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Pork Tenderloin with a Caramelized Onion & Cranberry Compote

Pork Tenderloin that uses a bit of leftover cranberry sauce - amazing taste and quick, easy recipe

If you’re looking for a fun way to use up a bit of leftover Cranberry Sauce, this easy and fast Pork Tenderloin is it. Of course, you can make it anytime but it is perfect for after Thanksgiving when you *may* already have a little Cranberry Sauce on hand. Don’t we all usually have a little, or maybe even a lot? Pin this recipe for after the holiday!

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote
Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion &; Cranberry Compote

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Cranberry Sauce with Apple & Port: Instant Pot or Stove-Top

Cranberry Sauce with Apple & Port: Instant Pot or Stove Top. The apple cuts the cranberry a bit but mostly gives more pectin so this cranberry sauce is very nicely "jellied" but still whole berry sauce. The port makes it earthy!

It seems I’ve hardly gotten past Halloween and now Thanksgiving is looming upon us! And the days go faster every year. Tell me I’m not alone in this! I did want to get a little jump, though, on a couple of recipes that are going to find a place at my table this season.

Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Port Instant Pot or Stove-top
Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Port

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Sour Cherry Compote

Sour Cherry Compote: Rides the line between sweet & savory and has so many uses!

One of my summer/fall favorites is this marvelous Sour Cherry Compote. It’s a little sweet, a little tart and goes so well with so many things. I often make up a batch and can or freeze so I have it to pull out in the winter, too.

Sour Cherry Compote
Sour Cherry Compote

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Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad

This dressing!! OMG!!

AARP. Who knew? I’ve been a proud member, according to my card, since 2015, but looking back I wish I would have signed up earlier.

Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad
Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad

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Cranberry Bread Pudding

Cranberry Bread Pudding - sweet, tart deliciousness! Fantastic recipe.

This is a great little bread pudding recipe that I’ve been making for years and years! At least a dozen or so! I feel sad that I have neglected to post it before, thereby depriving you all of this recipe! 🙂 Seriously, it’s good – very, very good! I almost want to say yummy, but I won’t! 🙂

Cranberry Bread Pudding by Emeril Lagasse
Cranberry Bread Pudding

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Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce

Our Fave Cranberry Sauce - snitched from Bon Appetit. It's baked! Really!

If you’re interested in making the best Cranberry Sauce, ever, one that your family and friends will devour, one that you might actually make more than once a year, try this recipe. Pin it for next year.

Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce, adapted from Bon Appetit
Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce, adapted from Bon Appetit

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roast

Are you like me? When you’re waiting at an office or for an appointment, do you read all the food magazines first? And if there aren’t any, do you read others from the back to front because the recipes are in the back? That’s exactly how I came across this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens* for Stuffed Chicken Roast. I practically drooled over it! I was obsessed – I knew I had to make it!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roast - filled with cheese, spinach, port cherries
Stuffed Chicken Roast – photo from Better Homes & Gardens

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Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw with Cranberries, Mint & Honey

This Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw practically screams fall – punctuated with sweet-tart chewy dried cranberries, a little extra crunch from the almonds and a zing from the cumin and mint, it really leans more towards Moroccan cuisine than Mexican or Asian or “good ‘ol” American like some of my other slaws. The flavors, though, adapt to a number of cuisines!

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Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries & Toasted Nuts

One of my favorite chicken salads (and I have several, just follow the tag chicken salad at the bottom of the page) is this one with dried cherries & pecans. Served over a salad in the winter, it’s festive; the dark cherries pop against the green, and it’s always fantastic in a sandwich.

chicken salad dried cherries
Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with a Rhubarb Cranberry Compote . about $6.50

When spring comes, I can’t wait for Rhubarb. While I grew up eating Rhubarb mostly in things like pies and cobbler’s (the settlers referred to rhubarb as “pie plant”) I also loved Rhubarb sauce. The sauce in this recipe, though? Definitely not your Grandma’s (or my Grandma’s) Rhubarb Sauce.

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Cranberry Chutney.
Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Cranberry Chutney.

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