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Thanksgiving Recipe-Perfect and Easy Cranberry Sauce!

homemade cranberry sauce

 

Hello, precious readers!!  Make sure you check out all of my Thanksgiving recipes!  I have “How to Brine a Turkey” that tells you how to make the most delicious and moist turkey ever!  I have “Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes“!  They are incredibly creamy and buttery!!  I also have “Juliana’s Turkey and Dressing“.  What is Thanksgiving without the dressing??  I will also have a green bean recipe coming soon, but today I want to share this incredible Cranberry Sauce with you!  It is delicious and makes your kitchen smell divine!  Pour it right over the dressing, if you like.  Enjoy, dear readers!!

Ingredients:

1 cup water                               

 1 cup white sugar                               

1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries                               

1 orange, peeled and pureed                               

1 apple – peeled, cored and diced                              

1 pear – peeled, cored and diced                               

 1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit                               

1 cup chopped pecans                               

 1/2 teaspoon salt                             

 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon                               

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in cranberries, pureed orange, apple, pear, dried fruit, pecans, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.

 

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Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato casserole

 

With fall here and Thanksgiving fast approaching my mind has been on my Thanksgiving menu!  My mother and I cook for 4 days prior to the big day, and the smells and tastes are out of this world!!  This particular dish is one of the easier ones.  This is a treat the whole family looks forward to.  It is perfect with turkey or ham.  It is also great for potluck!  Enjoy!!

Ingredients:

 1 large can (13 ounces) sweet potoatoes
 1 cup white sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring
2 eggs, well beaten
Topping:
1 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/3 cup flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
Directions:
Heat potatoes until boiling; drain and mash.  Add sugar, salt, butter, eggs.  Blend well.  Add milk, vanilla, lemon flavoring, and nutmeg.  Place in a buttered baking dish.  Sprinkle topping over the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Enjoy!!

 

 

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Give Thanks Unto the Lord for He is Good!

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim that He has redeemed them from the hand of the foe 3 and has gathered them from the lands— from the east and the west, from the north and the south.

4 Some[a] wandered in the desolate wilderness, finding no way to a city where they could live. 5 They were hungry and thirsty; their spirits failed[b] within them. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He rescued them from their distress. 7 He led them by the right path to go to a city where they could live. 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for all humanity. 9 For He has satisfied the thirsty and filled the hungry with good things.

Bring it on!  Today is Thanksgiving for our family.  I will stuff myself with turkey and dressing, candied sweet potato casserole, cracker salad, and the list goes on for a mile!  Then I will say what I do every year as I plop into the recliner, “I NEVER want to see food again for the rest of my life!!”  Two hours later, I will be perusing the dessert bar at my mother’s asking when is supper!  Our family will all be together saying and doing the same things!

We are blessed.  I count my blessings as the love of a family, all of us being together, but most of all God being present in our home and lives!  I am thankful Jesus paid a high price for us just to have us!  I am thankful that everyday I can say thank you for the best things in life that are irreplaceable….my loved ones! 

Our family is growing and I am thrilled about that!  This year one new one and next year, well who knows?  I have decided, in my life, everyday is Thanksgiving, not just a month out of the year!  God thinks of me everyday….the least I can do is appreciate Him for it!

Blessings in abundance, dear reader!  Happy Thanksgiving, no matter day you choose to celebrate it on!


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