Cranberry-Orange Smoothie

I usually have a few bags of frozen cranberries in my freezer this time of year. During the holidays, I buy a some extra bags of fresh cranberries and freeze them so I can use them later, for random recipes I come across. Like this Cranberry-Orange Smoothie, which I found at Williams-Sonoma. The cranberry-orange flavors in this smoothie are so good together and I used honey to sweeten it instead of agave nectar, which was used in the original recipe. It has just the right amount of sweetness and if you like cranberries, I’m sure you will love this smoothie!

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is a really good and easy comfort food dish! It’s not only a great hot dish to enjoy on a cold day, but it’s also one of those casseroles you can enjoy any time of the year, since it’s very simple to make. It’s something the whole family is sure to love—after all, who doesn’t like tater tots, right?

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is the first recipe I ever tried for roasting tomatoes several years ago and it’s a good one! But you’ll want to make sure you’ll be home for awhile, because the roasting takes 7 1/2 hours! It’s a great recipe to make on a cold day though, because with all that roasting time, your kitchen will be warm and cozy! You’ll just have to plan ahead a little to give yourself enough time!

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Slow Cooker Plum Sausage and Meatballs

Here’s a recipe to keep in mind for a party, casual gathering, or fun game-watching…and it makes a great snack anytime! These Slow Cooker Plum Sausage and Meatballs are really good and easy to make! The plum jam gives the sauce in this recipe a really good flavor. If you don’t have plum jam, you could substitute apricot jam or apple butter—I’ve read that these have a similar flavor to plum jam.

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Holiday Ritz™ Cracker Toffee

Since the holiday season is still upon us, I made one of my favorite easy-to-make sweet treats—cracker toffee! There are so many things I love about it! In addition to being easy to make, it tastes amazing, and makes a great food gift during the holidays (or any time of the year!).

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