Cranberry Goddess

Hello & Happy Sunday!

I’m getting ready to face another monday  but I wanted to share with you this lovely salad recipe. I call it the Cranberry Goddess 😀 It is light, bright, and LIVELY! not to mention  a JOY to ENJOY! 😀

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All that is required are a few ingredients:

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What I LOVE  about this salad is that it is SO RICH in nutrition. The pecans are an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamin E, and Copper. Copper is an essential mineral for brain function. Pecans can really make for a powerful addition to any salad and you may want to  sprinkle them on other dishes.  The cranberries and chunks of green apple add a touch of crisp sweetness to this salad that I hope you will truly enjoy!

Have a wonderfully healthy week 😀

Cheers, RR

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Create A Honey Tea Stir Stick

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On a trip to Cracker Barrel for breakfast I discovered this honey stir stick

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and was suddenly inspired to make some of my own. After all, I prefer to avoid corn syrup when possible and this would be the perfect addition to some  fall packages for my  friends and family.

Making these sticks IS INCREDIBLY EASY! however, my first attempt was an EPIC FAIL..because I followed some bad bloggy instructions. Nevermind that though! I’m going to share with you the EASY! and FUN! way 🙂

You will need some Honey. GLORIOUS GOLDEN HONEY..I know a local beekeeper and so I went with a local honey which is rich and full of flavor.

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Place some honey in a saucepan and heat it on medium heat till your candy thermometer reads 300 degrees which takes about 15-20 minutes. You can  start by heating just 1 cup of honey which can yield about 16-24 sticks depending on size.. mine are about 1.5 inches.  Make sure to stir the honey frequently this will keep it from boiling over. Once your honey reaches 300 degrees let it cool for 2-3 three minutes. By letting the honey cool  it makes it easier to drizzle the honey in a circular motion over the lolli sticks.

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And it is that SIMPLE! heat, stir, drizzle, and VOILA! ENJOY! you can decorate the sticks with craft stickers and wrap.. that’s the FUN part! and the BEST PART is You can pick your favorite tea or coffee and share with a friend. AFTER ALL NOTHING SAYS FRIENDSHIP LIKE TEA & FUZZY SOCKS 😀

Stay Creative ❤

P.S. If you are worried about the honey destroying your pan… don’t freak out.. I used a non stick saucepan and once I was done making the lolli’s I added some water to the pan and reheated it for a few minutes..by doing this the honey cleaned out of the pan with no problems..

Cheers! RR.