Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cranberry Almond Pound Cake


2 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. + 2 T. unsalted butter
3 t. almond extract
6 eggs
1 c. sour cream 
1/4 c. water
3 c. self  rising flour
2 c. dried cranberries

1/2 cup almond slices

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and butter and flour 2 loaf pans

Mix sugar, butter and almond extract. Add eggs and sour cream, mix well. Mix in water. Add flour and mix well. Fold in cranberries, almond slices.   Pour the batter into both buttered pans and bake both at 325 for 1 hour or more. Test with a toothpick. Rest for a few minutes in the pan before inverting and cooling on rack

For Frosting:
1/4 cup butter softened
4 oz.cream cheese softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar (or more to make it thick enough to spread on top of the cake)
1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup almond slices

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Serving size 12-15
A new  Holiday twist on the favorite pinwheel recipe.

¾ cup dried  cranberries
1 (8 oz)softened package cream cheese
6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1⁄4 cup finely chopped green onion
3 large  flour  spinach tortillas
Combine all ingredients except tortillas, mix well.
Divide and spread mixture evenly on the tortillas.
Roll up tightly, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least one hour.
Then cut into  slices.