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Cranberry Bars

This is my favorite time of year, and it’s also my busiest. Not only because of the holidays…no matter how much I try to get everything organized, somehow I end up having a greater amount of work all around, but I still want to have homemade goodies for my family, part of what I like about this time of year is time in the kitchen with my daughter, especially if I can find a delicious, festive and easy treat. This recipe is just that.

The original recipe calls for fresh cranberries to make the spread, but since we don’t find fresh cranberries in Guatemala, my version uses canned whole cranberry sauce. Make sure you don’t get the jellied cranberry sauce that you slice, I don’t know if that would work. I added a bit more sugar, and let it simmer for a while so it thickens, I also added some orange zest to give it extra flavor.

This is great for coffee, it’s not too sweet and the dough is flaky and it almost melts in your mouth. I guarantee you won’t be able to have just one piece!  To make them a bit more festive, you could use silver-colored sprinkles on top of the melted white chocolate. Use them before the chocolate hardens.

Helga

Cranberry Bar Cookies

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Cranberry-Almond Holiday Rice

December is here, and with it comes unavoidable stress. Everyone’s schedule gets packed with activities and Christmas parties, or what we call convivios, and you want to make it to everything! You also probably want to throw a little convivio yourself and you try to find a date where most of your guest list can make it.  My schedule is specially packed because we have 5 family members’ birthdays during the first two weeks of December.  As much as you try to have a low-key, cozy, at home holiday… it’s impossible, right?

This month, we want to share easy but delicious recipes that you can use for your Christmas party, or holiday meal.  The first, is this cranberry-almond rice which is simple to make, but makes a big impression because of its delicious taste and its color palette.  It’s different from you usual rice dishes because the added cranberries give it a sweetness you don’t expect. Trust The Foodies’ Kitchen, and try this recipe.

Helga

Almond Cranberry Rice
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Foodies Freebie: December 2013 Wallpaper Collection

December is a month full of goodness: family, friends, the closing of a year and the preparation for the next. This is a month were most of us spend plenty of time in the kitchen preparing for both Christmas and New Years dinner, but we love it (we do!): as soon as our guests take that first bite, they see all the cookies, all the goodies set up on the table, kids building their first gingerbread house… We love it!

Today we are sharing our December  2013 Wallpaper Collection with you, featuring some of our favorite ornaments ‘ we love that lil’ gingerbread man! As always all of our desktops are iOS7 and Retina display friendly. Feel free to download them all!

Kitty & Helga

Foodies Freebie: December 2013 Wallpaper Collection - Draft

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