Archives: Winter

Butternut Squash Soup

October 9, 2017 | By andrea | Comments Off on Butternut Squash Soup | Filed in: Autumn, Soup/Stew, Thanksgiving, Winter.

October here in Portland can be a mixed bag of weather changes. One day the sun is out and we’re blessed with Indian summer warmth. The next day may bring overcast skies and rain showers. Some days we even get to experience a potpourri of all that: sun, clouds, rain, fog. Yes, the weather here is fickle…some might • Read More »

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Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

November 26, 2014 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter.

I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated • Read More »

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Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts

November 17, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Winter.

If you’re looking for a creative stuffing/dressing recipe for this holiday season, you’ll want to give this one a try. I had never tried rice stuffing before and was intrigued by the list of ingredients in this recipe from best-selling author Debbie Macomber: crunchy water chestnuts, toasted hazelnuts, tart apples, and sweet raisins. Hazelnuts (filberts) are grown • Read More »

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Cranberry-Orange Sauce

December 14, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Thanksgiving, Winter.

Next time you need cranberry sauce, I urge you to make your own. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but you can jazz it up and make it more exciting than the humdrum store-bought variety. In this recipe, I love the addition of fragrant orange zest and orange liqueur…very tasty!  Cranberry-Orange Sauce    -recipe from • Read More »

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