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Turkey Gravy

Ingredients Yields 1 ½ Quarts 4 cups Turkey drippings (or Turkey Stock) Turkey livers and hearts from Turkey 2 large onions minced fine 3 cloves garlic minced fine ½ cup all purpose flour ¼ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons ground sage 2 tablespoons ground pepper 1 tablespoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon onion powder Directions In […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

YIELDS     10 – 12 SERVINGS 8 – 10     MEDIUM SIZED REDSKIN POTATOES (COOKED UNTIL TENDER) 1 CUPS SOUR CREAM 2 CUPS BUTTER 2 TSP SALT 2 TSP BLACK PEPPER 1 TBS GRANULATED GARLIC BOIL POTATOES UNTIL TENDER (SLIDING OFF A BUTTER KNIFE IS A GOOD INDICATOR) STRAIN EXCESS WATER AND PLACE INTO MIXING […]

Carmelized Apples

YEILDS 1 QUARTS 12 APPLES (PEELED AND CORED) 2 CUPS SUGAR ¼ CUP CINNAMON 1 TSP LEMON JUICE PEEL AND CORE 12 GOOD SIZED APPLES. SLICE APPLES INTO THICK WEDGES. IN A LARGE SAUCE PAN COMBINE APPLE WEDGES CINAMON SUGAR AND JUICE. SIMMER ON LOW HEAT UNTIL APPLES RELEASE ENOUGH JUICE TO FORM A THICK […]

Yankee Pot Roast

Ingredients     Yields 8 lbs of Beef • 10 lbs center cut top round with fat cap on • 2 whole onions chopped 1 inch • 3 carrots sliced ¼ inch thick • 2 stalks celery sliced ½ inch • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic • 1 table spoon kosher salt • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper • […]

Smith Island Red Velvet Cake

Cheryl Tull, from the Smith Island Sweet Shoppe in Crisfield, was gracious enough to show us exactly how to recreate the very popular Red Velvet ten layer Smith Island cake that we all know and love. Cheryl grew up on Smith Island and learned to bake from her grandmother. She brings to us – the […]

Creamy Cranberry – Apple Whip

(Makes 2 cups (4 servings)) Made with Cranberry Applesauce, this easy pudding makes an excellent last-minute dessert. 1 cup Cranberry Applesauce (see recipe, above) 1 cup silken tofu 1 Tablespoon finely chopped walnuts or pecans, or grated coconut In a blender or with a hand blender, combine Cranberry Applesauce and silken tofu and blend until […]

Whole Cranberry – Pineapple Sauce

(Makes 3 cups (6 servings)) Pineapples and cranberries pair well together in this non-traditional cranberry sauce which can be flavored with freshly grated ginger or lemon zest. (The zest is the outer peel of a citrus fruit.) 2 cups fresh cranberries One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple 1/2 cup mixed berry or apple juice 1/4 to […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

(Serves 8) Agar, sometimes known as “Vegetarian Jell-O,” makes a tasty holiday treat that young and old alike will enjoy. Agar or agar-agar is flavorless. You can find it in natural foods stores or Asian markets.  Knox sure-jell is also a good choice. 3 1/2 cups cranberry-apple or apple juice 1 1/2 cups cranberries One […]

Cranberry-Apple Cobbler

(Serves 8 to 10) If you’re thinking about a holiday pie, consider making a cobbler instead. There is one fewer crust and much less fat, plus you have the delicious flavor of freshly baked fruit to enjoy! This delicious, sweet-tart dessert even gets raves from those who claim to dislike cranberries! For a Cranberry-Pear Cobbler, […]

Double Cranberry Soda Bread

(Makes 1 loaf (6 servings)) This version of soda bread is a bit sweeter than the traditional Irish soda bread. I like to serve it for brunch or at a get-together with friends. Juice and zest of 1 orange Vanilla rice milk or soymilk to make 1 cup (when added to orange juice) 3 Tablespoons […]

Heavenly Squash, Cranberries, and Rice

(Serves 8) Here the tart cranberries are balanced with the sweetness of caramelized onions, sweet winter squash, and currants. Top this beautiful dish with toasted nuts for special occasions. Try serving this with braised winter greens and warm country cornbread. 2 Tablespoons olive, canola, or light sesame oil 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups) […]

Warming Cranberry-Apple Cider

(Serves 8) As a non-alcoholic beverage to serve guests, this warming cider is a healthy option. 4 to 5 cups fresh cranberries 8 cups apple cider 1/2 cup fruit sweetener or 1/4 cup unrefined sugar (preferably organic) 2 cinnamon sticks 1 orange, sliced into rounds *Special equipment: cheesecloth Combine cranberries with 2 cups apple cider […]

Cranberry Applesauce

(Makes about 2 cups (4 servings)) Traditional cranberry sauce usually calls for a 2:1 ratio of berries to sugar. Adding another sweet fruit such as apples helps cut down on the amount of sugar without compromising the taste. Fruit sweetener, Sucanat, or unrefined organic sugar can be found in natural foods stores. 2 cups peeled […]

Orange-Cranberry “Butter”

(Makes 1 cup) This topping is excellent on hot biscuits or fresh bread. Refrigerated, it will keep for about one week. 2 medium pears or apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 1/2 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/2 cup water 3/4 to 1 cup organic or raw sugar 1 […]

Cream of Crab Soup

from Cheryl Tull Smith ~ Island Sweet Shop CREAM of CRAB SOUP: 1 pound butter 1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup flour 1 qt. half n half milk 1 pt. whipping cream 1 T. old bay salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp. parsley 1 T. sherry cooking wine 1 can cream of celery soup […]

Maryland Crab Cakes

from Cheryl Tull ~ Smith Island Sweet Shop CRAB CAKES: 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning 3 Tab. mayo. 2 tsp. mustard 14 Ritz crackers crushed 1 tsp. sherry cooking wine 1 egg beaten 1 Tab. parsley salt and pepper to taste 1 lb. Maryland crab meat Beat egg first, then add mayo, mustard, salt and […]

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