Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone it is time to get serious about Christmas.  I got a big chunk of my shopping done on CyperMonday!  How about you? One of my favorite holiday activities is our Annual Cookie Baking Day.  I spend a lot of time coming up with just the right menu of cookies.  Being sure flavors are balanced – can’t have all chocolate cookies.  There is always a list of our favorites like Lemon Drops and Snowballs. Each year I always add a few new recipes to [Continue Reading...]

Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa

I have been on a bit of a cranberry craze this fall. First there were those yummy egg nog cranberry white chocolate muffins (which seriously, if you haven’t tried, you really need too!) and then the cranberry pineapple muffins which were so nice and moist.  And then I came up with the yummy cranberry cream cheese bars which were quite delightful!. To be perfectly honest, I don’t think I have ever really cooked or baked with cranberries before.  Beside opening that can of cranberry relish on Thanksgiving, I had never [Continue Reading...]

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

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This recipe is a little late for Thanksgiving this year but it is just in time for the upcoming holiday baking season. We are kicking off with a good one.  Cranberry Cheesecake Bars will make a great addition to any holiday party or holiday cookie plate you may be putting together in December.  They are yummy! This recipe is a combination of two of my favorite bar cookie recipes.  The cream cheese layer from my lemon cheesecake bars and the crust and topping from the yummy sour cream apple bars. [Continue Reading...]

Cranberry Brie Pizza

Cranberry Brie Pizza

Appetizers are my favorite part of a meal.  Many times it is an overlooked part of a meal but I love to fix a couple of really good appetizers to have for people to snack on while dinner is finishing up.  It also helps keep the masses under control if dinner is delayed at all! For Thanksgiving Dinner I will be fixing my stand by appetizer – Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Dip   I love this dip and could eat the whole thing myself!! The other appetizer I will be [Continue Reading...]