Culinary Recipes

Apple Cranberry Upsidedown Cornmeal Cake December 08 2016

courtesy of Taste: A Cook's Place

  • 1 C fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed if frozen)
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples (peeled, cored, sliced into 1/4" wedges)
  • .75 C packed light brown sugar
  • 2 TBL McClary Bros. Michigan Cranberry
  • 1.5 TBL cornstarch
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1.25 C flour
  • .5 C fine ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • .25 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 1 C sugar
  • .75 C buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 10 TBL unsalted butter, melted; more for pan

Cream Topping:

  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 3 TBL sugar
  • 1 tsp vanialla
  • 1 TBL McClary Bros. Michigan Cranberry

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly butter a 9 inch round cake pan. Line with parchment paper, butter paper, set aside

2. In a large bowl, toss together cranberries, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, and zest. Set aside

3. In another large bowl whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs vanilla, almond extract, and melted butter. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine with a rubber spatula.

4. Pour the apple/cran mixture in the bottom of the cake pan. Spread in an even layer making sure the cranberries are evenly distributed. Pour cake batter on top and smooth out.

5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

6. For Cream topping: Beat Cream, sugar, vanilla with a mixer until soft peaks form. Add vinegar. Invery cake and serve with whipped cream.


Smoothie Operator July 26 2016

  • 1 lb spinach
  • 2 oranges, peel cut off
  • 2 sliced apples
  • 1 medium pineapple
  • 1 c blueberries
  • 1 c mixed frozen strawberries/blackberries/raspberries
  • 1/2-1c almond milk (to desired texture)
  • 1/4 c McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegar (any flavor)
  • 1 stalk of celery
Combine first two ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly. Add each ingredient, blended between each approx. 20-30 sec. Add almond milk and pulse until desired texture is achieved. Add vinegar before final blending. Serves 4.

Zingy Cranberry Vinaigrette January 27 2016

This dressing recipe is from our friends, John and Amy, at City Girls Soap

Add all ingredients together, whisk (or shake if using a bottle) until very well combined. Drizzle over your favorite salad combination!


McClary Bros. Vinaigrette December 15 2015

This dressing is so simple to make and can be drizzled on a bed of mixed greens, mixed in a tomato-garlic-basil mixture served on toasts for bruschetta, sprinkled over caprese salad, and so much more!

  • 1 part McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegar (use your favorite flavor or experiment with combinations of flavors)
  • 2 parts Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Sea Salt to taste
Vigorously whisk the ingredients in a small bowl (or shake in a closed bottle or plastic container) until well blended together and a smooth consistency is achieved. Soon the mixture will separate so mix again just before drizzling