Something to sweeten the deal…

There’s a great debate on our hands people, you’re either one way or another. You either drench your Thanksgiving plate in gravy or cranberry sauce. Take a stand. 🙂 Myself, I choose to be on the cranberry sauce side which is actually surprising to me because I often choose salty over sweet. I think the reason cranberry sauce has my allegiance is because cranberries have that perfect marriage of bitter and sweet that I can’t help but surrender to.

I know that it seems so much easier to just open a can or pop open a jar of this delicacy but please for your taste buds’ sake do yourself a favor and spend the 15 minutes or so to make your own this holiday season, it’s mind-blowingly simple. You’ll thank me later.

Cranberry Sauce

Yields: Slightly less than 2 Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 lb. fresh cranberries washed and dried
  • 2 Cups Organic Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp ground Allspice
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground Ginger
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced


  1. In a medium-sized pot combine cranberries, sugar and water. Stir frequently and bring to a boil then reduce to simmer.
  2. Add cinnamon stick, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes and stir occasionally.
  3. Add the orange zest and juice, stir and cook before serving.

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Categories: Side Dishes

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