12 Ideas to Inspire You For the Holidays

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I’m excited to share 12 ideas to inspire you for the holidays!

Welcome to the first Fabulous Friday Link Party Blog Hop. The Fabulous Friday Link Party is a place for bloggers to link their best posts every Friday and potentially get featured the following week.

The Link Party has now extended its presence to some bloggers who link up regularly. Today the 6 Hosts and 6 Talented Bloggers are launching their 1st Fabulous Friday Blog Hop.

Follow along to see all of the amazing Christmas Entertaining Inspiration. All the links to the Hosts and their Featured Blogger Friends are at the end of the blog.

For our Christmas Entertaining Inspiration, I’m sharing a delicious 3 Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce recipe.

Years ago, I discovered this recipe and I make it every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is so delicious!


It is amazing on turkey, dressing/stuffing, and even served on top of cream cheese or brie.

It makes a great addition to leftover turkey sandwiches after the holiday.

ingredients for homemade cranberry sauce oranges fresh cranberries

ingredients for homemade cranberry sauce

1 ½ bags cranberries (about 18 ounces)

1 cup sugar (more if you want it really sweet)

Zest of 1 orange

directions for homemade cranberry sauce

ingredients for homemade cranberry sauce oranges fresh cranberries and sugar

Rinse berries and discard any bad ones.  Lay out flat on a baking sheet

fresh cranberries on baking sheet with sugar over them

Cover with 1 cup sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees.

In 10-15 minutes the cranberries will begin to pop.  You will want to gently stir them and incorporate the sugar.  Spread the mixture back out and continue to cook. 

Stir about every 5 minutes until the berries are very soft and have all popped open.  This usually takes about 20 minutes total. 

Take them out of the oven, add grated orange zest to cranberry mixture and stir together.

homemade cranberry sauce on baking sheet

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

small bowl with homemade cranberry sauce bowl of oranges and sliced oranges beside it

small bowl with homemade cranberry sauce bowl of oranges and sliced oranges beside it

Easy 3 Ingredient Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This recipe for homemade cranberry sauce is so easy and delicious, and can be used on so many different things.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 18 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest 1 orange

Instructions
 

  • Rinse cranberries and discard any damaged ones.
  • Lay cranberries out flat on a baking sheet.
  • Cover berries with 1 cup sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees.
  • In 10-15 minutes the berries will begin to pop. You will want to gently stir them and incorporate the sugar.
  • Spread the mixture back out and continue to cook.
  • Stir about every 5 minutes until the berries are very soft and have all popped open. This usually takes about 20 minutes total.
  • Take them out of the oven and add grated orange zest to cranberry mixture and stir together.
  • Let cool, then store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Keyword cranberry sauce, sauce, spread

I hope you enjoy these 12 Ideas to Inspire You For the Holidays and get a chance to try this delicious “easy 3 ingredient homemade cranberry sauce” for your holiday events. You won’t be disappointed!

By the way, this makes a great gift for friends and neighbors during the holidays. Store in a cute jar, and tie with a pretty ribbon and gift tag.

Be sure and follow along to all of my friends Christmas Entertaining Ideas and Inspiration, by clicking the links at the bottom of each photo.


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small bowl with homemade cranberry sauce bowl of oranges and sliced oranges beside it

16 thoughts on “12 Ideas to Inspire You For the Holidays

  1. This looks so delicious Michele! My family loves cranberry sauce and it looks so easy to make your own. I definitely need to try this!

  2. I’ve never tried to make my own cranberry sauce, Michele, it always looked so intimidating. This looks totally doable though and I’m excited to try your recipe. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend, CoCo

  3. This cranberry sauce looks so delicious! I am going to make it next week! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! So happy to be part of this hop!

  4. Hi Michele! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so close! I always make my cranberry sauce on the stovetop, I never thought about baking them in the oven! I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it!

    1. Thanks Amy! It’s so yummy and easy to make! Happy Saturday!

  6. Michele,
    I’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce but this looks easy and I’ve pinned it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I hope you get a chance to try it out Rachel. So easy to make and delicious!

  7. Your post is perfect timing. I had my Thanksgiving menu set and my mother reminded me that I had forgotten cranberries. You saved my dinner! Thanks for a great post and a great blog hop. I was thrilled to be included! ~Missy

    1. Oh, I’m so glad it helped you out and hope you enjoy the homemade cranberry sauce! And we were so happy to have you join us!

  8. This sounds so delicious Michele and I love how easy it is.
    I cannot wait to try this. Pinned for my turkey dinner.

    1. Oh, good! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. This sounds and looks delicious, Michele! I’m hosting Thanksgiving next week, and I think I need to try this! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Oh, good1 I hope you get to try and you really enjoy it.

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