Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Thanksgiving recipe

I told you that I wanted to share a few recipes before Thanksgiving with you that are very important around here. Important in the sense that, if I didn't make these, it wouldn't go unnoticed! What I love about all of them is that they are so easy and uncomplicated! :)

I like to bake way more than I like to cook, and one of the things I love baking is for Thanksgiving morning! It is a recipe my husband grew up with, and my mother-in-law shared, so I can make it for my family. :)

Grandma's Secret Cranberry Bread

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup raisins
1 cup fresh/frozen cranberries

Mix dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice at all once. Stir just until mixture is evenly moist. Do not overmix. Fold in raisins and cranberries. Spoon into a greased and floured loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for one hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Enjoy! :)

And yes, it did sink a tad bit in the middle, I am not sure why. I don't think it's ever done that before...but anyway, I will be back tomorrow with a couple more recipes...Sorry that I'm posting these too close to Thanksgiving! It's been SO crazy around here lately, and two out of three of our kids have been sick AGAIN. But thankfully the prescribed medicine for our youngest is working and everyone is back to school! :) But, did I mention that these recipes are also great for Christmas as well? Yep, it's a fact! :)

On a side note, guess what came in the mail? I mean besides bills, advertisements and the like...my first copy of Romantic Homes, my second favorite magazine! (Romantic Country is my first.)

I decided to just subscribe since I always end up buying them all anyway! Then Better Homes and Gardens came (a gift from my mother-in-law) and I am just happy as a clam. There is nothing like fun things in the mail! And now I will have good things to read this Thanksgiving break! :) I just love the front cover of Romantic Homes this month, featuring a beautiful fireplace...

We are still searching for the "right" mantel/surround for our living room. (The mantel we have now is not going to be long enough after we redo the brick around our fireplace.) But we'll keep on looking, and while we do, I can look at pretty pictures like this and dream! :)

Well, I had better go~ tomorrow is going to be a full day! I hope you have a great night! :)


Shell in your Pocket said...

Oh Nest to keep, that looks just wonderful!!! I will print this off!
-sandy toes

Jeni said...

I love cranberry bread! I will give yours a try. Those magazines look like fun! Can wait to see what other recipes you share.

We always tease my mom that she is not a cook...she is a BAKER!

Unknown said...

That looks good! I love Better Homes and Garden. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jenni! Have a wonderful weekend!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Thanks for all the info on the Cricut..I am hoping one of my family members takes a peek at my blog and gets a little idea:)! Hee hee
-sandy toes

The Berry's Patch said...

Another yummy recipe! You talked me into making the No Bake cookies again...they are soooo yummy. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Darlene said...

That sounds like a wonderful recipe! Hope your kiddos get well.

I LOVE magazines too. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Hey Jenni!!!

I love the breat recipe!!! I've been looking for a good recipe for cranberry bread and should have known you'd have one. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh yummy! I always love bread, as does my fam, so this one we will for sure be trying here!
Happy Friday hun!
Hope your turkey day was GREAT and filled with good food and good times!
Hugs, Les

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jenni,
That cranberry bread looks wonderful! Hope your Thanksgiving weekend is a real blessing to you & your family. Hope all your little ones are feeling better soon too.