Butternut Squash with Spiced Cider | Swirls and Spice

Butternut Squash with Spiced Cider: A Side Dish for All Seasons

Cubes of butternut squash braised in apple cider and one simple spice make a very fine side dish.  It’s an easy enough side to accompany roast chicken on a weeknight or weekend.  And with so much flavor and minmal oven time, this variation of squash can easily earn a place on your holiday table as well. Instead of potatoes or rice, why not try butternut squash as a … Continue reading Butternut Squash with Spiced Cider: A Side Dish for All Seasons

Sweet Potato Rice Pudding

This sweet potato rice pudding is pure creamy comfort on a plate.  And it’s perfect for a crowd.  Those who are sensitive to gluten and dairy will appreciate that they can enjoy it right along with everyone else. Nothing says comfort food like my mom’s baked Swedish rice pudding.  One of the earliest recipes I shared here at Swirls and Spice was Custard-Style Baked Rice Pudding, which is her recipe, … Continue reading Sweet Potato Rice Pudding

Cranberry Lemon Muffins | Swirls and Spice

Cranberry Lemon Muffins

Lemon and fresh cranberries pair beautifully to create tender, tart-and-sweet muffins that are just as fitting for breakfast as they are for the dinner table.   These quick-to-disappear muffins are something I want to make for Thanksgiving too, which is coming very soon here in Canada.  Then I plan to make them again for American Thanksgiving in November.  Another batch or two will be gobbled down in between the … Continue reading Cranberry Lemon Muffins

Jane’s Cranberry Salsa

Today we are graced with a recipe for cranberry salsa, just in time for parties and holiday celebrations.  With Grey Cup parties and American Thanksgiving happening in November, and Christmas next month, sweet and tangy homemade salsa is a winning appetizer option.  Cranberry salsa would also make a perfect host or hostess gift for any upcoming get together. This recipe comes from a dear friend from … Continue reading Jane’s Cranberry Salsa