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Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

Orange zest sprinkled over a stack of vegan gluten-free cranberry orange muffins

Picture this: It’s Thanksgiving morning, the pies are prepped, the holiday guests are still sleeping, and you have just enough time to whip up a batch of fresh muffins and enjoy a warm cup of [insert your favorite morning beverage] before the cooking marathon begins. Sounds dreamy, yeah?

These vegan, gluten-free cranberry orange muffins are IT, friends! They’re tender, zesty, and perfectly sweet with just the right balance of tart cranberries. Made in 1 bowl, they’re the ultimate treat for a bustling holiday morning or lazy weekend! Let us show you how it’s done!

Potato starch, fresh orange, frozen cranberries, maple syrup, almond flour, dairy-free milk, oat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, orange zest, avocado oil, vanilla, and flax meal

How to make cranberry orange muffins

These 1-bowl beauties start with flaxseed meal for structure plus dairy-free milk and avocado oil for the wet ingredients. While maple syrup adds natural sweetness, vanilla adds flavor, and orange zest and juice bring big citrus vibes!

Wet and dry ingredients in a glass bowl

For the dry ingredients, a combination of almond flour,

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Butter Pie Crust | The Recipe Critic

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This Butter Pie Crust is the most tender and flaky crust you’ll ever make! It’s made from just four ingredients and will make the perfect base for all of your pies this holiday season.

I love a good pie! In fact, it’s one of my favorite desserts. I like ’em every way! Cold, hot, baked, or no-bake, give me a pie and I’ll eat it! This also means I have tons of pie recipes you need to try out! You’ve got to try this classic Chocolate Pie, this “dump everything in a blender and bake” Impossible Pie, and this perfect for any occasion Fresh Strawberry Pie!

Butter pie crust in a pie pan unbaked.

All Butter Pie Crust

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE PIE! It’s the perfect dessert. And the perfect dessert

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Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad – Minimalist Baker Recipes

Platter of roasted cauliflower salad with pistachios, parsley, and roasted red onion

Into making veggies delicious and exciting? This roasted cauliflower salad does just that! Flavors and textures abound with smoky + zesty spices, sweet roasted red onions, crunchy pistachios, and tart pomegranate molasses.

It’s a show-stopping side inspired by Ottolenghi. Perfect for the holiday table, but also easy enough to throw together on a weeknight. Just 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done!

Pistachios, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, maple syrup, salt, lemon, cumin, cardamom, red onion, parsley, and cauliflower

This VIBRANT cauliflower salad begins with roasting cauliflower with red onion for sweetness and olive oil for richness. While salt adds flavor, ground cumin and cardamom bring a Middle Eastern-inspired flair.

Using a spoon to add olive oil to a baking sheet of cauliflower florets, red onion, and spices

After roasting the veggies until tender with crispy edges, we season with lemon zest and juice for brightness and maple syrup for sweetness.

Squeezing lemon juice over roasted cauliflower and red onion

Final garnishes include parsley for freshness, pistachios for crunch, and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses for a tart finish that brings it all together. Look

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Turkey Seasoning | The Recipe Critic

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Look no further for the BEST turkey seasoning recipe you will ever make! The combination of herbs and spices in this rub will flavor your turkey to perfection and it will be your go-to turkey rub.

All the classic herbs and spices of Thanksgiving dinner are packed into one perfect blend for your bird! Your turkey will take on the most amazing flavors. I love adding flavorful seasonings to make any meat or poultry taste incredible. Try this baked chicken, this delicious chicken recipe, or my favorite air fryer pork chops for tasty seasoned meat.

Top view of turkey seasoning in a small white bowl with a wooden spoon inside and tan kitchen towel next to the bowl.

Turkey Rub

This turkey rub is a combination of aromatic dried herbs and savory spices. I love the blend of thyme, rosemary, and sage because they are all meant to be together on a turkey.

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Between the Sheets Cocktail Recipe

Get your mind out of the gutter! The Between the Sheets Cocktail is a sophisticated sipper that you can order at a fancy bar or craft at home with just a handful of ingredients. Follow our easy recipe if you prefer the latter option.

Between the Sheets Cocktail Up Close

The Between the Sheets cocktail caught our eye for two reasons.

First, there’s no denying that this cocktail’s moniker demands attention. We thirsted to know what was in such a provocatively named drink. Knowing those ingredients led us to our second reason – cognac.

We’re always looking for ways to multi-purpose liquor. We’d previously bought a bottle of cognac to craft Vieux Carré cocktails and later used it to craft Brandy Alexanders. The Between the Sheets cocktail became our third cognac cocktail crafted with the same bottle.

True Confession
We don’t just craft cocktails with cognac. Sometimes we sip it on the rocks.

What Is the

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