Bog Dog Recipes

Irene's Cranberry Cake (A town hall favorite)

 1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
2 beaten eggs
2 cups whole cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix together and put into a 9" square pan
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.


The Best Breakfast Oatmeal

 1 cup of oats (I use Quaker Oats - Old Fashioned)
1-3/4 milk (or water) (to make the oatmeal)
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1 banana
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup craisins
1/2 cup milk (to cool and eat with the oatmeal)
Sprinkle with light brown sugar
Sprinkle with cinnamon

Boil milk or water and salt.
Stir in oats
Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, stir occasionally
Add other ingredients and enjoy! 

Cranberry Nut Squares (Crowd pleaser!)

 2 cups flour
2 eggs beaten
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 sticks of butter
2 cups whole cranberries
1 cup nuts

Heat oven to 325
Grease 9x13 pan
Combine first 4 ingredients
Fold in cranberries and nuts
Spread in pan
Bake at 325 for 50 - 60 minutes or until brown
Cool . . . cut into 32 squares
sprinkle with confectionate sugar
(I like to put it in the refrigerator for a little bit) 

Maureen’s Yummy Cranberry Bread

 2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup orange juice
1 egg     
1 and 1/2 cups chopped cranberries 
1 tsp orange rind   
1/2 cup nuts (optional)          Bake in greased loaf pan at 350* for 55-60 minutes.
Sift all of the dry ingredients together.
Add butter – stir
Beat the egg with the orange juice and then add to the mix.
Add the cranberries, rind and nuts.

Bake golden on the outside and firm on the inside (test it with a knife, if it comes out clean, it is done).    While warm drizzle 1 tblsp of orange juice mixed with 1 tsp sugar over top     Great toasted up with butter or right out of the pan. 

Heather's White Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

 2 sticks of butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats (I use Quaker old fashion)
1 cup dried cranberries (I use Craisins)
1 cup of white chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350
Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy
Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, and mix well
Stir in oats, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and mix well
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet , then remove to wire rack

Makes about 4 dozen if you don't eat the batter. 

Audrey's Cranberry Relish

 1 bag of cranberries - washed and cleaned (about 2 cups)
2 - 3 medium size apples (I like Macs, Granny Smith or Cortlands) peeled and cut into chunks
1 orange partially peeled and cut into chunks (leave some rind on)
Sugar (1/2 to 3/4 cup to taste)
Option - chopped walnuts or pecans

In a grinder or food processor, process the above so that the texture is  coarse.  Add sugar starting with 1/2 to 3/4 cup and continue adding to  taste.  Let the relish sit for a few hours before serving so that the  flavors have a chance to mix.

Add nuts if you wish.

This is so good I eat it with a spoon and it hardly ever makes it to the table.