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Cranberry Bars

This recipe was shared by Lyndy.

1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c butter
1 1/2 c vanilla chips
1 1/2 c dried cranberries
1 c coconut
1 c chopped pecans
1 can condensed milk

Mix butter and crumbs and spread into a 9X13 pan.
Mix everything else and spread on top of crust. Bake
@350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

I picked this recipe up years ago, made it once and then forgot about it for a while.  Just after Halloween this year I decided I wanted to make a batch and I’ve made it three times since then.  It disappears nearly as fast as I can get it baked!  I’ve made a couple of slight revisions to the recipe, but the original came from Libby’s.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1  Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2  tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups (15 oz can) pure pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup fresh, frozen, or dried cranberries

Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.  Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla extract, and oil in small mixer bowl and beat until just blended.  Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and stir until just moistened.  Spoon batter into two greased and floured 9×5 inch loaf pans.

Preheat oven to 350.  Bake for 55-60 minutes (I find it takes a little less time) or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 5-10 minutes.  Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

I like to make this in a mini loaf pan (like a cupcake pan but loaf-shaped).  Make recipe as above, then spoon into greased mini loaf pans.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen.

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Apple Salad

This salad is so good!!! I had it at my friend Dana’s house and then I begged her for the recipe.

Apple Salad

1 head Romaine lettuce
1/2 white onion chopped (or sliced)
1 green apple (cut up in bite size pieces)
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ to ½ c. sliced almonds (candied)

(It is best to make it the night before.)
1 cup sugar
¾ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup oil
1 T. fine ground black pepper
½ to ¾ c. parsley chopped fine

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and enjoy!

To candy almonds – Place ¼ c. sugar in a small pan and add the almonds. Heat the almonds on med high. Stir often. You can add a little more sugar if you need to, to cover all almonds. When they are brown, lay out on wax paper to cool. Then add to salad.