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Thursday, 15 October 2009

An Award and A Recipe

Good morning my dear bloggy friends~
What do you do with your left overs from a Canadian Thanksgiving? Well, I make cold and hot sandwiches, and a yummy casserole from the turkey.
But what about all that cranberry sauce? I make my own cranberry sauce and I would rather not freeze it so yesterday I made a pan of Cranberry Squares for last night's Bible Study.
They are so easy and so good!
Take any crumbly oatmeal recipe for date squares and subsitute the dates with cranberry sauce.
Here is the recipe I use-


MIX- 1 1/2 cups each rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, and 1 tsp. baking powder.
Blend in 3/4 cup of butter until mixture is crumbly.
PRESS two thirds mixture into a 9" pan. Top with 1 cup of cranberry sauce.
Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over the cranberries.
BAKE at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Cut into squares.

Now I would like to share another little something with you. My friend Gwen over at A Charming Home has blessed me with this darling award. Gwen loves jewelery and making jewelery is one of her passions. She has at this moment a beautiful pink beaded bracelet she has made in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and she is having a Giveaway. You can find the bracelet to your right on my sidebar. But better still, go see her and enter her Giveaway.
Now, I want to bless you with this award too. I am supposed to pass this on to ten of the bloggers I visit the most frequently. But you know me! I do have my favourites, but some of you have award-free blogs and besides I really don't want to play favourites! So, like I usually do, I am passing this on to all my Followers. I so appreciate every one of you and want to make this as painless as possible! I hope it makes your day.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Oh THESE sound DELICIOUS!!! I just got done making apple cake, but I'd still love to try these! I'll have to look around to see if I have all the ingredients or not.. I'm pretty sure I need to go out for more brown sugar! Thanks for sharing this recipe! ~tina

  2. Whoa! This is a keeper! TY for sharing.

    Have a peaceful day. TTFN ~Marydon

  3. Thank you! Hope you are having a wonderfully blessed day.

  4. I have never heard of a cranberry dessert before. looks so yummos!

  5. Hi Sandi,
    Yummy! Those cranberry squares look so good. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I also wanted to corgratulate you on your sweet award. And since I am a follower of yours I also wanted to thank you for your sweet gestrue! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Until next time.

    Blessings and smiles,

  6. Good Morning Sandi
    # morn minutes then it will be the PM...I love left overs,and date square is one of my favorites,what a great way to reinvent it with cranberries...I never thought of it.It will work great for Christmas.
    Congrats on your award,and thank you for passing it on.Thank you for your comments on my cooking recipe comes from a low German
    Blessings to you.

  7. Thank you for the darling award, Sandi.
    The cranberry dessert looks delicious. I make my own cranberry sauce too. I used to buy the canned kind but once I made my own I never bought the canned again. It is so easy to make and so much better.

  8. Hi Sandi,
    Congratulations on the award. That is a great idea for using up all your cranberry sauce.
    Thank you for sharing,

  9. I sure would enjoy a turkey sandwich. I wish our Thanksgiving would hurry up and get here! That dessert sounds like a good idea. Congratulations on your new award.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi