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Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

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Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce is not something that I was eating my whole life. My kids did have this sauce every Thanksgiving, for instance. My husband and I learned to enjoy it.

It is one of those dishes that both of us have not grown up with. It was rather strange to me that it was eaten with Thanksgiving Supper.

I must admit, we have never mixed sweet and savory together on one plate. At least not me. Although, cranberries are known well to go phenomenally with meat.

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I am still not able to combine it with my turkey or anything savory. Well, I just take a few tablespoons after a meal like a dessert or a palate cleanser.

It merely does not sit comfortably with my palate to mix it with other foods.

However, when it comes to side dishes, most people will agree that cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner is a must.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

With that being said, I really enjoy the taste, pleasant aroma, tartiness, sweetness and texture of cranberry sauce. Therefore, I have decided this year to develop jellied cranberry sauce.

Many people enjoy canned one, and I must say that it is really hard to replicate that stuff. I have tried it before, of course, many times when we were invited for Thanksgiving. However, we have never served it on our Thanksgiving table.

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My oldest son, Aleks, took upon himself to make his own. For the last 6 years, we have been traditionally hosting Thanksgiving dinners, and Aleks would make his famous cranberry sauce. It is very delicious, and everyone always enjoyed it.

My jellied version is incredible. I was wrangling with the idea if I should share this recipe because it is super easy. However, my blog got an EASY word in the title, so why not share it?

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

I understand that not everyone knows what they are doing in the kitchen. So I want to show future cooks and beginners how easy it is to pick up a pot or skillet and make food yourself.

Most of the time you got to use your instincts and taste buds, rather than sticking to the recipe, you know. Sample or taste the food, feel it, touch it, and see if you like it or not.

Even in my own house, I argue with my kids if something is seasoned enough. To me, it is perfect, but they always add extra salt. We all acquire unique tastes.

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Nevertheless, I hope you like this recipe. It does not take a rocket scientist to make it. Just follow simple guidelines and it will taste amazing.

Besides, you can make it in the glass container and serve it. I just thought it looked delightful when I made it in the large muffin tin. It seemed approachable since most people do have muffin or cupcake tins.

What was I thinking?! Well, In my defense it looked cute and it was not all that hard to take it out. Just dip the bottom in the hot water, take a butter knife and go around, then flip on the platter.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Garnish with extra oranges, fresh cranberries, and pomegranate. Perhaps, a few rosemary sprigs or any other similar herbs.

I made my own sugar cranberries. You just have to boil cranberries in one cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar for 2-3 minutes. Take them out with the slotted spoon.

Allow them to cool down for 5 to 10 minutes, then dip into sugar. That’s it! A simple yet looks so decorative with cranberry sauce.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

If you make my yummy Jellied Cranberry Sauce, this Thanksgiving or the next, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see your creations and share them with everyone.

Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Yield: Makes 3 1/2 cups

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Chill Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 20 minutes

Must have a Thanksgiving side dish!

Ingredients

  • 12-ounce fresh or frozen cranberries, slightly thawed if frozen
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2- 1/4-ounce envelopes of unflavored gelatin (you may use other flavors if you wish)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon allspice seasoning (it is a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg)

Instructions

  1. Bring cranberries, sugar, and water to a boil in a heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until all berries have burst, 6-10 minutes depending on your stove.
  2. Start pouring into a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl and let stand until all juices have drained through about 10 minutes or so. If necessary, press on solids until there is enough juice to measure 3 cups, then discard solids or use them for muffins or similar. If you like it chunky then I would just mash it very well.
  3. Take one cup of drained cranberry juice out then stir together gelatin and let stand about 60 seconds to soften and dissolve. After it dissolves combine it with the rest of the cranberry juice mixture. Mix it well.
  4. Pour cranberry sauce into a lightly oiled mold/s and chill, covered with plastic wrap, until firmly set, at least 10 hours. You may use mason jars, glass containers with the lid or a decorative mold/s.
  5. To unmold, run the tip of a thin, preferably butter knife between the edge of mold and cranberry sauce. Tilt mold sideways and tap the side of the mold against a work surface, turning it, to evenly break the seal and loosen cranberry sauce. You may dip the mold of the container in the hot water to loosen it up on the bottom.
  6. Now, keep mold tilted, invert a platter over mold, then invert cranberry sauce onto a platter. If you are using mason jars, you could get smaller jars and serve each jar per guest as a serving size.

Notes

Cranberry sauce can be refrigerated in the mold for up to 2 days.

If you are low carb, and on a sugar-free diet, please use sugar alternative sweeteners.

If you do not have allspice seasoning, just mix together an equal part of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.

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Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

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Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Turmeric Golden Milk

Turmeric Golden Milk

I might be a bit late in the Turmeric Golden Milk posting game, but I have been drinking this one for a few years now.

Well, I must humbly confess, I do not drink it very often. Nevertheless, when I feel sluggish or need some extra boost, this beverage truly works its magic.

This Indian native warm and cozy beverage is full of marvelous health properties or nutritional benefits to heal your body and soul.

I would recommend one mug before going to bed for the peaceful, anxiety-free, goodnight sleep.

Turmeric Golden Milk

The taste is strong, but not as spicy as you would perhaps expect. It is remarkably relaxing!

With the freezing winter nearing, and in many states and countries already here, this golden tea is a necessity.

To me personally, there is nothing more calming than a cup of hot tea, blanket wrapped around me while I read a good book. Though it may seem strange, that would be my ideal evening.

I collect delicious teas so making my blend is a valuable blessing to me. Naturally, you could mix it to your liking.

Turmeric Golden Milk

Some might find it too strong therefore add slightly less of this and a bit more of that until you achieve what your taste buds like the most.

Why should you drink Golden Milk?

Well, first of all, Golden milk’s ingredients, which are ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric, contain anti-inflammatory properties. So it is absolutely amazing for you.

Also, you must add black pepper. Turmeric combined with black pepper, each has health benefits, due to the compounds curcumin and piperine, increases the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%.

Supporting brain function and improving memory Supporting brain function and improving memory

  • Improving mood
  • Preventing heart disease
  • Protects against oxidative damage and sleep deprivation
  • Lowering blood sugar levels
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Aiding digestion

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Turmeric Golden Milk
Yield: Serves 2

Turmeric Golden Milk

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Healthy, easy and tasty Turmeric Golden Milk Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk coconut milk, or any other dairy/dairy-free milk that fits you the best.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • ½ teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoons cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoons ginger powder
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • Raw honey or maple syrup to taste
  • Additional sweetener if needed; Monk Fruit sweetener, Truvia or use reg. sugar.

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Pour milk into a small saucepan, add coconut oil.
  3. Heat for about 5 minutes over medium-low burner temp., or until just heated through, while adding and stirring in dry ingredients. Incorporate it and keep stirring until smooth in texture.
  4. Make sure not to boil, just slowly simmer until it releases the aroma.
  5. Pour into mugs and drink immediately.

Notes

Alternatively, you can heat the milk, place everything in heat resistant jar with a fitted lid and mix it.

Turmeric Golden Milk

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Chaffles – Low Carb Keto Waffles

Chaffles – Low Carb Keto Waffles

Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles

If you are following a low carb lifestyle, then you probably heard of or made these yummy keto-approved waffles.

What are Chaffles-Low Carb Keto Waffles?

I know, by the name you would never tell what it is. I have no idea who gave the name. So Chaffles are waffles made with only shredded cheese and eggs.

You can add different herbs to enchant the flavor, but that is pretty much it. For the best results, I would have to suggest shredding the cheese yourself.

Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles

You will still have marvelous waffles using pre-shredded cheese, but if you do it yourself it is honestly so much better.

I love making these when I am craving a good sandwich, or when I want to pack my kids a low carb lunch. Above all, they are just so tasty and easy to make, plus you only need 2 ingredients which most of us have in our fridge.

It is so easy to upgrade them like add a bit of almond flour, dash of sugar and vanilla to create a tasty low carb sweet waffles.

Although I prefer these savory over sweet because I’ve seen them and I really do not like the idea.

With that being said I have been testing other keto recipes that are full proof and absolutely amazing. I just don’t know which one to post, chocolate or regular. Ahh! Sweet decisions.

I used my regular size waffle maker, which is just fine. I believe any waffle maker would do. My kids really loved these and my husband asked for more.

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Well, what’s not to like right? As my daughter, Anna, would say, it is a cheesy omelet made in a waffle form. Oh, and so delightful that I am so sure that you guys going to love.

So this is pretty basic keto breakfast or brunch. Bacon, eggs, and cheese. I should’ve made a few sunny side eggs ’cause I would love it with this. However, this was absolutely perfect.

I served it with some sour cream and just for the presentation, I added crumbles of feta cheese. It just looked like it belonged there.

Wouldn’t you agree? I just loved this plate so much. It hit the spot!

Did you guys ever make Chaffles? Please share it with me in the comments.

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Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles
Yield: 2 Servings

Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

the easiest waffles ever with only 2 ingredients needed, everything else is optional.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, mixed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 56g (2oz) Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 56g (2oz) Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Mix eggs, then add dried parsley and ground black pepper.
  2. Shred cheese and add to the eggs, mix well.
  3. Add egg and cheese mixture on to preheated waffle iron and close it.
  4. Depending on your waffle maker, wait until the light turns on.
  5. My waffle maker makes 4 square regular waffles at the time, which in this case is 2 servings.

Notes

You may use any cheese that you prefer. I enjoy this combo, but you can definitely test and see which one you like the best.

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