You must try these candied cranberries baked in the oven and flavored with brandy. I'm not sure where the recipe originated, but my Grandmother used to make it for the holidays, primarily because it was so easy yet still impressive.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
- 1 pound fresh cranberries, picked over, washed, and patted dried
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) brandy
- Additional white granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large baking pan with nonstick foil.
Spread cranberries in a single layer over the bottom of the baking pan and sprinkle with the 2 cups of sugar. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil and bake for 1 hour.
Let cool, then stir in the brandy. Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar and let dry.
Yield: 1 pound candied cranberries
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***Easy holiday recipe***
Brown-Buttered Sugar Snap Peas with Pecans
serves 6 Prep time-10 mins Cook time-10 mins
1 3/4 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
3 tablespoons REAL butter
1/2 cup pecan pieces
Salt & pepper, to taste
In a large saucepan of salted, boiling water, cook the peas until crisp-tender...(about two minutes) Drain.
In a large, HEAVY skillet (cast-iron, preferably...but heavy aluminum will do),heat the butter over medium-high heat until fragrant and golden-brown. (1-3 minutes)
Add the pecan pieces, and cook and stir, until lightly toasted. (2-3 minutes)
Stir in the peas, until heated through...Salt and pepper.
Place on serving dish, and enjoy!!
Exercising is a lifestyle for many people who care about their health and want to be fit. Some people love working out and being active all the time, others make the sacrifice to do so but what counts at the end is that they are all taking care of their organism and that is simply all that matters. Many of these people wonder whether if it is good to combine the strength workout with the Cardio one since they either alternate them or do them the same day. The question here would be: Is it better to mix both exercises or to take specific days for each other?Cardio and strength workouts:
The answer is pretty easy I think. For example, you go and play basketball with your friends and just after it you go to your football practice. Will you play football with the same energy you had when you where playing basketball? Answer is no. Same happens with weight lifting and cardio exercises; you will have less energy on the second one and will lose important exercise. I would definitely say that it is better to alternate workouts and fully concentrate on each of them than to do one the right way and not the other; if you know what I mean; however it is not wrong to complete your strength workout and do some cardio after it just to burn a few more calories.
It is important to know how to exercise in a proportional way so that you look good and fit, if you are working out in a gym ask a trainer to teach you how to use each of the gym machines and get some recommendations, after all they are the experts.
My sister-in-law has this great new oven thingy...it is like a toaster oven, but not...it will cook pretty much anything from sliced bread, to a small chicken, to a frozen dinner.
I want one so badly for the truck!! Unfortunately, we would have to purchase and install a 3500 watt inverter to run it on the truck!
***sigh***There's my wish-list for NEXT Christmas!!! LOL
P.S. I made my candied pecans for Christmas dinner...they were DELISH!!
Happy Holidays to all!!
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