Showing posts from November, 2013

Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce for the Slow Cooker

A reader recipe! What first attracted me to this recipe: the convenience of cooking whole cranberry sauce in a slow cooker. What keeps me coming back: it fills the house with a sweet aroma of cranberries, fresh ginger and orange zest! More good news: this easy cranberry sauce may be sweetened with either maple syrup (my favorite natural sweetener) or regular sugar. It works beautifully!

Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for Thanksgiving and Winter's Cranberry Season. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free. Great for Meal Prep.

Homemade Butterhorns
My Iowa Grandmother’s Recipe

My Iowa grandmother's recipe for Homemade Butterhorns – some people call them Thanksgiving Crescent Rolls, yes? – made with a rich yeast dough shaped in the familiar "cornucopia" shapes that so suit a Thanksgiving table. I like baking a mix of "mini" Homemade Butterhorns for Thanksgiving dinner and larger rolls for after-dinner turkey sandwiches! Plus, my thoughts on the book "Bread Matters" – it's up-ended many of my"truths" about bread-baking. So here’s my Big Question: What is Truth, anyway? (A Small but Pertinent Question: What in heck does truth have to do with Homemade Butterhorns? Read on.) Once upon a time, I minored in Economics. I even considered graduate school – until someone said I would “re-learn” four years of hard slogging. In Economics, there was no Truth, you see. And then my book club read the wonderful The Sparrow by author Maria Doria Russell. Oh! we were so certain we understood the “truth” of the story – until we r…