Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What Would You Do. . . with cranberries??

Once a month, Aubrey and I come together to ask, What would you do with. . . and then we Aubrey comes up with something awesome and we each do a recipe, a craft or a shopping trip!  96% of the time, we don't know what each other is doing until we read our posts!

Every now and then I come up with a pretty good idea, and this month I picked cranberries!  I lurve cranberries.  The tartness and the color make it perfect for the holiday season!

I'm not going to lie, I'm cheating a little bit with this post.  Not really doing anything new and I'm only telling you what I have done since business is booming and I'm a busy mama.

First, if you haven't done it before, you GOTTA try making your own cranberry sauce.  One year my brother made it from scratch instead of using a can and it's so good and so easy, I'll never go back. Click here for the recipe.

Second, cranberry salsa.  My aunt makes this all the time for our holiday parties and I LOVE it. 
1-12 oz pkg fresh cranberries
1/2 c sugar (or less)
1 medium jalapeno (be careful!  This is sometimes too hot for me, depending on the heat of that particular jalapeno, so maybe start with less if you're sensitive to heat)
1 green onion
1-2 T fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp cumin
Put all ingredients into a food processor.  Process until mixture is coarsly chopped.  Store in fridge over night to blend.  Serve with cracker and cream cheese if desired.

I don't even like serving it with cream cheese (crazy because I love cream cheese!) because its just so fresh on its own.  Thanks to my aunt Linda for giving me this recipe.  What I love about it is the tangy flavor, it feels healthy and fresh (don't you just crave healthy and fresh after eggnog and like five brownies?) and its red and green.  Hello?  Christmas.

Next month, we're doing GINGERBREAD!!!!!  And I'm so excited because I have a really fun idea for it.  Join us.  Do a craft or recipe, write it up and link it up!  We love company.  ;)  

In the mean time, if you have a cranberry post to share with us, link it up baby!


  1. i want to try making the cranberry salsa. that would be perfect for a holiday party.

    1. Yes! It's my go to Christmas party recipe.

  2. the cranberry salsa sounds awesome


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