I may have gotten the love of cranberry from my family! I can never imagine a holiday meal without having cranberry sauce on the table. It has been a tradition for me and personally I love it! I always love making FRESH cranberry sauce because it is SO Easy and is WAY Better than eating the canned version. It is quick, easy and holiday dish favorite that is great to share!
- 1 cup (200 g) sugar
- 1 cup (250 mL) water
- 4 cups (1 12-oz package) fresh or frozen cranberries
- Optional Pecans, orange zest, raisins, currants, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.
1 Pour the cranberries in a colander and rinse and clean them. Go through and throw out any bad cranberries.’
2 Add water and sugar in the pan on high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
3 Add the cranberries to the pot and let them boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until most of the cranberries have burst.
4 Once the cranberries have burst you can leave the cranberry sauce as is, or dress it up with other ingredients. You can add a half a cup of chopped pecans with a few strips of orange zest.
You can also add raisins,currants, blueberries , cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice. I would only add a tiny sprinkle of spice to start and add as you go.
5 Remove your sauce from heat. Let cool completely and chill. Then place the sauce in the the refrigerator in a bowl. As it sits in the refrigerator it will thicken and become ready to eat!
With Christmas only one week away, it is time to start finalizing your Christmas plans if you haven’t already done so. Whether your traveling or hosting Christmas at your home, your thinking what to bring or make. Here is a recipe of sweetness of white chocolate with a splash of Candy Cane love. Guess what you only need 3 ingredients! Its that easy! So try this sweet treat and make some to share 🙂
- White Candy/Chocolate Coating
-Crushed Candy Cane
-Peppermint Bark or 12 drops pure peppermint extract (about 1/4 tsp)
1.) Melt the candy coating in the microwave very slowly.Start with 30 seconds and then stir.
2.)Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until melted. Add in 1/2 cup peppermint pieces or the peppermint extract.
3.)Stir until completely combined.
4.)Spread candy thinly out on wax paper and allow to cool.
5.)When it hardens then break candy into pieces. Its an amazing little treat that your guest can grab or you can wrap it up and give it to someone special!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
As we continue to gather through out the holiday season, it is always a debacle in trying to figure out what to make or bring to someone’s house. Whether it is your infamous food cake, succulent and savory sweet potato casserole or another dish, you always want to bring something EVERYONE will enjoy. Try this easy, sweet and delicious mini apple crisp pies. They are easy to make and amazing with a touch of ice cream!
- 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 12 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 4 cups peeled& chopped apples
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/4 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Caramel topping
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.)Spray your pan with non-stick butter spray
4.)In a medium size bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and add in butter SLOWLY with a spoon
5.)Evenly spread mixture to the 12 muffin cups. Press around the tin to make a cup formation.
6.) Bake for 5 minutes and let cool completely
7.) Finely the apples into little pieces.
8.)Mix apples, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl
9.)Bake in a baking dish for 15 minutes on 375 degrees, until apples are slightly softened
10.)Scoop a teaspoon or so of the apple mix and place on top of the graham cracker crust cups. Sprinkle any extra graham cracker on top of the apples
11.)Bake for 5 minutes on 350 & Let cool completely
12.) Drizzle with caramel topping
ENJOY THIS, THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Happy Holidays!
With the Holiday Season well underway and most people all across the country are decorating their homes and spaces. Whether it is a store bought decoration or DIY there are many things that you can do! This post is dedicated to cute and easy to make DIY Centerpieces that you can feature throughout your home. Here is some inspirations below! Happy Decorating!
Vase with Various Ornaments.
Wooden bowl with pinecones and a vase and candle in the middle.
Vase filled with your favorite mints and velcro letters
Fishbowl vase of mints and roses or your favorite flowers to top it off.