Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Cranberry Salad

I've made my fair share of cranberry salad recipes through out the years and this Christmas Cranberry Salad is my favorite so far. It is so creamy with a great balance of sweet and tart from the cranberries. I absolutely loved it, as did my family.

The pecans in this recipe are optional and I did end up skipping them. I think it is a mouthfeel preference but I wanted this salad to be primarily creamy and light without the crunch of nuts. I still think it would be delicious with them though. If you use the nuts please be sure to let me know what you thought!

Perfectly sweet and light, a must have on any holiday plate, whether it be for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. Really any holiday or special occasion. Can you tell I love this delicious salad? Enjoy!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Boursin Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Boursin Mashed Potatoes are a recipe I've made over the years but I just never got around to posting here. Wait no longer! These creamy potatoes are luxurious and delicious, combining buttery mashed potatoes with Boursin cheese and sour cream. Great for Thanksgiving and easy enough to make year round. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cranberry Apple Orange Raspberry Pineapple Relish

My goodness, that is quite the name, isn't it? As so you can see, this Cranberry Relish recipe is packed with all sorts of fruits. It is a wonderful blend of sweet and tart, with a bit of crunch from the apples and smoothness from the raspberry gelatin that binds it all together.

I typically make a new cranberry sauce recipe every year for Thanksgiving, but I think this one is going to be a staple from here on out. A taster of this recipe noted that it was delicious enough to eat all on its own. Cranberry Relish is wonderful with roasted turkey and chicken. It can be made two weeks ahead of time which is great for those of us who like to get an early start on holiday cooking.

The original recipe from Amanda's Cookin' calls for 1 cup of chopped pecans which I omitted to suit our tastes. If you choose to add those, add them just before you add in the raspberry gelatin and stir to combine. Enjoy!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is a favorite at our house. I have no shame in posting this delicious recipe that uses not only canned cream soup but also French-fried onions. It is delicious and Thanksgiving just isn't the same without it. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Table 2016

Recipes coming soon!

Thanksgiving Menu 2016:
  • Oyster Dressing
  • Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Dressing
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Boursin Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Marshmallow Fluff
  • Cranberry Apple Raspberry Relish
  • Pumpkin Roll
  • Brown Sugar Apple Pie 
  • Turkey (not pictured, just a basic turkey basted with some melted butter)
  • Plain Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole (not pictured, previously posted here)
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Apple Cider with Pear Brandy

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Cookies

Cherry and almond are a classic flavor combination that I happen to adore. These chewy Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Cookies would be adorable on any cookie tray and as a bonus, they are super simple to make.

I opted to use an easy melting vanilla almond bark for the topping just to simplify things. I love using almond barks as they are almost impossible to scorch in the microwave. Besides that, if you are dipping things such as Cherry Oreo Truffles, the melted bark stays melted for a long time, unlike actual chocolate.

Enjoy! If I am not able to post again this week, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!