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Karl’s Super-Concentrated Fine-Shred Orange and Cranberry Marmalade

My wife, Jan, went to Fresno to visit family and friends just before Christmas. One of her friends orange bombed me with 40 perfectly ripe, 3 inch navel oranges—enough to make almost 20 jars of marmalade. I have already made and given away this year’s Christmas batch. What could I do to use them up without them just sitting on my shelf?

Karl’s Super-Concentrated Fine-Shred Orange and Cranberry Marmalade

Karl’s Super-Concentrated Fine-Shred
Orange and Cranberry Marmalade

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Jan’s Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

Adapted from a Washington’s Green Grocer recipe

What is a Thanksgiving turkey without the sauce? Jan read recently that while many of the ingredients of an American Thanksgiving feast had a New World origin, the culinary aesthetic was definitely Old World.  The serving a tart fruit sauce with greasy roasted meats comes straight from the (European) Middle Ages.

Jan’s Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

Jan’s Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

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Karl’s Cranberry Banana Bran Mini-Muffins

Adapted from a Fiber One recipe

Miriam and Chris have gone off carbohydrates so, of course, they gave us what they did not plan to eat anymore. One thing they gave use is something we would never think to buy for ourselves—Fiber One cereal. I do not generally eat a bowl full of bran rods for breakfast, so Jan looked up a recipe for muffins. Their recipe was too sweet, but I adapted it to our tastes.

Karl’s Cranberry Banana Bran Mini-Muffins

Karl’s Cranberry Banana Bran Mini-Muffins

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Jan’s Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Jan usually makes a cranberry Cumberland sauce for Thanksgiving. This year she thought she would mix it up. She had bought some frozen tart cherry juice for smoothies and she thought it would go well with the tart cranberries.

Jan’s Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Jan’s Cherry Cranberry Sauce

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Jan’s Cranberry Orange Muffins

Adapted from an Anne Burrell recipe

We used to live in the house across the street. The son of the people who moved in suddenly died this week. Jan wanted to bake them some muffins as a mitzvah.

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Jan’s Cranberry Cumberland Sauce

Jan used to make the cranberry Cumberland sauce from the Moosewood Cookbook, but our copy seems to have taken a walk at some point. This year she found something close on My Recipes. Using the ingredients she had on hand and her own preferred technique, it is more of a handshake rather than an adaptation of the recipe she found.

Jan’s Cranberry Cumberland Sauce

Jan’s Cranberry Cumberland Sauce

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Karl’s Weekday Thanksgiving with Dried Cranberry Sauce

Jan really loves turkey and she has been running her legs off at work (literally, yesterday she walked 7 miles back and forth across campus, as recorded by her Fitbit). I decided to surprise her tonight with roasted turkey, stuffing and green beans, but I wanted to keep it to a weekday’s level of effort.

Karl's Weekday Thanksgiving

Karl’s Weekday Thanksgiving

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