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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cookbook Wednesday; Cranberry Month

Remember the other day when I was telling you about all the delicious celebrations in the month of October? And, do you recall when I said I would love to share more cookbooks from my collection with you? Well, Welcome to Cookbook Wednesdays!!!

For our first installment of Cookbook Wednesdays, let’s give a pop to National Cranberry Month!

Famous Cranberry Dishes

Unfortunately, 20 Famous Cranberry Dishes…from famous American Eating Places published by the “folks” at Ocean Spray is undated. If I had to guess I would say the 40s but I’m really bad at guessing ages for anything or anybody, lol…

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Look very carefully at this recipe for Cranberry Blossoms. Do you see it? That’s right “kiddies” not only was the Toll House Inn the “birthplace” of Chocolate Chip Cookies but it looks like they had a few Cranberry Blossoms up their sleeves too, lol…

Cranberry Blossoms

I just had to include this recipe for Cranberry Chiffon Pie. It uses Egg Whites!!!

Cranberry Chiffon Pie

Just in case you missed the recipes from these books, just click them and pop on over to their post:)

Cape Cod Cranberries
Eatmor Cranberries
How To Serve Cranberries

Thanks for visiting everyone. I hope you enjoyed Cookbook Wednesday. I'll be back here on Sunday. In the meantime, remember to

"Wiggle those Toes!"





39 comments:

  1. What a great selection of cranberry recipes! Thanks for sharing this fun book.

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  2. I love the month of October, autumn is definitely here now, the musty smell of the grass and of the leaves. It is a magical time of the year!
    I love cranberries and I find that cranberry sherbet quite curious. I have never thought of that before. In the UK cranberries are mostly used at Christmas but why not right now. I love making jam with them, it tastes delicious!
    Ciao!

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    1. I totally agree, Alida. I think cranberries should be used more often. They are, healthy, and oh so festive! Cranberry Jam is delicious too!!! I had forgotten about that. Thanks for visiting, Alida...

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  3. Great recipes. That Cranberry Chiffon Pie looks awesome! One doesn't see that many chiffon anything these days. Happy National Cranberry Month!

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    1. Hi John,
      Yes, it seems Chiffon Pies have lost their luster. We really should bring them back. I'm really going to try and make this one. Fingers crossed:)

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  4. Hi Louise, thank you for sharing this interesting book with us! Cranberries are non used so much here in Italy, but I love the sweet-tart flavor and recently I put them in my vegan brownies(which turned out delicious)! A big hug and my very best wishes, Mary

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    1. I'm surprised cranberries aren't used often in Italy, Mary. Perhaps you should change that, lol...They really are so versatile and healthy too! I would love for you to share that vegan brownie recipe:) Hugs right back at you!!!

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  5. Louise, you sure do have an enormous collection of cookbooks – very impressive!

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    1. One can never have enough cookbooks, Tina, lol...

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  6. Dear Louise, I love the vintage cookbooks and the recipes. I am not quite sure but the recipes seem more full flavored and yet so basic. They usually are fool proof and delicious.
    I learned to like cranberries very young. My mother used to make them fresh and they were delicious. I like this feature very much.
    The chiffon pie looks wonderful and would be pretty at the holidays. Blessings dear. Catherine

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    1. Hi Catherine,
      I must admit, it took me a while to warm up to cranberries but once I did, there was no going back!!!

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  7. Good afternoon Louise, Thanks for your new post on "Cookbook Wednesday." Love Cranberries and the recipe book that you featured today is so nice. I love to see these older vintage cookbooks. They always have such fabulous dishes. This is a perfect recipe book for this time of the year. just turning cooler and the holidays will be upon us before you know it. Thanks for sharing and I am wiggling my toes and feet as I am writing this. Say hello to Marion and have a blessed rest of the week! Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie,
      I guess October is a pretty good month to celebrate Cranberries. It gives us all a chance to test some new recipes!!! Thanks for visiting and wiggling...

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  8. Yum! Love cranberries around here! It was great to visit the cranberry shop in Plymouth! I've a cookbook here somewhere. What I love is homemade cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, cranberry bread, cranberry scones, and cranberry casserole! I'm sure I could come up with some more! The Flying Biscuit in Atlanta is known for its cranberry apple butter - a combination of two favorites! xo

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    1. Cranberry Butter? That's a new one on me, Nellie. I must seeks it out!

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  9. Interesting that all the recipes you showed call for canned cranberry sauce (whole berry or jellied), not for whole fresh berries. That was what we had when I was young, but I don't know if the fresh berries were available or not... I wonder when they first started to be shipped to supermarkets. Every product has so much history!

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    1. You know Mae, I didn't even realize the recipes were for canned cranberries. Now I'm upset that I didn't post fresh cranberry recipes in this post but I know I did in the others.

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  10. Gosh, I just love those old recipes, those old photos, those wonderful old cookbooks. (Louise, when did everyone develop the big fear of using uncooked egg whites? They were ubiquitous in so many desserts . . . what do you suppose happened to put the fear in everyone? Were people keeling over from salmonella all of a sudden, in a big wave? I can't imagine . . .

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    1. Unfortunately, the incidence of salmonella has indeed been increasing over time. There are now about 1.4 million salmonella cases per year in the US -- perhaps even more, as many are not reported. The risk of eating raw eggs has been rising also. That's why it's no longer recommended to use raw eggs, and for restaurants, why it's not allowed at all.

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  11. Dear Louise what lovely post! I really love cranberries, but usually I find dry cranberries, but I love use in cakes!! Love these recipes!
    xo

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Gloria. I can't wait to see when you make it!!!

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  12. how lovely look cranberry chiffon pie Louise:))

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  13. Hi Louise, it is such a treat to read your adorable posts....these creamy,berry-licious recipes have just inspired us to make a cranberry chiffon pie for evening,thanks so much....and that vanilla-honey ice cream came out perfect...we paired it with some lavender honey and all at home went for seconds,thanks :-)

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  14. I love cranberries! Thankfully, here we are able to buy them fresh too. Can't wait to cook/bake with them again...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  15. I don't see a lot of cranberry desserts here, but I think I would like to change that :)
    Beautiful recipes, especially that pie!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  16. Good afternoon Louise ,
    As they say , a day late and a dollar short but I made it . Had to go out of town with hubby yesterday ...
    I love cranberries and must make the chiffon pie , my girls wants to make the cranberry blossoms , so you know what I will be doing this weekend . The recipes are so simple but very tasty .
    I will certainly enjoy looking through your many cookbooks . I do believe you have the largest cookbook collection and I will name you the 'Recipe Lady' to go too . (giggling) Thanks for sharing ;- D ~~Nee~~

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  17. I got introduced to cranberries after we moved to US...and since then I acquired the taste for it as a matter of fact now I always have it with my oatmeal in the morning...I would love to try the sherbet...thanks for the recipe Louise.
    Enjoy the rest of the week :D

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  18. I love anything with cranberry. Thank you so much for sharing these old recipes :)

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  19. Ahhh... so I *CAN* enjoy my The Fresh Market Chocolate Cranberry Coffee without feeling I'm cheating on pumpkin...

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  20. I just love cranberry anything. I'll bet the cranberry chiffon pie would be good for Thanksgiving, right? So, maybe I need to try it beforehand. Chiffon pies with egg white are very easy, as long as you make them the day before you want them and let them sit. Otherwise, you have Chiffon Pile, not Chiffon Pie!

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  21. I love cranberries, & always stock fresh ones in the fridge since I snack a lot. Better than snacking chips, right?? Hahaha! Happy Sunday, sweetie! xoxo

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  22. What a great idea-Cookbook Wednesdays:) Cranberries are perfect for the first installment. Gives me a chance to try some recipes before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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  23. such a lovely clicks my dear.. in fact the chiffon pie look like a wonderful treat.. i am a bog lover of pies.. i shall try this version too with egg whites nom nom

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  24. Glad I back tracked to this interesting Cranberry story, and the Toll House...loved it, and love the Cranberry recipes, especially the Cranberry Chiffon Pie!
    Wiggling toes, as I'm typing...LOL

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  25. Hi Louise, thanks so much for sharing these fabulous cranberries recipes. I like cranberry but it's rather difficult to find/buy fresh or frozen cranberries here. Packed dried cranberries are the common ones.

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  26. I'm just staring at that gorgeous cranberry chiffon pie..Lovely recipes.. Noted down.. Will try for sure.

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  27. i have not seen the fresh cranberries selling yet over here..i think they should be here anytime soon...i am alerady seeing many pumpkin recipes flying all over, guess will be seeing more cranberries recipe soon!

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  28. Didn't Marion go wild with a cranberry sauce sale or something like that last year? You could be all set for some of these recipes! Will have to consider the cranberry chiffon pie myself!

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