Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Wayne and I will be in Paducah for Thanksgiving. I'll be working on projects for my next book on Quilted Tangles... and of course, we'll have turkey and dressing, along with our favorite cranberry salad (it has marshmallows and whipped cream in it - how can that not be good). It's one of our favorite ways to serve cranberries. In fact, I'll just share the recipe here and you can make it too. You should make it the day before... so that's one salad done ahead of time.

Bonnie's Cranberry Salad
1 pkg. fresh cranberries (freeze them to chop easier)
1 c. sugar
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
Dash of salt
1 pkg. miniature marshmallows
1/2 pt. whipping cream, whipped
1 c. celery, chopped
1 c. nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts)

Run the frozen cranberries through the food processor or blender until finely chopped. Place shopped berries in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, drained pineapple, and salt. Stir and let sit for an hour or so to let the sugar dissolve. Stir in celery, nuts, and marshmallows. Whip cream and fold into mixture. Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight. Great with ham or turkey.

This recipe and others from the famous Kirkland cooks are available in Cooking with the Kirklands: A Collection of Recipes from Mary Kirkland, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The cookbook is $15 plus $3 shipping - let me know if you want a copy. Send email to: bbquilter@gmail.com.

And so, we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day...

Good Morning and Happy Veteran's Day! I'll start today's post with a Thank You to my husband Wayne and all who have or are serving our country in military service. We appreciate you and your commitment to helping to keep our country safe.

On the quilting side, here is a post by Gayle Thomas of Canada that I thought you would enjoy. .

Quilt by Gayle Thomas, National Film Board of Canada

A salute to flags flying free... Bonnie B