Orange and Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce recipeThe orange and red wine combined with the cranberries in this cranberry sauce recipe is a flavor sensation. Delicious with turkey and other poultry. This is nice to make in advance and keeps in the refrigerator for a week or freeze.

Serves 8


12 oz (340 g.) cranberries
1 1/2 cups (288 g.) white sugar
3/4 cup (177 ml.) Merlot
1 cinnamon stick
Zest of 1 of orange, then quarter the orange
|pinch of ground cloves


Combine all the ingredients in the roaster and stir so everything is blended and submerged. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours until the berries have popped.

Remove the roaster from the Sunflair®, and remove the oranges and cinnamon stick. Let cool at room temperature or refrigerate.

Serve chilled or room temperature with poultry.


Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore recipeTry this chicken cacciatore recipe and be amazed. Tastes like it came straight from the Old Country.

serves 4 – 6


One 24-ounce jar (680 g.) marinara sauce, or about 3 cups (630 g.) homemade marinara sauce
1 medium yellow onion, cut into chunks
1 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1½-inch chunks
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and 6 chicken drumsticks
6 ounces (170 g.) fresh mushrooms, quartered
2 tablespoons (12 g.) flour, optional
2 tablespoons (30 ml.) water, optional
3 tablespoons (44 ml.) dry white wine, optional


Layer half of the tomato sauce and all of the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and chicken in the enamelware roaster. Sprinkle mushrooms on top of the chicken and cover with the remaining tomato sauce. Optional thicker sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together flour and wine until smooth. Pour the sauce over the chicken and mushrooms.   Cover and cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through, (3-4 hours). The chicken will add some of its own juices to the dish.

Serve over rice or pasta with a green salad and a nice glass of wine.

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Applesauce Walnut Cake

applesauce cake recipeThis applesauce cake recipe is a tasty winner without being overly sweet. I remember my grandmother serving applesauce cake when we would visit.

Cook Time: 2 1/2 Hours

Serves 6

Dry ingredients

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 almond milk (buttermilk, milk, etc.)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg

1/2  cup walnuts, chopped

Top with:

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Crème fraîche for serving

Grease the bottom and sides of the roaster with butter.

In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In a small bowl mix wet ingredients. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until fluffy. Stir in the walnuts. Spread the batter evenly in the roaster. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours.

Remove roster from the Sunflair®. PLace a a rack and remove lid to cool for 30 minutes before removing. Run a knife around the sides and lift out with a spatula. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and add a dollop of crème fraîche.

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Beer Chicken Wings

Beer Chicken Wings RecipeCook time: 1 1/2 – 2 hrs
This awesome beer chicken wings recipe is perfect for parties or tailgating.


5 to 10 wings or drumsticks (to fill 3/4 of collapsible pot)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4 cup beer

*Double ingredients for large roaster

Arrange chicken in bowl. Mix the other ingredients together, drizzle over chicken, cover with lid and cook until tender.

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Solar Oven Ribs

Southern Slow Cook Dry Rub
Cook time, 4-6hrs. 
Solar Oven RibsMouthwatering Solar Oven Ribs, cooked to perfection. This rub is great on everything from beef, chicken, lamb, pork, etc.

  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • 1 tsp (5g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp (10g) paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5g) cayenne pepper


Mix all ingredients in a separate bowl. Cut meat to fit in roaster. Rub the dry mix on the meat, cover and cook for 4-6hrs. Leave in longer if desired for extra tenderness.

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