This simple syrup recipe combines whole cranberries with lemon and ginger for making batches of holiday cocktails and mocktails. Just mix with your favorite liquor, sparkling wine or sparkling water . It also provides a festive garnish of sugared lemon peel and whole cranberries, so you're ready for your holiday party.
Smoked and salted nuts are the perfect pairing for a holiday cocktail. I adore almonds, but feel free to use walnuts, pecans, cashews or a combination for an easy, make-ahead appetizer. I’ve tried them all and they’re addictive–so much that you may want to make an extra batch. This recipe is easily doubled and makes a sweet holiday gift, too.
Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
Homemade Cranberry Sauce without a Recipe
Here's the basic method for preparing your own cranberry sauce. It's super-easy and cooks up in minutes, so you'll be ahead of the game. It will be the best!
This savory galette is a great way to turn winter squash into supper. Since you don't have to transfer the dough into a pie plate or make neat edges, it's a great way to practice working with pie dough. Serve this galette as a vegetarian main or side dish or as an appetizer for a celebratory meal.
This is the method I use to make a batch of mashed potatoes for my family. It can be increased by any measure. The trick, I learned from a potato farmer, is to use the starchiest potatoes and to be liberal with the butter. Once they're mashed, you can hold the potatoes in a bowl over a double boiler for hours to keep them warm.
A quintessential winter salad, this kale quinoa combination makes use of the season’s most available ingredients–including limes, Cara Cara oranges, dates and shaved coconut. This makes a great lunch or light dinner, or bring it to your next potluck.
I adapted this recipe from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book to make a breadbasket variety of one dozen dinner rolls. The dough comes together quickly and makes an easy to handle dough for making shapes. Plan ahead for the two rising times.