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Cinnamon Sugar Blend

Cinnamon Sugar Blend

A very good thing to have ready to use is a nice Cinnamon Sugar Blend. I have been making this Cinnamon Sugar Blend for years to have as one of my favorite pantry staples. Some of my favorite dishes to use this on are  oatmeal, some buttered toast, rice pudding, in coffee, or on top of the foam on cappuccino.  Use it on anything you want to add a hint of sweetness to.     I alway keep this near my coffee pot for a quick flavor boost when I don’t want just plain coffee.For the record I haven’t sweetened my coffee with anything in many years but this cinnamon sugar blend I enjoy once in a while.     When I brew some cappuccino at home sometimes I do a light sprinkling of this on top of the foamed milk.     Cinnamon Sugar Blend Recipe 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon Preparation In a bowl add sugar and ground cinnamon. Blend well.  Great to keep on hand. Store in an airtight container. For a shaker:  Save a spice bottle  that is finished, remove the label, thoroughly wash and dry before adding the cinnamon sugar mix.  Have

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Apple Lovin’ Cranberry Compote

Apple Lovin’ Cranberry Compote

Love the autumn and the newly harvested apples, cranberries, pumpkins and other fall-harvested ingredients. One of my favorite recipes combines apple, cranberries, and cinnamon with either apple juice or cider.  Lovely combination of flavors! Think fall you not only think back to school, Halloween and football but new crop of apples, pumpkins and cranberries.  Three of of my favorite foods. 🍎 A lovely condiment to serve with chops, chicken, turkey or other poultry. Don’t be afraid to experiment when you cook, that’s how new recipes have always been created! For more cranberry compote recipes click here.  whole cranberries ready to cook     Granny Smith Apples Apple Lovin’ Cranberry Compote 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup apple juice or cider 1 cup sugar 1 medium to large granny smith apple Cinnamon sticks 14 oz fresh whole cranberries (or frozen not defrosted) 1 cinnamon stick Preparation Peel and chop the apple into roughly chopped chunks. These chunks will break down during cooking but smaller chop works best. It is fine to have some pieces larger so they show in the finished product. Into a saucepan bring the juice or cider, cinnamon stick and sugar to a boil.  Add the cranberries, apples to pot and stir.

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Warm Hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bowls

Warm Hearty Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bowls

I think fall and I think what can I make with pumpkin A hearty healthy breakfast in the fall needs some additional fall ingredients such as pumpkin. Two of my favorite things about fall….the brilliant leaves against sunny gray skies….and the classic fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, the new fresh crop of apples, and cranberries.  Just makes me think cozy fires and hanging around with friends and family. It’s fun for me just seeing what’s in the kitchen and experimenting with new flavor profiles.  This is one of those recipes with things always in the pantry but a new combo to please the palate.  Super simple, easy and quick…all things you love for a weekday morning recipe. One of my prerequisites creating a new recipe is nutritional value.  If we fill with food lacking what our body needs, we will wind up eating more later because our body isn’t satisfied and that promotes overweight.  The addition of the pumpkin in this recipe boosted our daily intake of Vitamin A, C, iron, B6. and magnesium. Just one cup of pumpkin is 197% of the Vitamin A which we require daily but only 30 calories.   That’s a win-win food: tasty and healthy!   Warm

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