Homemade Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce with pears | No refined sugar

Homemade cranberry sauce recipes frequently call for full cups of sugar so you wind up making more of a super sweet jam than a sauce that tastes like the fruit you used. I much prefer to taste the ingredients I went to the trouble of preparing. The tartness of cranberries provides an essential juxtaposition to the heavy richness in the rest…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Gorgonzola & Cranberry

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Gorgonzola & Cranberry are a stunning side dish. Easy, healthy and so flavorful! Make this recipe your signature holiday dish. Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated…

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Cranberry Pear Crisp with Whiskey and Cardamom

Cranberry pear crisp a hearty fruit crisp to keep you warm and cozy through the winter. Also makes a great breakfast with yogurt. The night before Thanksgiving, I set out to make a light dessert option for the holiday. Nothing too ostentatious, just a simple and seasonal pear crisp. But, baking was the last item on my very long list of…

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is one of our family’s favorite breakfasts for fall weekends. Compared to our usual stove-top breakfast oats, the extra step of baking the oats with a crumble topping makes pumpkin pie oatmeal feel really special. It is a warm cozy treat for shoppers who braved the chilly early morning sales. Or, enjoy a bowl while lounging in…

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