I love have always loved the phrase, "food for thought." I recently thought how nice it would be to offer food with thought, so over the holiday season (maybe longer if it goes well) I will be posting a family recipe with most of my posts and reflecting on the ones that bring back happy memories in honor of my mother and the wonderful holiday traditions she created in the kitchen. The recipe that first comes to mind when I think of helping in the kitchen for the holidays is my mother's cranberry salad, made from fresh (Ocean Spray) whole cranberries. I now live in an area that grows cranberries for Ocean Spray...such wonderful irony. Ingredients: 1 - 16 oz. can crushed pineapple 1 lb. marshmallows (cut into pieces and let stand overnight in ziploc bag) 1 lb. whole cranberries 2 cups sugar 2 cups whipping cream 1/2 Crushed walnuts (or your choice of nuts) Grind cranberries (we used to grind ours with an old turn-handle meat grinder but you can also use
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