Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe

Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe photo by Taste of Home

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
YIELD:6-8 servings

3 cups chopped peeled tart apples
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped pecans

1. Combine apples, cranberries, sugar and flour. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In a bowl, mix topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until fruit is tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 each) equals 407 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Recipe from mom, originally from Taste Of Home

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Fresh Orange Smoothie (“Orange Julius”)

A healthy orange smoothie made with FRESH oranges, and your choice of milk and sweetener. Enjoy this fresh orange smoothie ("Orange Julius") recipe today!

Prep: 5 mins Total: 5 mins

4 fresh oranges, peeled
2 cups ice
1/3 cup milk (your preference - regular, soy, coconut, etc.)
1-2 tablespoons honey (or agave or your desired sweetener), if needed
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.  Add more ice if you would like.

Recipe  from

Notes: I thought it needed to be strained of pulp and/or add milk to the recipe.