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Simple Homemade Sugared Cranberries Recipe

Bowl of sugared cranberries

Fresh cranberries are a real seasonal treat. Chances are most of us rarely see cranberries in our local supermarket until just before Thanksgiving and ending right around Christmas. Fresh cranberries, unlike blueberries or raspberries, are insanely tart and a tad bitter when raw.  While you could try eating a handful of them, I would not … Read more

Simple Cranberry Barbeque Sauce Recipe

Tri tip with cranberry bbq sauce and basil

I am a huge fan of homemade sauces, and one of my favorites is barbeque sauce. You would not believe how easy it is to make a quality cranberry barbeque sauce at home that will blow the store bought sauce out of the water in just a few minutes on the stove.  We’ll be using … Read more

Easy Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe

Fresh cranberry juice in a glass

I am a huge fan of cranberry juice, so much that we pretty much always have at least one bottle of Cranberry Ocean Spray in the house. I also really love fresh fruit juices and blended drinks.  There are two really kinds of “cranberry juice” out there. The first kind is the one you get … Read more

What Identifies a Cranberry as Ripe?

Ripe red cranberries in a blue bowl

When the holiday season comes around, we see the shelves of our local supermarkets flushed with fresh cranberries. For most of us though, we don’t regularly buy, keep, or cook with cranberries so it can be very hard to tell if they are ripe, or worse off, spoiled. We’ll be going what identifies a cranberry … Read more

How to Clean a Salt Block

Seafood appetizer on a clean salt block

There has recently been a growing trend in the move from plain old table salt to its fancier cousin Himalayan salt. I’m sure you’ve seen it before, the light pink color is pretty unmistakable.  Himalayan salt is often touted for its health benefits and distinct mineral flavor. But what is really impressive is its ability … Read more

How Long Is Cranberry Sauce Good For?

Cranberry sauce on a spoon

Cranberry sauce is a true holiday season staple. But whether you get your cranberry sauce from a can or make it yourself on the stove, many people will be wondering, how long does it last? Quick NavigationHow Long Is Cranberry Sauce Good For?How Long Does Homemade Cranberry Sauce Last?How Long Does Canned Cranberry Sauce Last … Read more

How to Clean Silicone Baking Mats

Christmas sugar cookies on a baking mat

Silicone bakeware has been a fantastic addition to the home cooks tool kit. From spatulas and spoons to molds, tins, and mats these heat resistant non-stick wonders are quickly replacing their metal, plastic, and wooden counterparts.  While buying silicone cookware is easy (just don’t go over 450°F / 230°C with them), cleaning silicone cookware can … Read more

How to Cook Asparagus Quickly

Macro shot of asparagus on a cutting board

I love asparagus, and it is one of my go-to vegetables to pair with chicken or beef. I think there’s just something about asparagus that makes it a little fancier than your everyday vegetable like green beans or peas.  Growing up though, I hated them; however, it wasn’t until much later in life that I … Read more

How to Cook Baked Beans From a Can

A side of baked beans with garlic bread

Baked beans are a childhood classic. Few things spark memories of nostalgia like cooking baked beans over a fire with some hotdogs on a stick. A true staple of the pantry, we always try to have a can or two on hand for a quick side with barbecue and grilled meats.  While the most common … Read more

How to Clean a Peanut Butter Jar

Close up of a peanut butter jar

Assuming you don’t have a nut allergy, who doesn’t love peanut butter? Growing up, I don’t think there was ever a lunch at school where someone wasn’t eating a peanut butter sandwich of sorts. That said, cleaning up peanut butter can be a real task. We’ll be reviewing how to clean out peanut butter jars … Read more