Microwave Cinnamon Apples and Cranberries

Microwave Cinnamon Apples and Cranberries

Whenever the boys need a quick snack, my go to is always fruit.  They love it and it's quick, easy, and healthy.  Sometimes they want more of a dessert, but I don't want to whip up a big batch of cookies.  Microwave cinnamon apples is usually what I make for them, and all three of them devour it!  With the holidays here and cranberries in the stores, I wanted to try out a new spin on our old favorite!  

Ingredients for one serving:

  • one apple (I usually use Gala or Fuji)
  • 4-6 cranberries
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp honey, sugar, or maple syrup


  1. Peel, core, and cut apple into cubes.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and your choice of sweetener on top of cubed apple and cranberries in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Cover with a glass plate or microwave safe lid.
  4. Microwave for 3 minutes, or until apples and cranberries are tender.
  5. Serve by itself or with ice cream or homemade coconut whipped cream

Microwave Cinnamon Apples and Cranberries

This treat is great for after school, after dinner, or even while cozied up by the fire, watching a Christmas movie with your family.  Everyone will feel special and festive with this dessert!

February Shenanigans Giveaway Hop featuring Daddy Scrubs, Funny Face Cranberries, & Organa! {closed}

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Valentine's Day is officially over and now it's time for some SHENANIGANS!  Welcome to the FEBRUARY SHENANIGANS GIVEAWAY HOP, brought to you by Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!!
Enter to win prizes at all the blogs below from February 15 through February 28.  Good luck!
Here at Life With Captain Fussybuckets, we've got three great prizes from three great companies!
Daddy Scrubs is giving away a Bag O' Books!  Prize includes "I'm the Daddy" trunk bag and sunglasses, along with seven adorable "Daddy" books.  My boys have thoroughly enjoyed reading these books with Daddy.  It's such a sweet, special way for Daddy and Son to bond, through reading!  Daddy Scrubs makes great daddy to be gifts like the Bag O' Books.  My hubby really loves the "I'm the Daddy" stickers and trunk bag, and the sunglasses, too.  It's pretty cute how Daddies are so proud to BE daddies!  Hey, even new dads need some recognition!

Funny Face Cranberries has a FUN and DELICIOUS prize package for you!  My boys LOVE Funny Face Cranberries and they have really enjoyed the awesome stuff in this package.  They now have lunchbox sizes and you can purchase their great cranberry products from the new e-store!  (and they're also giving away an iPad on their Facebook page, so check it out.)
Organa Kids has a DVD  of the new "Iris The Happy Professor" to give away, too!  My boys still watch their Organa Kids DVDs.  They're sweet, musical, educational, fun, and different because they come from all over the world.  "Iris The Happy Professor" was no different, the boys love Iris!  Professor Iris is a fun science teacher who teaches science with creativity.
Giveaway has ended and Nikki L. is the lucky winner!


Wordless Wednesday: Ah, Cranberries

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Delicious Cranberry Recipes

I have decided that cranberries are my absolute favorite fruit. I just love them, whether it's jellied cranberries at Thanksgiving, dried cranberries in a salad, or cranberries in desserts. They're sweet and tangy and just delicious! My boys also have a love of cranberries and between the both of them, they can go through a bag of dried cranberries very quickly!  With cranberries being in season now, I wanted to share some yummy cranberry recipes with you!

cranberry recipes

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Soda

Dried Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Banana Muffins

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

Cranberry Jellies Candy (made with cranberry juice)

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Pork Roast

and….here is my version of my sister-in-law's recipe for Cranberry Apple Casserole:

4 cups of peeled and chopped apples (about 3 large)

2 cups fresh cranberries washed and drained well

2 TBLS flour

1 cup sugar

In large mixing bowl, mix apples and cranberries with the 2 Tbls flour to coat.  Add the sugar and mix well.  Pour into a greased 9 X 13 casserole dish.

cranberry apple casserole


3 pkts cinnamon and spice instant oatmeal OR one cup of steel cut or regular oats and a couple of dashes of cinnamon

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup flour

1 cup chopped pecans (or more if you prefer)

1 stick melted butter

Mix the oatmeal, brown sugar, flour and chopped pecans well.  Add melted butter and stir until all moist and blended.  Spoon on top of the apple cranberry mixture.

cranberry apple casserole

Bake uncovered in 350 oven until bubbly…about 30-45 minutes.