Cranberries are so festive at the holidays and Stephanie Berget shows us how she uses them in a delicious cake on Day 8 of 25 Days of Hot Holiday Hints! Leave a comment for a chance to win a $5 Evernight gift card! We're giving one away each day!
Every autumn, usually from mid-September until around mid-November in North America, cranberries reach their peak of color and flavor and are ready for harvesting. Cranberries are one of the most unique fruits in the world. One of only three fruits native to North America, cranberries grow in the wild on long-running vines in sandy bogs and marshes.
The rich red juice of the cranberry was also used as a natural dye for rugs, blankets and clothing. All just some of the reasons the cranberry has been called the wonderberry. During World War II, American troops required about one million pounds of dehydrated cranberries a year.
2 cups sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
2/3 cupchopped pecans
Whipped cream, optional
Stephanie Berget is the author of Sugarwater Ranch.
Sean O’Connell’s life is perfect, or it was until his partying lifestyle affected his bull riding. Now he’s ended the season too broke to leave the Northwest for the warm southern rodeos. When a wild night with his buddies gets out of hand, he wakes up naked, staring into the angry eyes of a strange woman. His infallible O’Connell charm gets him nowhere with the dark-haired beauty. It’s obvious she’s not his usual good-time girl, so why can’t he forget her?
Bar-manager Catherine Silvera finds a waterlogged, unconscious cowboy freezing to death in front of the Sugarwater Bar. She saves his life--then runs faster than a jackrabbit with a coyote on its tail. Any man who makes his living rodeoing is bad news, especially if Sean thinks partying is part of the competition. He’s everything she doesn’t want in a man, so why can’t Catherine shake her attraction to the rugged cowboy?
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