Grape Cranberry Sauce

Grape Cranberry Sauce

When I think of fall I think of warm flavors. Pumpkin and allspice, apples and cinnamon, turkey and gravy combinations. Of course if you’re having turkey you need cranberry sauce.
Grape Cranberry Sauce bowls
I love all kinds of cranberry sauce. I even eat the canned kind all year when fresh cranberries aren’t available or if I run out of frozen ones. Given a choice I make this grape cranberry version. The tart cranberries are balanced with the sweetness of grapes, sugar and heat of a bit of cloves.
Add a splash of sherry and you have an irresistible condiment. I’m terrible, I know, I can eat this by the bowlful!
Grape Cranberry sauce dishes
It is an easy sauce to make but so flavorful. Your guests will surely want the recipe. No problem, here it is!

Grape Cranberry Sauce

Grape Cranberry Sauce #AutumnHarvestDinner


  • 1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves


  1. Add all ingredients into a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil about 15 minutes,stirring continuously until most of the berries pop and sauce thickens.
  2. Cool at room temperature then chill at least 2 hours to thicken.
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Smoky Paprika Garlic Fries #RecipeReDux

Smoky Paprika Garlic Fries
Welcome! It is time for another Recipe ReDux challenge!

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The Recipe ReDux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians,The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (ofReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

October Challenge:
Spooky Spices: You know they are lurking there: Way in the back of your spice drawer. There lie the herbs, spices, or rubs that are getting dusty because you’re afraid to use them… you simply don’t know what to do with them! Well, pull them out and show us a recipe you created to deliciously conquer that fearful spice. (Or maybe the recipe was a flop – and the spice still give you nightmares?!)
Experimenting with smoked varieties of my favorite seasonings and salts is fun but a little scary. Too much smoke can ruin your meal.
I chose to make oven fries with smoked paprika and garlic salt. The paprika adds a deep, red hue and light smoky taste. I covered all my bases. Red smoky heat meets the protection of garlic.
There won’t be any vampires around here tonight!
A light coating of oil is all that you need. I use cooking spray for less oil and more even coating.
A serving of potatoes with the skins on delivers potassium, iron, Vitamin C, B-6 and fiber. Paprika adds extra vitamin A, E, B-6 and capsaicin.

Smoky Paprika Garlic Fries (550x550)

Smoky Paprika Garlic Fries


  • 2 large Idaho baking potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic salt
  • cooking spray


  1. Wash then cut potatoes into 1/2-inch strips. Place potato pieces in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Spray liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Dust fries with paprika. Smooth over entire fry.
  3. Sprinkle with garlic salt.
  4. Bake at 350, for about 15 to 20 minutes until a crust forms and potatoes brown. Flip fries about halfway through.
  5. Serve alone or with chili sauce.
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Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti #SundaySupper

Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti
What comes to mind when you hear the term, “Budget Friendly Dishes”? Discount produce? Reworked leftovers?
What’s great about budget-friendly meals is that you can do something like cook a large chicken or turkey and make many meals. You can choose tougher cuts of meat, which are usually less expensive and make wonderful soups and stews.
Smart buying when items are in season, bulk buying and making your own sauces are great ways to save.
How about a wholesome pasta meal with a less expensive protein. Chicken Meatballs and spaghetti fit the bill nicely. Fresh tomato sauce rounds out the flavor.

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This budget friendly dishes event is co-hosted by T.R. of Gluten Free Crumbley and David of Cooking Chat. Thanks guys!

Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried celery flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • sauce
  • 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • cooking spray


  1. Mix together mix together chicken, onion, garlic, celery flakes, cheese, salt, pepper and just enough breadcrumbs to hold it together. Roll into individual balls.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Roll meatballs lightly to coat. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, turning meatballs several times to completely brown and thoroughly cooked.
  4. sauce
  5. While meatballs are cooking, Add all sauce ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until vegetables soften about 15 minutes.
  6. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer for about an additional 15 minutes.
  7. While sauce and meatballs cook, prepare spaghetti according to package directions.
  8. Serve.
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