Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cranberry sauce

This one is totally a cop out. It is barely a recipe and I didn't take a picture. However, it reminded me that I meant for this challenge to be cranberries. I always buy a couple of bag and don't use them. This time, my husband requested "homemade cranberry sauce". We didn't do a formal thanksgiving dinner at home, so this was made the sunday after with a new turkey.

Cranberry sauce

1 bag cranberries
1/2 cup sugar
zest from one orange
juice from one orange

Combine all ingredients and simmer for about 20 minutes until "done".

That is all!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Spiced Apple Pear Butter

Long time, no post. sorry...
I made this recipe from the Whole Foods flier for Spiced Apple Pear Butter. It turned out really good and I've been enjoying it on toast all week. It would also be really good on oatmeal.
My toast fixings:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pumpkin Waffles

Have I mentioned my son Andy? He doesn't really eat anything, especially anything healthy. He likes the P foods: pizza, puffins, and pancakes. Saturday is our pancake day, but we do vary it with waffles. We had an open can of pumpkin one time, so I have been throwing some pumpkin in every now and then. Andy is against the pumpkin, but James and I like it, so we just don't tell him.

I used a recipe from Vegan with a vengence that is similar to this one, but without the yogurt. It make a ton which is good. Andy will eat these for the rest of the week. We did snow waffles, which is a sprinkle of powdered sugar instead of syrup. Andy eats it top down:


James likes it, but not as much as Andy!


This is Mark's plate, not mine. There are 2 major differences between this picture and one that I would take for me. Can you tell what they are?


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies

Or, Honey Sunshine Snack Time Cookies

I had to bring snack for BOTH KIDS last week. The director apologized as I lugged both snack bags out the day before. However, I do think it was better this way. I made one thing for both kids. I had made this recipe before using honey for my sweetner and sunflower seeds as my nut. The schools are nut free, so gotta use the seeds. Honestly, the honey just wasn't sweet enough, so I would either use more or something else. I used maple syrup this time. Much better. Also, the last time I made them, I attempted a vegan version using flaxseed and water egg substitute and well, they turned green in 24 hours. So, yes, sometimes eggs are better. The fruit is apple sauce, which I admit, barely counts for this challenge, but I think this would be a great one with pumpkin.


Oh, and I think the yield is way off. I double the recipe and got exactly 24 cookies.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fruit for November

Sorry this has taken so long. I had a great idea for a challenge, but now can't remember. Instead, post recipes involving fruit. Can be sweet or savory.