Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad (Mayo-Free!)

When considering what recipes to share this holiday season, I couldn’t shake the idea of a plant-based take on classic broccoli salad.
Have you ever tried it? It’s basically a salad with raw or blanched broccoli, bacon, dried cranberries, s…

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad (Mayo-Free!)

When considering what recipes to share this holiday season, I couldn’t shake the idea of a plant-based take on classic broccoli salad.

Have you ever tried it? It’s basically a salad with raw or blanched broccoli, bacon, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and onion tossed in a sweet mayo-based dressing. While indulgent, it satisfies that salty-sweet flavor I’m often looking for in salads.

So I got to work on an easy plant-based version and am super pleased with the results.

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Mistletoe Manhattans.

Merry merry mistletoe manhattan!  In the land of mistletoe margaritas and white christmas punch, I’m dropping by with a mistletoe manhattan! We’re basically covering everyone’s preference here on the blog with a festive holiday cocktail, so if you’re a whiskey person, here is your glass. Get ready to chill it! We’ve got a little whiskey, […]

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Merry merry mistletoe manhattan! 

The mistletoe manhattan is a fun holiday spin on the classic manhattan cocktail! Sugared cranberries and rosemary make this super festive.

In the land of mistletoe margaritas and white christmas punch, I’m dropping by with a mistletoe manhattan!

We’re basically covering everyone’s preference here on the blog with a festive holiday cocktail, so if you’re a whiskey person, here is your glass. Get ready to chill it!

the start of sugared cranberries

We’ve got a little whiskey, some cherry, some cranberry, a dash of bitters and vermouth – garnished with sugared cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for fun. You can also sugar the sprig if you want! You know, I’m just over here trashing up one of the world’s favorite cocktails and giving it an elf-inspired name.

Forgive me. 

The mistletoe manhattan is a fun holiday spin on the classic manhattan cocktail! Sugared cranberries and rosemary make this super festive.

My mom always ordered manhattans when I was a kid and I would beg her for the maraschino cherry. So would my brothers! She never let us have the cherry until much later in life (um, it is completely soaked in booze, after all), but honestly, I liked it. I thought it tasted good, and I’ve always liked whiskey and bourbon. It’s definitely not LIGHT, it’s not what I drink when I want a light and refreshing cocktail. But this is almost… refreshing? 

Believe it!

Some people have a bad experience with whiskey (I’m looking at you Eddie) and can’t handle the flavor – and I get it. But shockingly I enjoy it and think it tastes GOOD. I’m obsessed with cooking and baking with it. And I’d almost always choose a bourbon cocktail over a vodka one, but it does sort of depend on my mood.

The mistletoe manhattan is a fun holiday spin on the classic manhattan cocktail! Sugared cranberries and rosemary make this super festive.

Right now, I’m in a major Christmas mood! Seriously, I may be driving my family nuts with the fun holiday experiences over here. I could be an extra (or, um, main character) in the movie Elf, minus the whole maple syrup addiction.

See, there is no better time for a festive drink than around the holidays. I know that I go absolutely CRAZY about fall and apple cider cocktails, but right now is such a FUN experience when it comes to hosting, entertaining and serving snazzy drinks.

Apologies for just using the word snazzy. 

But we have to live up to the festivities while we can! So serve a little mistletoe manhattan with cheer!

The mistletoe manhattan is a fun holiday spin on the classic manhattan cocktail! Sugared cranberries and rosemary make this super festive.

Mistletoe Manhattan

Mistletoe Manhattan

The mistletoe manhattan is a fun holiday spin on the classic manhattan cocktail! Sugared cranberries and rosemary make this super festive.

  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • ½ ounce maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • maraschino cherries, (for garnish)
  • sugared cranberries, (for garnish)
  • rosemary, (for garnish)
  1. In a shaker cup filled with ice, combined the whiskey, cherry juice, cranberry juice, vermouth and bitters. Shake lightly or stir a few times until combined.
  2. Pour in a chilled glass and garnish with a cherry, sugared cranberries and rosemary.

The mistletoe manhattan is a fun holiday spin on the classic manhattan cocktail! Sugared cranberries and rosemary make this super festive.

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Easy Cranberry Bread

This festive cranberry bread is so easy to make! It’s got a hint of bourbon and is just sweet enough, punctuated by tangy cranberries. When it comes to festive recipes, cranberry bread is near the top (right there with Christmas pudding and mulled cider). But here’s a confession: I’ve never been a cranberry bread person. Until this bread! Something about the astringent orange and sweet moistness rubbed me the wrong way. But this cranberry bread: it’s got the right crunchy sugar outside and fluffy interior. It’s not too sweet, punctuated with tart cranberries. The best part? A hint of vanilla and bourbon seals the deal. (No orange here, folks.) There’s a bit of a healthy spin, but it’s every bit a holiday treat! The secrets to this cranberry bread What makes this the best cranberry bread? I’ve been scarred by cranberry breads of Christmas past that are too oily, too sweet, or too bitter orange-y. This one makes it all right again, in a culmination of holiday sweet bread perfection. Here’s what makes this cranberry bread uniquely delicious: Oat flour. To infuse nutrients, this bread uses ground oats or oat flour along with the all purpose flour. You can make […]

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This festive cranberry bread is so easy to make! It’s got a hint of bourbon and is just sweet enough, punctuated by tangy cranberries.

Easy Cranberry Bread

When it comes to festive recipes, cranberry bread is near the top (right there with Christmas pudding and mulled cider). But here’s a confession: I’ve never been a cranberry bread person. Until this bread! Something about the astringent orange and sweet moistness rubbed me the wrong way. But this cranberry bread: it’s got the right crunchy sugar outside and fluffy interior. It’s not too sweet, punctuated with tart cranberries. The best part? A hint of vanilla and bourbon seals the deal. (No orange here, folks.) There’s a bit of a healthy spin, but it’s every bit a holiday treat!

Cranberry bread

The secrets to this cranberry bread

What makes this the best cranberry bread? I’ve been scarred by cranberry breads of Christmas past that are too oily, too sweet, or too bitter orange-y. This one makes it all right again, in a culmination of holiday sweet bread perfection. Here’s what makes this cranberry bread uniquely delicious:

  • Oat flour. To infuse nutrients, this bread uses ground oats or oat flour along with the all purpose flour. You can make your own oat flour by blending the same amount of rolled oats in a blender or food processor. This makes the bread heartier and gains the nutrition benefits of oats.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. This cranberry bread is without orange: instead, spices carry the way.
  • Bourbon (optional)! Adding a splash of bourbon gives this cranberry bread a nuance to the flavor that’s irresistible.
  • Crunchy sugar topping. This bread has a nice crispy exterior, both from the recipe itself and from adding a sprinkle of glittery turbinado sugar.
Cranberry bread recipe

How to store cranberry bread

What’s the best way to store a quick bread like cranberry bread? Here are a few different ways:

  • Room temperature (2 to 3 days): If you think you’ll eat the bread quickly, store it at room temperature and cover it with aluminum foil. The benefit of this method is that it keeps the crunchy texture on top and is easy to eat.
  • Frozen (up to 3 months): To extend the life further, pop your sliced bread into the freezer wrapped in foil and in a sealed container or plastic bag. It can last at least 3 months, or maybe more. Consider doing this with half of the loaf, and keeping the other half out at room temperature.

Add a sparkle: use turbinado sugar!

It’s optional, but this cranberry bread is complete with a sprinkle of sparkly turbinado sugar on top. What is it? Turbinado sugar is raw sugar with large, light brown crystals. It’s less processed than refined white sugar, because it’s boiled only once to remove the molasses (refined sugar is boiled multiple times). It has a more complex, caramel-y flavor than refined sugar. Because its crystals are large, they add a nice texture to the top of muffinscakes and breads.

What is a substitute for turbinado sugar? For this cranberry bread, you can use a light sprinkle of light brown sugar or refined sugar in its place. While it doesn’t have the signature large crystals, it has a similar flavor.

Cranberry champagne cocktail

Ways to use up whole cranberries!

The reason Alex and I made this cranberry bread was…we were looking for ways to use up whole cranberries ! We bought cranberries as a garnish for making festive Poinsettia’s: a cranberry champagne cocktail. With almost an entire bag left, we weren’t sure what to do with the rest! Here are a few ways to use up whole cranberries:

  1. Cranberry bread. Go to the recipe below!
  2. Cocktails. Use them as a garnish for our Cranberry Champagne Cocktail, or any of our other cranberry cocktails: the Cosmo, Madras, and Cape Codder.
  3. Muffins. Use them instead of blueberries into our Healthy Blueberry Muffins, or add 1 cup to our Best Blender Muffins.
  4. Salsa. Make our Fresh Cranberry Salsa as a holiday appetizer.
  5. Sauce for baked brie. This Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberry Sauce is so satisfying! Perfect for Christmas dinner or winter entertaining.
  6. Jam. This sweet tart Cranberry Jam is fantastic on biscuits.
  7. Crisp. Make a Cranberry Crisp as a wintery dessert.
Cranberry bread

Can you make it vegan or gluten free?

Good questions! We have not tested variations here, but here’s what we recommend:

  • Vegan: For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, we’ve made quick breads vegan (like our vegan zucchini bread) with this formula and it works well. Try using flax eggs for the eggs, any non-dairy milk for the milk, and coconut oil or neutral oil for the butter.
  • Gluten free: It’s already halfway there with the oat flour! Try substituting 1-for-1 gluten-free flour for the all purpose flour.

This cranberry bread recipe is…

Vegetarian.

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Easy Cranberry Bread

Easy Cranberry Bread


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 14 slices

Description

This festive cranberry bread is so easy to make! It’s got a hint of bourbon and is just sweet enough, punctuated by tangy cranberries.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour OR 1 cup blended rolled oats (see Step 2)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (optional), for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Butter a 9″ loaf pan.
  2. If using rolled oats, place them in a blender (high-speed is helpful) or food processor and blend for a minute or so until a fine flour-like texture forms.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour (or ground oats), brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Then whisk in the melted butter, milk bourbon, and vanilla.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in the cranberries.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake about 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack, still in the pan, and let cool for 30 minutes. Then remove from the pan and cool completely before slicing. Store at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, or frozen for at least 3 months.

  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Winter

Keywords: Cranberry Bread, Healthy Cranberry Bread, Easy Cranberry Bread

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Poinsettia Drink (Cranberry Champagne Cocktail)

A Poinsettia drink is a cranberry champagne cocktail that’s vibrant and refreshing. Great for entertaining, it’s a perfect winter or holiday drink! Ready for the most vibrant, stunning cocktail for cool weather entertaining? Enter the Poinsettia, a cranberry champagne cocktail! Its brilliant color and cozy vibe makes it the perfect holiday, fall or winter drink. It makes any fall or winter occasion more fun, from Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Of course, you can serve it any time of the year too! It uses only a few simple ingredients. Let’s get started! Want more champagne cocktails? Here’s our favorite. What’s in a Poinsettia drink? The Poinsettia drink is festive, perfect for entertaining, and even better: uses only a few ingredients. It’s a cranberry champagne cocktail: so you can call it that if you prefer. Here’s what’s in this cranberry champagne cocktail: Cointreau (or other orange liqueur) Cranberry juice Champagne That’s it! Of course, the garnish is what takes it over the top. All you’ll need is a few rosemary branches and some fresh cranberries. You can use the leftovers for holiday decorations like a table centerpiece. Or, we’re working on a cranberry bread recipe for […]

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A Poinsettia drink is a cranberry champagne cocktail that’s vibrant and refreshing. Great for entertaining, it’s a perfect winter or holiday drink!

Poinsettia drink

Ready for the most vibrant, stunning cocktail for cool weather entertaining? Enter the Poinsettia, a cranberry champagne cocktail! Its brilliant color and cozy vibe makes it the perfect holiday, fall or winter drink. It makes any fall or winter occasion more fun, from Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Of course, you can serve it any time of the year too! It uses only a few simple ingredients. Let’s get started!

Want more champagne cocktails? Here’s our favorite.

Pouring champagne

What’s in a Poinsettia drink?

The Poinsettia drink is festive, perfect for entertaining, and even better: uses only a few ingredients. It’s a cranberry champagne cocktail: so you can call it that if you prefer. Here’s what’s in this cranberry champagne cocktail:

  • Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
  • Cranberry juice
  • Champagne

That’s it! Of course, the garnish is what takes it over the top. All you’ll need is a few rosemary branches and some fresh cranberries. You can use the leftovers for holiday decorations like a table centerpiece. Or, we’re working on a cranberry bread recipe for using up the fresh cranberries…

Cranberry champagne cocktail

Make sure to find 100% cranberry juice!

The most important thing to note with the Poinsettia drink is this: make sure to find 100% cranberry juice! There are lots of variations of cranberry juice on the shelf, and many of them have added sugar. If you find bottles labeled cranberry juice cocktail: stay away! It has added sugars or high-fructose corn syrup for extra sweetness.

Alex accidentally bought the sweet stuff when making this cranberry champagne cocktail recipe. Sadly, it turned out tasted overly sweet and “fake” tasting. When we looked at the bottle: it wasn’t 100% juice! I dashed off to the store and we remade it with 100% cranberry juice. It tasted perfectly crisp and tart: exactly what we wanted! All that to say: make sure to check the label and find 100% cranberry juice for this Poinsettia!

Poinsettia drink (Cranberry champagne cocktail)

Can you make a non-alcoholic Poinsettia drink?

You absolutely can make this Poinsettia drink without alcohol! All you have to do is substitute non-alcoholic sparkling cider, grape juice, or wine for the champagne. These days there are some great non-alcoholic sparkling wine options on the market. Check your local grocery to see what is available!

Making mocktails or 0 proof cocktails is perfect for including people who don’t drink alcohol, pregnant women, or kids. Our son Larson always wants to drink what we’re drinking…so you could make up some kiddie cranberry champagne cocktails for the young ones!

The Poinsettia (Cranberry champagne cocktail)

Do I need a cocktail shaker?

Cocktail shakers are inexpensive and if you make cocktails often, worth buying for ease of use. A cocktail shaker quickly chills cocktails by shaking them against ice. It has a perforated lid so you can easily strain out the cocktail. Here’s the cocktail shaker we use: 24-Ounce Cocktail Shaker | Amazon

What’s a substitute for a cocktail shaker? If you want to make this Poinsettia drink without one, use a glass mason jar! Place the cocktail in the jar and fill it with ice. Then screw on the top and shake! When you pour out the cocktail, use a mesh strainer to keep the ice inside the mason jar.

Pouring champagne

When to serve this Poinsettia drink (cranberry champagne cocktail)

The Poinsettia is perfect for winter and fall when cranberries are in season. With its vibrant color, it’s fantastic for the holidays. This cranberry champagne cocktail works well as a:

  • Thanksgiving drink
  • Holiday party drink
  • Christmas drink
  • New Year’s Eve drink
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Cranberry champagne cocktail

Poinsettia Drink (Cranberry Champagne Cocktail)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink

Description

A Poinsettia drink is a cranberry champagne cocktail that’s vibrant and refreshing. Great for entertaining, it’s a perfect winter or holiday drink!


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cointreau, or other orange liqueur
  • 4 tablespoons 100% cranberry juice
  • 1/2 glass champagne (6 tablespoons)*
  • For the garnish: 1 rosemary sprig, whole cranberries

Instructions

  1. Place the cointreau and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold. Strain the liquid into a champagne flute. (You can skip this step if the cranberry juice is well chilled.)
  2. Top off the glass with champagne (no need to measure). Garnish and serve. (Note: You can also make a large batch of cointreau and cranberry juice ahead if desired, then measure out 6 tablespoons per glass.)

Notes

*You’ll get about 8 to 10 drinks per 1 bottle of champagne. Make it non-alcoholic by using non-alcoholic sparkling wine.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Poinsettia Drink, Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

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Cranberry Cobbler Smash.

This cranberry cobbler smash must make an appearance at your Thanksgiving table. I mean, look at this! Cobbler in a glass. Warming, spiced, cinnamon cranberry cobbler over crushed ice. It’s serious heaven. Okay so this is one exception I’m going to make to a Thanksgiving menu. I am ALLLL about a sangria or a punch […]

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This cranberry cobbler smash must make an appearance at your Thanksgiving table.

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

I mean, look at this! Cobbler in a glass. Warming, spiced, cinnamon cranberry cobbler over crushed ice. It’s serious heaven.

cranberry bourbon

Okay so this is one exception I’m going to make to a Thanksgiving menu. I am ALLLL about a sangria or a punch on Thanksgiving. It’s fantastic because you can make it ahead of time and it’s ready to go. Not to mention that everyone can serve themselves, so that’s huge. 

But! This cranberry cobbler smash? NEEDS to be on your menu. Needs to be. 

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Here’s what you can do! Make the cinnamon simple syrup ahead of time. Hey, remember my famous cranberry cider punch from my baby shower? This is a less-spiced version of that syrup and it’s fantastic. So make a batch of that. 

Get a cute bar cart or table or heck, your kitchen counter (that’s what I use, FYI). Set up a bottle of bourbon, a bottle of seltzer on ice, an adorable pitcher filled with the syrup and a jug of cranberry juice. 

Everyone can GO TO TOWN.

Including you. You can definitely go to town. 

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

It’s such a fun way to have a cocktail that isn’t punch-y out for everyone to enjoy! And the flavor. OH MY GOSH the flavors here? They are ideal for Thanksgiving. They complement everything else you’re going to eat. If anything, that should be your excuse for making them!

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

While we’re at it, I have an incredible list of Thanksgiving cocktails (and everything else!) that you can make. Even if you don’t have them on the day, perhaps the night before? It is the biggest party night of the year after all. At least it is here – what we refer to lovingly as “amateur night.” So I’d rather sit on the couch and watch The Holiday and prepare to cook the best meal of life in a few hours.

You know?

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Cranberry is never one of my top holiday flavors, but it just works here. Because it’s tart (and I use 100% juice with no sugar!), it is fabulous with the cinnamon syrup. And then by adding the bourbon, it’s like a warm little sip for our soul!

Definitely tops the list.

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Cranberry Cobbler Smash

Cranberry Cobbler Smash

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice – it’s spiced and warming and wonderful.

cinnamon simple syrup

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

cobbler smash

  • crushed ice for your glass
  • 1 to 2 ounces cinnamon simple syrup
  • 3 to 4 ounces cranberry juice ((I use 100% juice with no added sugar))
  • 1 to 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 to 2 ounces seltzer water ((p.s. orange is good with this!))
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • sugared cranberries for garnish or in your glass!

cinnamon simple syrup

  1. Heat the sugar, water, cinnamon stick and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then turn off the heat. Let it cool completely then stir in the vanilla extract. You can make this a day or two ahead of time and store it in the fridge!

cobbler smash

  1. To make the drink, fill a glass with crushed ice. Stir together the syrup, cranberry and bourbon. Or, you can shake the syrup, cranberry and bourbon in a shaker for 30 seconds or so. Pour it over the ice.

    Top the drink the seltzer and garnish with a cinnamon stick and cranberries if you wish.

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Who knew cobbler could be SO REFRESHING?

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Look in any produce aisle of a grocery store this time of year, and you’ll see bags upon bags—mountains, even!—of bright red cranberries. Millions of pounds of the fruit, which is a member of the evergreen family, are harvested between the months of Se…

Look in any produce aisle of a grocery store this time of year, and you'll see bags upon bags—mountains, even!—of bright red cranberries. Millions of pounds of the fruit, which is a member of the evergreen family, are harvested between the months of September and November, through a fascinating wet harvesting technique (remember those old Ocean Spray commercials?).

While they're related to lingonberries, blueberries, and bilberries—cranberries are, as we all know, not quite like their juicy, berry cousins; they're intensely tart and not too sugary, allowing for them to take on all kinds of flavors.

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