Crazy good spiked cranberry punch!

This was a big hit for my family and friends last Thanksgiving.  Absolutely delicious, not too sweet, and looked really pretty on the table and in people’s hands as they carried them around (though they didn’t get too far before finishing!)

cranberry-apple-whiskey-punchINGREDIENTS

1 pound fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
½ gallon water
½ gallon apple juice, chilled
16 ounce cinnamon whiskey (Fireball) , chilled
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
Fresh apples
Fresh oranges
Additional fresh cranberries  for garnish
Cinnamon sticks for garnish

PREPARATION

1. Combine cranberries, sugar, and water over medium-high heat, and cook until berries are completely soft and “mushy”.  They will “pop” , cook down,  and become soft in about 10 minutes.

2. Strain and set aside to completely cool before adding to the punch.

cranberry-apple-whiskey-punch-and-turket3. Thinly slice the apples and oranges and layer into a punch bowl.  Add cranberry juice, apple juice, and whiskey and stir gently to combine.

4. Pour in bottle of sparkling wine and add some cranberries for an additional colorful garnish.

5. Serve and enjoy!

* Juice, Fireball whiskey, and sparkling wine should be chilled prior to making punch.  To keep punch cold without diluting with ice, freeze apple juice in a ring  or ice cube tray and float in the punch.

The punch went great with my Butterball!

This homemade punch is delicious and could not be easier to make.  As an added bonus, my daughters and I also discovered a new use for our left over bags of cranberries from Christmas and Thanksgiving.  Cooking a bag of cranberries with a half gallon of water and a cup of sugar actually makes an awesome batch of cranberry juice.  Never would have thought about it before making this recipe!!  I bet it would make a nice non-alcoholic punch as well by adding sparkling apple cider and cinnamon sticks.   Looking forward to trying that next!

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New Surprises Every Week over at Flynn Terrace!

Flynn Terrace, 1400 Commerce Way, Attleboro, MA 02703

Heat is on, walls are plastered, trim work is underway, and now the finishes start that will transform these spacious units into beautiful homes!

Hardwoods, tile, cabinets, countertops… there will be a lot going on over the next few of weeks.  These units will go fast once a finished product is available for viewing.  Give a call (508-930-5259), text (508-930-5259), or e-mail jen.mcmorran@verizon.net to schedule a tour through the units to get a feel for layouts and finishes available.  Please do not go unaccompanied as it is still a construction site.  Easy to show with a little notice!

Let me know if you’d like to get on my weekly update list… we currently have Units 24 and 21 under agreement (mid-January closings expected).  Just send a quick e-mail with “Flynn Terrace Update” in subject line to jen.mcmorran@verizon.net and I will add you to my list.

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Great Fall Dessert for a Gluten Free Granny!

Wondering what to feed a gluten free Granny that will also make a Grand Auntie happy?  Well, maybe you haven’t pondered that exact thought, but we had some very special company this weekend and I needed something easy and gluten free to serve for dessert.

Gluten free easy apple delight We still had a bunch of apples to get through so I started with those and thought “hmmm… what about an apple pie without a crust”? Of course, we would need some vanilla bean ice cream to compliment that crustless apple pie.  Then it all just came together. I would  make the apple pie “goo” (filling), put the apple goo over the vanilla bean ice cream, and top it off with some of my homemade granola for crunch.  It was ssssooooo good!!! (and even easier than the previous apple sundae recipe I posted!)

Here is what I did…

5 medium size apples
3-4 Tablespoons butter
3-4 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Homemade Granola
(all of these measurements are estimated, you can certainly adjust according to your taste, maybe add some nutmeg or clove too?)

Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the apples soften and you get some “gooeyness” to your sauce. Put a scoop of vanilla bean in a bowl, followed by a scoop of apple pie sauce, and finally top it off with the granola.

Happy Jen Granny and Grand Mary

Such a perfect end to our fall day in North Attleboro with my favorite in-laws… thanks for coming Granny, Gramp, and Grand Mary!!  Those smiles along with our clean bowls show how much we enjoyed that dessert.

Happy Granny and Jen

A little Vanilla and Cinnamon Baileys was also a nice treat 🙂

Apple Caramel Sundae to finish off your Fall Family Fun day!

apple bowl sundaesHave you had a little Fall Family Fun at a local apple orchard this weekend? 

Are you now looking at all of those apples and wondering how you could possibly get through them all? 

How about an apple caramel sundae using the apple as the your dish? 

Cute, delicious, and pretty easy…

 

Ingredients:
Apples                           Butter (if desired)
Cinnamon                     Vanilla Ice Cream
Sugar                            Caramel sauce (see below)

For some crunch: Granola (see recipe in blog or another favorite), Nuts,
Snyder’s Salted Caramel Pretzel bits (A new favorite!! Savory sweet crunch – umm!)

Directions:
1.  Heat over to 350 degrees.
2.  Hollow up the apples with a corer, melon scoop, or firm metal spoon.
3.  For richer flavor, rub inside of apple with soft butter (make sure to “dry” inside of apple so the butter sticks).  You can also skip this part.
4.  Mix your cinnamon and sugar together (use your own favorite proportions).   Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture inside the apples.
5.  Bake apples for 20 minutes and then let cool.  Once cool, scoop in your favorite vanilla ice cream and pour caramel sauce of them. For a little crunch, top with granola, nuts,  my new favorite pretzel bits, or get creative!

Caramel Recipe:
Ingredients:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup half and half
4 Tablespoons butter
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat  whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until mixtures thickens.  Add the vanilla and cook one more minute to thicken sauce further. Turn off the heat and cool.  (You can store extra sauce in a jar in the refrigerator.  Just microwave for a few seconds to make sauce “saucey” again after refrigerating.)

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