Merry Berries

It’s the most wonderful time of year, filled to the brim with making memories and lots of good cheer!

Celebrate the season with these quick and easy, yet beautiful, holiday celebration menu items that will leave your guests wondering how in the world you do it all.

“Oh, it’s nothing,” you’ll say.

And with a little bit of effort, it will really seem like nothing at all.

My Holiday Sangria is fruity, delicious and just about the most festive thing you’ll see all season. By utilizing Granny Smith apples and vibrant red cranberries, it is everything that is wonderful about color-coordinating your beverages with the season. And let’s face it, our temperatures haven’t dictated that we need all that much hot chocolate, and who knows if we’ll be left to ring in the New Year in shorts.

Speaking of cranberries, my homemade Cinnamon CranApple Sauce has become my new favorite thing. Originally created to replace the jiggly canned cranberry that my husband insists on having during every holiday meal, I have had so much fun blending it into just about everything.

CranApple Bread for Christmas morning? You can find that recipe here. CranApple Breakfast Biscuits? Oh yes, I made those too. The highlight, however? These CranApple Brie Bites. Using the delicious sauce as a topping for some store-bought French bread crostini along with a bit of Brie and a pecan for garnish. It’s a ridiculously simple yet elegant addition to your holiday table or even a New Year’s Eve party.

Happy holidays from my kitchen to yours! I am so grateful to have spent another year with you and look forward to what we’ll cook up next.

Holiday Sangria

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