Cranberry Spiced Cider

I just love warm cidery drinks. They don't leave me as heavy and calories down like I feel after a cup of hot chocolate (don't get me wrong there are many times when a frothy hot cocoa is calling my name too), I just feel warmed and refreshed. It's even better when a blanket and or book (or my favorite TV show hehe ) is involved. My cute friend, who is also gave me this cranberry salsa recipe to share, made this Cranberry Cider for a church event last Thanksgiving. The other day when I was making this for an … [Read more...]

Homemade Orange Cranberry Home Fragrance

This year getting neighbor gifts out the door turned out to be a challenge...and truth be told they still haven't been delivered.  The day after Thanksgiving I gave birth to the my second child - another perfect little boy.  He arrived a few weeks early, so all of the last minute items I had planned on doing before his birth either got pushed to the back of the list or simplified.   Because I'm sleep deprived and too busy staring at a perfect little baby face - I knew I would never get a baked good out the door - … [Read more...]

Cranberry Salsa

A group of us girls had a lil' party to attend & we were all bringing an appetizer to share. I casually asked Lyns what she was making for her appetizer.... "Cranberry Salsa" is what she said. Cranberry Salsa? In my mind I'm picturing something like Costco's Mango Salsa. Chopped tomatoes, peppers, and...some.... err.... like boiled cranberries? I was kind of at a loss as to what on earth cranberry salsa could be. A week later, I am at the party,  with a plate full of food, I'm feeding my face when I think- OH! … [Read more...]