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Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Relish

Recipe by Elizebett Rocha Bento Eslinger This recipe may not settle the debate on canned versus homemade cranberry sauce, but it's likely to be a hit at the Thanksgiving table or as a spread on turkey sandwiches. And it's super quick to make! It has a lovely citrus zing, doesn’t require cooking, and stores well in the fridge for up to a week.  Ingredients 12 oz fresh cranberries zest from 1 medium orange 1 medium orange (washed, peel and pith removed, and cut into chunks) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 dash of salt 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Directions Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape into a serving bowl (or a storage container if...

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Frugality and Chocolate Cake

As a youth, I probably wouldn't have told anyone about my attempt today: to use an almost-expired container of yogurt in a cake recipe. It could have revealed I was "less than" in some way I can't exactly articulate even today. However, the world around me has evolved. Thrifting is trendy and green, and now I'm writing a full blog post about the origins of my frugality and its connection to chocolate cake.

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Making Maple Bars

Making, frying, and eating maple bars inevitably brings up memories of Grandma Eslinger and the family farm. It becomes an event, something to look forward to. It's a time when Justin and I reminisce about our own shared memories, and we begin building new stories together--all from a single doughnut recipe. 

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