Holiday Tip: Add a festive touch to your parties or holidays by adding a colorful and appealing ice ring to your punch bowl. Simply fill a ring mold with some punch and fresh cranberries, freeze until solid, unmold and float the ice ring in the punch bowl.
Thanksgiving Corn Muffins - Corn muffin mix & Cranberry-orange spread or crushed cranberries _ Prepare corn muffins according to directions on package. Fill muffin pan half full. Add 1 teaspoon cranberry-orange spread or crushed cranberries. Drop more corn muffin batter on filling so that batter fills 3/4 of muffin pan. Bake according to package directions.
Thanksgiving Cranberry Jell-O Salad- Cook 1 package cranberries and 2 1/2 cups water until they pop. Add 2 cups sugar, 2 (3 oz.) packages of cherry Jello, 1 package miniature marshmallows and cook five minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add 1 cup diced apples, 1 cup diced celery and 1 cup nuts. Refrigerate. (This salad is better if made the day before use.)
Thanksgiving Yams 2 - Scrub well 4 or 5 medium sized yams and bake until done. Place unpeeled in a food processor or blender. Add: 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 - 1/3 c. thick almond milk. Blend until smooth but do not over blend. Place in casserole and warm in oven. Just before serving sprinkle over the top: 3/4 c. chopped fresh cranberries. The cranberries camouflage the small pieces of yam skin and their tartness complements the yam's sweetness.