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Banana Bread with Cherry Republic Dried Cherries

Posted by bob on 3rd Mar 2014

Ingredients: 2 cups white or whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 cup Cherry Republic Dried Cherries, chopped 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 large egg whites 1 large egg 1 1/2 cup (from 4 medium bananas) ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk 3 tablespoon vegetable oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ...

KaBOB's Spicy Chicken Wings

Posted by bob on 16th Jan 2014

This is a great wing recipe based on what I am told is the original recipe from Buffalo.  We have given it our own local twist by using KaBob’s Kick’en Cherry Hot Sauce.  This is a quick and easy recipe with mild to medium heat.  You can spice it up to meet individual tastes. Ingredients: 1 bottle Cherry Republic KaBOB’s Kick’en Cherry Hot Sauce ½ cup butter (1 stick) 1 ½ T white Vinegar 1/ tsp Worcestershire Sauce ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper ¼ tsp Garlic Powder Salt to taste Peppe ...

Cherry Kale Chili Verde

Posted by bob on 16th Jan 2014

Chili is a very popular food Up North. It's perfect for cool summer evenings and those winter days that chill you to the bone. Glen Arbor even hosts an annual Chili Cookoff in February that brings together contestants from around the area. The varieties of chili are endless so we enjoy concocting our own recipes using our secret (well, not so secret) ingredient - cherries! This Cherry Kale Chili Verde was created by CR's own Jonathan O'Connor, a Cherry Ambassador in our Traverse City loca ...

Mini Cherry Pies

Posted by bob on 2nd Dec 2013

If you're looking for an easy, fun, home-made holiday gift idea, we have just the one for you. These individual cherry pies are baked in a small mason jar. You can give them unbaked and ready to bake or freeze, or you can bake them and give them ready to eat. All you need are the canning jars, a jar of Cherry Republic's Mamma Mary’s Cherry Pie Filling and a store-bought, rolled out pie crust. I bought my canning jars at Meijer, but you should be able to find them at any discount store like Wa ...

Classic Bread Dressing w/ Great North Fruit Mix

Posted by bob on 27th Nov 2013

Serves: 10 - 12 Ingredients: 4 T butter 1 ½ cups chopped onion 3 ribs celery - chopped 12 cups dried bread cubes 1- 12 oz bag Cherry Republic Great North Fruit Mix ½ cup fresh parsley - chopped 2 tsp poultry seasoning 3 T sage 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 ½ to 2 cups chicken or turkey stock   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly butter a  9 x 13 glass or ceramic baking dish. In a large skillet, melt the 4 T of butter over medium heat.   ...

Chocolate Cherry Berries Wine Cake Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

Chocolate Cherry Berries Wine Cake - Hidemi W. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Winner   Ingredients: 1 cup Cherry Republic’s Milk Chocolate Cherry Berries 1/2 cup Butter, at room temperature 6 tablespoons Granulated Sugar 2 Large Eggs, beaten 1 and 1/4 cups Unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Baking powder 2 teaspoons Cocoa powder 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 1/3 cup Red Wine (or Cherry Republic Cherry Red wine) Vanilla Frosting (or Cherry Republic Cherry Fud ...

White Cherry Chicken Chili Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

White Cherry Chicken Chili Recipe - Kara P. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Honorable Mention Ingredients: 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, boiled and shredded 2 16oz jars Cherry Republic Cherry Salsa (mild, original, hot, or combination) 48oz low-sodium chicken broth 48oz Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 1tsp cumin 1tsp garlic powder 16oz frozen corn niblets Mix all ingredients in large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Reduc ...

Cherry Lemonade Cupcakes w/ Lemon Chiffon Frosting Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

Cherry Lemonade Cupcakes with Lemon Chiffon Frosting - Rachel R. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Honorable Mention Cupcakes: 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup canola oil ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 large eggs, beaten Zest of one lemon ¾ cup Cherry Republic Cherry Jam, divided Frosting: 1 cup salted butter, softened 4 cups powdered sugar, sif ...

Cherry Fudge Pumpkin Cherry Cake Pops Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

Cherry Fudge Pumpkin Cherry Cake Pops - David W. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Honorable Mention Ingredients: 1 Cherry Republic Pumpkin Cherry Cake, cut into cubes, frozen 4oz Cream cheese, softened 1/2c Cherry Republic Cherry Fudge Sauce [plus additional sauce as needed if the mixture requires more moisture] 1/2c Powder sugar 1/4t Lavender 12oz White chocolate Lollipop sticks Colored sugar sprinkles In a bowl or food processor, crumble ...

Grandma's Simply Cherrific Tart Cherry Coffee Cake Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

Grandma’s Simply Cherrific Tart Cherry Coffee Cake - Cheryl M. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Honorable Mention Ingredients: 2 cans of Cherry Republic Ruby Red Morsels of Joy 1 box Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 5 tablespoons melted margarine (more if needed when making the topping) Follow the directions for the hot roll mix through step #4. Spread dough on greased cookie sheet. Drain cherries and spread over the dough. (Save the ch ...

Cherry Chutney Cheese Spread Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

Cherry Chutney Cheese Spread - Kaye K. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Honorable Mention Ingredients: 1/3 C. Cherry Republic Cherry Chutney 1Tbs. Cherry Republic Cherry Preserves 1 minced medium jalapeno pepper, plus seeds for desired heat 1 8oz. pkg. softened cream cheese 3/4 C. chopped Cherry Republic Sweet & Spicy Cherry Nut Mix 2Tbs. chopped Cherry Republic Dried Cherries Directions: Heat 1/3 C. cherry chutney, 1Tbs. cherry preserves and 1 minced jalapeno pepp ...

Chicken Alfredo w/ Cherries & Toasted Pecans Recipe

Posted by bob on 25th Oct 2013

Chicken Alfredo w/ Cherries & Toasted Pecans - Lauren F. Cherry Republic Fall Recipe Contest - Honorable Mention This dish comes together in a snap with great fall flavors of nutty pecans, sweet cherries, and creamy parmesan sauce.  It’s easy enough for weekday preparation, but special enough for a Sunday meal. Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 TBS butter 2 TBS olive oil ½ cup flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground pepper 1 ...

Simple Cherry Trifle Recipe

Posted by bob on 27th Sep 2013

    1 jar Mamma Mary's Cherry Pie Filling 1 jar Cherry Fudge Sauce 1 pre-made chocolate cake 1 box vanilla pudding mix. Follow directions on pudding mix box. Put chocolate cake of your preference on bottom of glass bowl. Spread pudding on top. Cover with 1/2 jar of Mamma Mary's Cherry Pie Filling. Drizzle with Cherry Fudge Sauce. Repeat steps to create a huge trifle! If not devouring right away, only warm fudge sauce for 10 seconds and chill until ready to serve. Before serving, ...