Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Big Batch Cranberry Liqueur

I have made Cranberry Liqueur before and it is wonderful. So good in fact it seemed like a good idea to make a big batch version, so here goes......this makes plenty. Some for you and some to share.


Big Batch Cranberry Liqueur
adapted from:  this original post

2 c water
3 c sugar
2 oranges
2 10oz bags of cranberries
1 fifth vodka

Bring water to a boil, add sugar. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Zest the orange rind, squeeze the juice.

Chop the cranberries.

Combine, orange zest, juice, chopped cranberries and the syrup. Stir well, add vodka, stir again.

Place in a large glass jar. Stir everyday for 3 weeks.

Strain through a fine mesh strainer, retain the spent cranberry mixture, it is delicious to use in recipes.

Decant the liqueur into a bottle, then all you have to do is enjoy!

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recipe rating: Oh yes, will make again!





Onion Gratin, a festive foods rewind

During the next few days, I will share some delicious recipes that are perfect for the upcoming holiday gatherings that may occur at your home with family and friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This was originally posted September 4, 2010.



If you like onions, you will enjoy this simple yet delicious dish.

Onion Gratin
By the seat of my pants
400 degree oven

2 or 3 large onions, sliced about 1/2 inch thick, you can ring out or leave in a solid slice
olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 C dry bread crumbs
1/2 - 3/4 C Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper


Cover the bottom of a large lidded pan with a thin layer of olive oil. Add onions, then season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with a layer of dry bread crumbs, then the Parmesan cheese. Bake covered for 20 minutes, then remove cover and bake an additional 20-30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Note:  The onions will not be completely cook, they will be crisp tender. If you want completely cooked onions, bake the sliced onions for 30 minutes covered, then continue as directed.

Serves 6-8

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