for Vegetarians first came out. Lush with fresh cranberries, pecans or walnuts and mandarin orange juice and zest. And not too sweet either, just right!

Not only does it taste delish but the aroma when it’s baking just says Christmas!

I hope you enjoy the recipe soon.

Happy Baking and Happy Holidays. 🙂