Cranberry Oat Banana Bread

Some say holiday foods are filled with gingerbread and cranberries and peppermint. Apparently my holiday recipes center on bananas! It’s not actually that bad. This is just the second banana bread I’ve made in two weeks. This one was a huge hit. James said it was “complex, nuanced, multi-layered, moist and delicious.” What a review!…

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

I know it’s December and it seems like pumpkin is so passé and so November, but pop these in the oven ASAP! These muffins are moist, homey and just plain delicious. The markets still have plenty of pumpkin puree and cranberries on their shelves. They would be perfect for all those guests coming in and…

Cranberry Orange Bread

RALEIGH, N.C. — I’m working from home this week and after a long day of sitting at my parents’ kitchen table on my laptop, I decided it was time to bake. I declared my intentions outloud to my brother who had just woken up (at 12:30 p.m….oh, to be in college), “Don’t you think it…

Cranberry Sauce

Although cranberry sauce is an essential at Thanksgiving, I think we should expand our thinking here and have this item be on the table more than once a year. Let’s be real people, we all love cranberry sauce. I’m not thinking about the kind out of the jar, I’m talking about an easy, delicious and…

Cranberry Smoothie

It’s December but it’s never too cold for a smoothie. Ice cream too is best enjoyed, I think, while sitting inside when it is snowing or really cold. There’s something so cozy about it! So when I had these extra cranberries from Thanksgiving, it seemed so natural to pop ’em in the blender and start…

Apple Cranberry Crisp

I told you I’d have lots of apple recipes for you, and here’s one more! It may look like a funny mass of oats and apples, but it’s actually a heap of pure autumn goodness with a kick of cranberry tartness. We’re a bit appled-out here at the Kotecki Kompound (i.e. our one bedroom apartment),…

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

I realize I did not post any July 4th-related-recipes this weekend, and for that I apologize. I have an excuse though: James and I went on a huge hike in the Shenandoah Mountains. We hiked Old Rag Trail which took all day Saturday. Then we just had to go to a local winery and then…

Walnut Cranberry Chicken Salad

I had a few chicken breast left over after making a chicken caesar salad last night. I needed to find a recipe with the following requirements: low hassle prep and clean-up, few ingredients and tasty (of course). Jackpot! Smitten Kitchen’s chicken salad recipe was just what I was looking for. I had all of ingredients…