Although I haven’t lived in New Jersey for decades, in my heart, I’ll always be a ‘Jersey Girl’ because that’s where I was born and raised. Of course, everyone knows that New Jersey is the Garden State; it says to right on the license plates!
NJ has a rather lengthy list of produce grown in the state, but today’s focus is on cranberries because it’s that time of the year. Primarily a source of carbohydrates and fiber, cranberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C. The thing about cranberries is this – you won’t want to eat them in their natural state unless you favor extremely tart flavors!
In order to make cranberries palatable, adding sweetener to any cranberry recipe is a must, so I’m offering my recipe for Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Muffins for the Holiday season. Hope you’ll enjoy them!