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Holiday Idea: Bourbon and White Wine Cranberry Sauce

  I posted this last year and it's on our agenda for this year, too. Bourbon, white wine and molasses make for cranberry sauce that you just won't find on the store shelves. You put so much effort into that turkey and the stuffing. Why not top it off with an exceptional cranberry treat? Cranberry…

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Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so central to my life. Ah, salmon. We had it alder smoked year…

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Bourbon and White Wine Cranberry Sauce

  Cranberry sauce? Wait, put down the can opener. You can make your own, your very own and very much better. You'll be using fresh cranberries. That can of sauce was made months ago, maybe even last year. This quick, easy recipe will give you a sense of pride. It’s so better to “make” your Thanksgiving spread…

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Blackberry Sauce from The Cast Iron Skillet

  This recipe, from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, displays the skills and Seattle-terroir of authors Sharon Kramis, Julie Kramis Hearne and Charity Burggraff. I blogged a full recipe earlier, this sauce with a fennel-seared pork loin. It was sumptuous, but I admit to falling love with the sauce. God forbid I suggest it replace…

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