Bring on the Sauce, Homemade Cranberry Sauce


Creating the family’s recipe of homemade, chunky cranberry sauce is a favorite activity of mine; my mother was also willing to offer up her kitchen while I was on vacation in Colorado to make it happen. Of course, we had to add a healthy dose of orange Triple Sec to each jar we made, otherwise, it wouldn’t have that extra zing we all love! While I think the recipe is pretty common, it’s the special one we use at home becuase it turns out the best.

Naturally, Mom took the lead and I assisted, being the elf to Mrs. Claus, of course.

The homemade cranberry sauce is great on any poultry, with prime rib, and of, course, with leg of lamb.

A blustery blizzard in Wiggins, Colorado, a dream come true!


Wiggins, Colorado, blizzard

As you can hear and see in the short video I snapped/shot, the wind is really howling! It’s so cold, too and the icy winds bite at the skin. Yes, it’s blizzarding! Welcome to the cold and snowy Colorado plains! I also got my wish for Christmas, I witnessed a good snow fall and all was merry and white!

Thankfully, the blizzard did stop and I own plenty of warm wear to go out and play in the snow, a favorite past time of mine, while also getting to enjoy the warmt of the indoors, with hot cholate and games with family and friends.

We are playing Scattergories, Clobber, and card games, always a delight, no matter the weather!

No Bake Cookies–a holiday favorite of mine


It’s that time of year when homemade goodies are an essential. For me, I like to keep things easy and simple; I also like to share!

Here is the link to the recipe I used (and of course, I had to sample the goodies) I also substituted 1/2 the vanilla for almond infusion as it makes it so cheery! And a little music to help set the mood as you bake/cook/ enjoy the Season!

Don’t let it be a blue Christmas (or holiday in general). Twinkle all the way!


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