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Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Official!'s your girl...

The "papers" came in the mail yesterday. Our adoption of "Daphne" was matched by a benevolent donor, Ady Gil, and so we let our "cheerful and loving" Daphne pick out one of her BFF's to join Ady's flock. Two birds are definitely better than one. You go, girls!!!

In honor of creating this new tradition of adopting a turkey, I wanted to give a tip of the fork to an old one and share a favorite recipe I make every Thanksgiving. Were Daphne a guest at our table, I believe she would gobble it up! According to her papers, she loves cranberries.

The apples in the picture are a sweet treat indeed and a great addition to this recipe. They are Razor heirloom variety that is my favorite apple ever. My sweet mom sent me a box of them last week. Perfume-y, sweet, crunchy and juicy...apples to the max. Use whatever apple is your favorite in this recipe. While most of the time, I serve this crunch as a "side", it also makes a wonderful dessert or breakfast.

Apple Cranberry Crunch

3 cups chopped apples (I don't peel them)
2 cups cranberries, washed
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour (I use white whole wheat. Gluten-free AP flour will work, too)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Mix apples, cranberries and sugar and place in ungreased pan. Mix remaining ingredients and crumble on top of fruit. Press down lightly and bake, uncovered, in a 325 oven for 40-45 minutes.

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