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Sparkling Cranberry Sweet Tea is the perfect holiday drink for the entire family! And it’s made with Milo’s Tea so you know it’s delicious!

You. Guys.

Thanksgiving is a week from today. I saw on Instagram that Christmas is less than 40 days away. Is that true?! Are we ready? I’m not. I mean, my house is decorated for Christmas because I am me but I haven’t even thought about Thanksgiving.

I’ve been annoying my children with “What should I make?! Are you sure we need green bean casserole? What if we skipped the mashed potatoes and just did sweet potatoes?” questions nonstop though and the only definitive answers they’ve given me is that they want 3 different kinds of pie and this Sparkling Cranberry Sweet Tea that I made last week.

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Cranberry Brie Bites – a quick and easy holiday appetizer! Melted brie and cranberry sauce in crisp phyllo cups with candied walnuts on top!

Cranberry Brie Bites - a quick and easy holiday appetizer! Melted brie and cranberry sauce in crisp phyllo cups with candied walnuts on top!

I can’t even believe we’re weeks away Thanksgiving. You guys, how did this happen?!

I feel like I’m behind on planning everything – have you figured out your menu yet?

I forever have that problem where I have so many recipes I want to try but I also want to make all the holiday classics and there’s just not enough room on my table for everything and it’s just me and my 3 boys so it’s not like we need a ton of food.

I do have desserts figured out which, you know, is the most important part.

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Cranberry Pecan Muffins

Heeeey guys! I made us muffins for breakfast!

Are you a cranberry person? I feel like I became a cranberry person this year. Almost every post I’ve put up in the last month has had cranberries in it. And I’ve never cared about cranberries before. I still have a few bags in the freezer though so expect a couple more posts.

And then when I run out of those, we’ll move onto dried cranberries and cranberry juice!


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Cranberry Macadamia Nut Fudge - make this easy fudge recipe for your holiday party or cookie swap!

Happy Monday, y’all!

The holiday weekend flew by, right? I’m not ready for today! I need a few more days of doing nothing!

But the good news is that we can officially move onto holiday treats now! Yaaaaay!

So tell me, do you stick with the same holiday treats every year or do you switch it up and try new things?

I usually do a mixture of both. I always make my crockpot candy, my almond bark drop cookies, the cranberry orange cookies, and my mom’s snack mix. And then I always try a couple new recipes.

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For this week’s Thirsty Thursday theme, we went with… CRANBERRY! Just this week I spotted fresh cranberries at my grocery store so it’s perfect timing.

This Frozen Cranberry Margarita is a great recipe for Thanksgiving or even the day after Thanksgiving because it uses canned cranberry sauce! Weird, right? So if you’re left with an extra can of the stuff, you can definitely do something besides cover a turkey sandwich with it.

Between all the tequila and the tart cranberry sauce, this drink has quite a kick. In a good way! Those frozen margarita mixes can be way sweet so those two together keep the drink from hurting your teeth.

Make sure you check out what Nicole made!

One year ago: Pork Milanese
Two years ago: Mother’s Day Pancakes
Three years ago: Focaccia

Frozen Cranberry Margarita
adapted from Southern Living, October 2007
  • 1 10-oz. can frozen margarita mix
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  1. Put margarita mix, tequila, cranberry sauce, triple sec, and lime juice in blender. Fill with ice to 5-cup lever. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.