Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More + HM #257

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Thanksgiving Food – Recipes and More + HM #257

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Where has this year gone? But the colorful autumn leaves, cool weather, and blustery days tell us it’s true.  So, the gals of Home Matters are bringing you Thanksgiving food. All sorts of recipe ideas, serving ideas, hacks, you name it. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

 

Turkey Shaped Rolls for Thanksgiving from Becky @ The Mamas Girls

 

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves from MaryHome Is Where the Boat Is

 

Thanksgiving Leftovers from KevinCloset Cooking

 

2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

A Low Fat Recipe

 

Last week I needed just a little something as a treat for a birthday gift. I wanted to bake something, but I didn’t want to make a trip to the store. I could have made some yummy Mexican Wedding Cakes, but I was looking for something super fast. Checking my cupboards, I found a box of Krusteaz Fat Free Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix and a partial bag of Chocolate Chips. So, I decided to create these wonderful Low Fat Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins!

 

 

This recipe is quick and easy, and bonus, it uses up those leftover chocolate chips that keep tempting you. All you have to do is follow the directions on the muffin box, toss in your chocolate chips (I had about 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips), mix well, and load up your mini muffin tin.

 

 

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Once out of the oven, I turn my mini muffins out of the pan and onto tea towels in the middle of the table. This was always my kids favorite part when they were young. They’d sit down and pluck the muffins right off the table for breakfast. Serve the muffins with some eggs and yogurt, and you have a healthy and nutritious start to your day.

 

Now, even though a few of these muffins were devoured in our traditional manor. I had to keep it to a minimum–these tiny treats had another future to meet. They were a birthday gift.

So, I grabbed a clear cellophane bag along with some sparkly starred twisty cord and package my Low Fat Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins in festive style.

 

 

Here’s a Printable Recipe, so you don’t forget this fantastic idea!

5 from 1 reviews
Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
 
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Type: Low Fat Muffins
Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Serves: 3 - 4 dozen
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - Krusteaz Fat Free Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix
  • Chocolate Chips - whatever you have leftover in the bag. (I had about 3 Tbs)
  • 1 Cup - Water
Directions:
  1. Follow the instructions from the Muffin Mix Box for Mixing the Batter.
  2. Add Chocolate Chips
  3. Mix well
  4. Spoon into prepared Mini Muffin Tin
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes
Notes
Package these mini muffins to make great little gifts.
3.3.3077

 

 

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Sugared Cranberries And Cranberry Syrup Recipe

One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. #Cranberry #Recipe

 

Sugared Cranberries & Cranberry Syrup Recipe

One Recipe, Two Sweet and Tangy Holiday Treats

 

If there is a fruit that screams Thanksgiving and Christmas, its cranberries. The beautiful red balls of tartness can be used for so many things from foodstuffs to decorating. So, when I ran across this idea for Sugared Cranberries on Pinterest last year, I had to give it a try.

Sugared Cranberries are always a huge hit at our Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers. Of course, the cranberries are set out for snacking, but everyone’s favorite part is the goodie bags. The small cellophane bags filled with Sugared Cranberries and tied with ribbons for my guests to take home. They also received a small Mason jar of Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Yum, yum, yum!

Sugared Cranberries are amazing and they have become a must-have for our Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations. Your family will love them. Give them a try.

 Sugared Cranberries Recipe

All you need for this recipe is Fresh Cranberries, Granulated Sugar, Water, and Ultra-Fine Baker’s Sugar. Do Not skimp-out on this ingredient. Regular sugar will clump and not work well. It is a very simple recipe and takes very little time–minus the steeping time.

 

Add Granulated Sugar to Water in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves and makes a syrup. DO NOT BOIL. Stir in Fresh Cranberries. Transfer berries and syrup to a container, cover, and refrigerate. Let cranberries steep for 8-hours to overnight.

 

After steeping, drain cranberries well. Do Not pat dry. Clinging syrup helps the Ultra-Fine Baker’s Sugar adhere to cranberries. Reserve Cranberry Syrup for later use. Coat cranberries with ultra-fine sugar a few at a time. Place Sugared Cranberries single layer in shallow pans. Shake occasionally to roll cranberries around for even drying. Leave at room temperature for 1-hour or until dry.

CAUTION: Do Not layer or pile cranberries too heavily. They are very delicate and will pop.

These refreshing sweet-tart treats have a nice little pop in your mouth. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

 

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Sugared Cranberries & Cranberry Syrup
 
Sugared Cranberries - A perfect holiday treat. When you make this simple recipe you get the bonus of having Cranberry Syrup leftover.
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups - Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups - Water
  • 2 Cups - Fresh Cranberries
  • 3/4 Cups - Ultra-Fine Baker's Sugar
Directions:
  1. Combine Granulated Sugar and Water in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves, making a syrup. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat.
  3. DO NOT BOIL, or cranberries may pop when added.
  4. Stir in cranberries.
  5. Transfer cranberries and syrup to a container.
  6. Cover and Refrigerate.
  7. Allow cranberries to steep in syrup overnight or at least 8-Hours.
  8. Drain cranberries using a colander or strainer over a bowl. Reserve the syrup.
  9. Pour Ultra-Fine Baker's Sugar into a shallow pan.
  10. Add well-drained Cranberries a few at a time. (Do Not pat dry. Clinging syrup helps adhere sugar to berries.)
  11. Coat cranberries with sugar.
  12. Spread Sugared Cranberries loosely and single in a shallow pan.
  13. Let stand at room temperature for 1 or until dry.
Notes
This recipe is easily doubled or tripled. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
CAUTION: Do Not layer or pile cranberries too heavily. They are very delicate and will pop.

Cranberry Syrup:
Use the cranberry syrup to stir into tea, add to pancakes, muffins, or cakes. Refrigerate in a Mason jar or container for up to 1 month.

Gift Idea:
Place sugared cranberries into small cellophane bags tied with ribbons for a nice gift for your holiday guests.

A Life With Lorelai Recipe 2014 https://lifewithlorelai.com/
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