Showing posts with label cranberry centerpieces. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cranberry centerpieces. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cranberries: From Decorating to Pancakes!

Happy Cranberry Week!
My mother-in-law uses
cranberries to fill the
bottom part of the vase
of her floral centerpiece.
And I have to say, I
think it is just beautiful.
This picture is from
as I forgot to take one of
my mother-in-law's arrangement,
but it is equally as pretty.

And now for the recipe:
This is one of those dishes that came out of an experiment.
The experiment being an answer to the daily question: how
can I get the dudes to eat a healthy breakfast? And of course
the answer is sometimes you just have to sneak the good stuff
into the mix.
Thus, I made pancakes with vanilla yogurt chips (they thought
they were white chocolate and really why would I tell them
differently?) and dried cranberries. Surprise, surprise!
They loved them and I was delighted because cranberries
are full of Vitamin C and a host of other nutrients which fight
heart disease, cancer, urinary tract infections, gum disease
and even ulcers . Quite the powerful little berry, no?

Cranberry-Vanilla Yogurt Chip Pancakes


1 cup organic flour
2 tspns baking powder
1 tblspn sugar
1 cup milk
1 slightly beaten egg
2 tblspns vegetable oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt chips

Sift the dry ingredients together, making a well in the center. In a
smaller bowl, combine the milk, egg and oil together and then add it
to the dry ingredients. Mix together until moist (it should be lumpy).
Add yogurt chips and dried cranberries. Cook on a greased griddle
at med to med-high heat (2-3 minutes per side) until pancakes are
golden brown on both sides. Yum!

Congrats to Janel G for winning the cheesecake! Keep those ideas
coming for our next Iron Chef cooking week and you can win a
cheesecake, too! And really, who doesn't love cheesecake?

Jenn McKinlay
March 2010
(Available for pre-order)

aka Lucy Lawrence
Sept 2009
(Available now)

April 2010
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