While I'm a fan of the classic margarita most days, during November, I like to enjoy its Thanksgiving-themed cousin, the cranberry margarita. It's surprising how much the addition of cranberry juice changes the flavor of the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice cocktail. It's festive, familiar, but potent with a rich autumnal hue. Shake and serve straight up, or pour over ice, like I did. To check out the recipe, which is perfect for a party, read more
While it's easy enough to cut open a can of cranberry jam or jelly, this recipe is almost too easy to pass up, plus it's likely to be gobbled up lickety-split during the Thanksgiving feast.
No fussing with pectin, no need to add lemon. The only ingredients are sugar and frozen cranberries.
Heat the two ingredients over the stove top until the cranberries break down and the sugar dissolves.
Some people prefer a whole fruit jam, but when it comes to cranberry, I like to blend it up into a puree. There's no sieve involved here. Just return the blended cranberries back to the stove and cook until thickened.
Jar it up for later use as an edible gift (trust us, the host or hostess will thank you!) or for your own Thanksgiving feast. The jam tastes incredible slathered in turkey sandwiches or even piped into jelly doughnuts.
Cranberry dressing is a holiday table staple, but it's so divine that you shouldn't have to limit yourself to just a little bit of berry bliss. If you can't get enough of cranberry flavor, lip glosses like The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm ($8) and Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Cranberry ($6) give you a hint of color and a splash of tart berry flavor. If, on the other hand, you're more a fan of the invigorating tartness of cranberry-scented goodies, bath products like Burt's Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub ($13) and Greenland Shower Gel ($11) will get you clean and leave you softly scented all day.
This cranberry chocolate cheesecake is sure to stun and impress. It's absolutely amazing. The crust consists of crushed chocolate wafer cookies that are laced with cinnamon, the filling is a classic and incredibly creamy vanilla cheesecake, and the topping is a fruity, tart, and sweet cranberry syrup. If you're a cheesecake lover, this dessert is a must make. Get the make-in-advance recipe after the jump.
Keep things uncomplicated and bake an oyster dressing with bacon and hot sauce outside of the bird. It's spicy, bready, and deliciously briny. Whip up a batch of mashed potatoes loaded with sour cream and white cheddar cheese. Finally, round out the menu with a bourbon-cranberry compote. It's the perfect sweet-tart accompaniment to succulent turkey. To be inspired by this collection of curated recipes, keep reading.
Here, tender anjou pear slices add intrigue to a classic cosmopolitan for an ultrasmooth sip and a mellow yet lingering finish. Serve it to guests at a Fall function, and leave them wondering what makes your cosmo so special. For a recipe that's very right now, keep reading.
When you move to the table, serve a sherried kabocha soup with spiced pepitas as the first course. A bay and lemon brined turkey is the main event, while scalloped yukon gold and sweet potato gratin, Brussels sprouts with vinegar-glazed red onions, shiitake mushroom and herb stuffing, and roasted cranberry sauce are the scrumptious sides. To get a look at these savory and seasonal recipes, please keep reading