Cranberry Sauce

If there’s something every Thanksgiving table needs it’s cranberry sauce! What better addition to your turkey than the tart perfection that it is that little red berry. Contrary to what you may think it’s actually quite easy to make, too! This simple, clean recipe uses just three simple ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes!

This recipe also makes the perfect topping for my Cranberry Turkey Meatloaf and as the perfect tart layer for my Cranberry Orange Crumb Bars!

Helpful tips:

  • You can use fresh or frozen whole cranberries for this recipe. Note, that if using frozen you’ll have to simmer for a few additional minutes.
  • If your need a little more sweet rather than tart you can adjust the amount of maple syrup. However I suggest adding by the tablespoon until you reach your desired taste.
  • If you like a bit chunkier sauce only mash about half of the berries. Leaving some while gives this sauce a great texture and a more “homemade” appeal!
  • For a larger ground simply double the recipe!

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Cranberry Turkey Meatloaf

If you’ve made my meatloaf recipe and enjoyed it then you’re going to LOVE this one! It’s similar to my everyday recipe but with a seasonal twist. This is a perfect swap for a Thanksgiving Turkey if you’re not feeding a huge crowd and/or just want the holiday flavors without the time/mess on a weeknight. My homemade three ingredient cranberry sauce is the perfect topping that adds a balance of tartness but also makes this meal visually stunning! Continue reading “Cranberry Turkey Meatloaf”

Maple Pecan Butternut Squash Casserole

I’m usually not one to post more than one new recipe a week cause #momlife but I made a simplified Thanksgiving dinner the other night complete with the yummiest of sides and just had to share! Continue reading “Maple Pecan Butternut Squash Casserole”

Pot Pie Soup

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It’s been a while, like a long while, since I did a post on something a bit beyond just my recipes. Partly, because I haven’t felt very inspired to write. When life gets busy, as it usually does, I don’t often find the extra time to sit down and collect my thoughts. Also partly because I realize opening up and offering my thoughts or opinions on life is not everyone’s cup of tea. Well, I don’t intend to be everyone’s cup of tea, just my own. And currently my tea of choice is a warm cup of “being in the moment”. Continue reading “Pot Pie Soup”