Skip to main content

Featured

Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

How to Make Sugared Cranberries


I've been dying to make these ever since I saw them on Pinterest. They're so beautiful and can be used for so many things from garnishing desserts and cocktails or as a festive snack on your holiday buffet. Try them on this gorgeous and yummy Cranberry-Spice Layer Cake! They keep for about a week, so you can make them ahead of time and use them in several recipes. You can increase or decrease the quantity. Just be sure to keep the proportions the same. I have to say, I was skeptical that these would be sweet enough to snack on without them being cooked, but they were so yummy, it was very hard to not eat them all before I took pics. It really helps to soak them overnight. Some sugared cranberry recipes call for soaking them just an hour or two, but as the evening went on and I sneaked a few out of the bowl, I could tell they would need to soak overnight to get sweet enough. It's also equally important to let them air dry for an hour or two before you coat them with sugar. It really helps the sugar stick.


INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar for coating 

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Combine the water and sugar in a small pot to make a simple syrup. Stir and heat to simmering (do not boil).
  • Rinse the cranberries and place in a heat-proof bowl. When the simple syrup comes to a simmer, pour it over the cranberries and refrigerate overnight. (If you're in a pinch, a few hours is okay too!)
  • Take them out of the fridge and lay in an even layer to let dry at room temp for about an hour.
  • Fill a wide-rimmed bowl with sugar. You could use sanding sugar, but all I had on hand was regular granulated sugar, and it turned out perfect for my taste. Place a large spoonful of cranberries into the bowl and use the spoon to roll them around until they're thoroughly coated. Enjoy!

You'll Also Love

http://www.krisztinawilliams.com/2013/12/easy-cranberry-spice-tea-cake.html

See More KCL Cranberry Recipes

Comments

  1. Looks tasty!

    I don't have them often, but I like cranberries in a muffin.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts