A New Beginning

A New Beginning

You may notice that this is now a skeleton of what the site normally is; I assure you we’ll get back to our glorious ways ASAP! I upgraded to a new server and I’m still trying to figure it all out.

Christmas was lovely here in the Neighborhood! I hosted 11 of my family and friends in our tiny home. The food was wonderful and the company was even better!

Here is something new I tried and boy was it wonderful!

Kat’s Christmas Day Kranberries

On Christmas Eve, pour 2 cups of sugar into about 2 cups of water in a small saucepan – stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Simmer but do not boil (the cranberries do not like hot, hot water and they will pop!). Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of cranberries.


Pour the mixture into a bowl. Don’t look at the berries that popped – my water got too hot!


Cover and refrigerate over-night (or 8 hours).

Before you open presents, drain cranberries over a bowl (save the liquid if you want). Place ¾ of a cup of sugar (superfine if you can find it) in a shallow dish.
Add the cranberries, rolling to coat with sugar.

Place them on a clean dish to dry for 1 hour or spear them with toothpicks and let dry for one hour.


These make great garnishes for cocktails, cider or appetizer trays. The sugar compliments the tartness in a yummy way.


Store them in an air tight container in a cool place for up to a week.


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