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Old 01-28-2006, 04:31 PM   #11
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Cranberry Holiday Dip Thing
Preparation Time: 15 minutes



8 oz cream cheese (softened) zest 1 orange 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 c. chopped dried cranberries 1/4 c. chopped pecans


Blend 1st five ingredients w/mixer until well mixed and "fluffy". Stir in cranberries and pecans. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers, bagels etc. Can be rolled into a log or ball and coated with additional chopped pecans before refrigerating for more decorative serving.



Hmmm, I might pour this over the chicken w/o the sugar. Ya think?
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:49 PM   #12
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Not too sweet cranberry comport will be delicious for swedish meatballs, roasted turkey or pork chops!!
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:48 PM   #13
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I hate to be a wet blanket but squishy cranberries should be tossed. If they aren't hard enough to bounce, they are too soft to eat.
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:24 AM   #14
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not necessarily true andy, imo.
i buy bags of cranberries just to let them get a little squishy, or in other words, overripe. my birds won't eat them when they're firm, so i let them go for a coupla weeks, then they love 'em.
some berries do rot, and they have to be chucked, but i tasted a few of the soft but still whole ones, and they were edible, so i've added some sugar, water, and zest and made cranberry sauce. i also put them in stuffing inside a pork loin roast, and it worked out well. i may try dehydrating some into craisins, to see if that works.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:08 AM   #15
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I'm goin' for it and using them, in spite of Andy's caution. Will let ya'll know what happens.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:20 PM   #16
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OK, so here's what I did (I'm tellin' about it whether you are interested or not):

Picked thru the rinsed crans and tossed a few wrinkly blackish ones. Most of them were still bright red, although squishy.

Put two very thick, salt-and-peppered boneless pork chops in the bottom of the crockpot, threw in the cranberries, threw in a can of pineapple rings with their juice, and about a cup of unthawed, chopped green pepper that I conveniently had in the freezer. Also threw in a packet of dry onion soup mix. Set the whole thing on high about 3 hours ago.

Just checked on it, and it's starting to smell pretty good. Added about a coffee cup of water just to make sure I had enough juice going.

Around 6 pm or so, I plan on checking it again. If the meat seems tender, I'm gonna take it out,keep it warm, and reduce the liquid/fruit/peppers in a saucepan to thicken it up, adding a little cornstarch slurry if necessary.

Also making those potato latke waffles mish so kindly provided the recipe for. Had to go out and buy a ricer ($6.99 at Target) and loved the texture it created in the boiled taters. Too late now, but I wish I had added some garlic powder to those.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:44 PM   #17
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The finale:

First, I did not poison us. The crans and other stuff gave a nice flavor to the pork chops, which fell apart into shreds in the crock. It pretty much all turned to goosh (but tasty goosh). Lower heat, less cooking time next go-round, I think.

The tater waffles were also good, but bland, as HH noted as well. Maybe we have a cheap waffle maker, but it took much longer to cook those puppies than regular waffles. Still, a good idea, and one I will refine in the future.

All in all, a not-unsuccessful adventure in the annals of cooking. I am still learning.........
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:54 PM   #18
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my pork sometimes falls apart in the crock too - but like you said, a tasty goosh. glad you enjoyed dinner - it sounded good to me. we went to applebees and i had a burger and fries - yours sounded better.
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:55 PM   #19
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cranberry heaven

i just recently threw them in my slow cooker for my steel cut oatmeal recipe
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:35 PM   #20
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Bienvenue, b94new. I love your idea. Cranberries and oatmeal play so nicely
together.
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