Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Upside Down Cranberry Cake

I have always found upside down pineapple cake to be too sweet. But with cranberries, this cake had a nice balance of sweet and tart.

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Upside Down Cranberry Cake

For the topping
1 stick of butter
1.5 cups brown sugar
3 cups of fresh cranberries

For the cake
Yellow cake mix and all the accouterments you need
Zest of one lemon


Preheat the oven to 350.

Melt the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan until it is all melted.

Pour the buttery goodness into the bottom of a really well greased 9 X 13 cake pan. Add the cranberries.

Make your cake mix (chastise me if you want, but I can get cake mix for 13 cents) and add the lemon zest. Pour over the cranberry butter stuff in the pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Flip it over onto a serving dish. This is not hard if you greased your pan well.

The kidlet did not like the "raisins" because they were too chewy and sour.

Lasted about four days after Thanksgiving.

Makes a nice breakfast with yogurt.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The last of the turkey

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The last of the turkey went into noodle bowls.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A different Thanksgiving

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This year we did something different. We had a seafood feast with oysters, clams and some lobsters.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cranberry Apple Casserole

I posted about this last year but it merits a looky loo. This casserole is delicious.

This recipe came from my late grandmother in law. I doubled it here. I love this because it is like a dessert in the middle of a meal.

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Cranberry Apple Casserole
12 ounce bag of cranberries
3 granny smith apples, chopped into cranberry sized pieces
1 cup of white sugar

1 stick of butter melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup of flour
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven at 350. Combine the first three ingredients in a buttered casserole.

Combine the next five ingredients and put on top of the cranberry mixture. Bake for about 45 minutes until it is bubbly and the topping is brown.

Can be served at room temperature.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Volunteer Watermelon

We were excited when we picked this watermelon that just showed up in the garden.
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But it was not good.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cottage Pie

When it gets cool, all you want is mashed potatoes with cheese.

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