Saturday, October 22, 2011

{Sparkling cranberries}

Every year around Thanksgiving & Christmas time, My mother in law makes a very yummy treat. She makes Sugared cranberries. They are to die for! The perfect mixture of tart & sweet. I always look forward to them every year. This year, william & i got  the hankering for them a little early & decided to try & make them ourselves. They turned out pretty yummy! {Not near as yummy as my mother in laws though :) } 

Sparkling Cranberries
1. In a small pot, combine your 2 C of water & 2 C of sugar. Heat until all sugar is dissolved
2. Pour 2 cups of cranberries in a heat safe container
3. pour your hot sugar water over the cranberries.
4. Cover the container & place in the fridge over night.
5. The next day, drain the sugar water from the container. 
{You can save this if you want & use it as a sweetener for tea}
6. pour your cranberries into a bowl with lots of sugar. I dont have an exact measurement. we just kind of put as much sugar as we thought looked good :) 
7. Toss the cranberries in the sugar, trying to coast every single one with a thin layer of sugar. 

8. Pour your sugared cranberries onto a pan or another surface to dry for about 2 hours. 
9. Place your sparkling cranberries in a bowl, & enjoy! They are delicious :) 

Happy Saturday! 


  1. Hi! If found your blog via Pinterest and just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed looking around. I especially like the recipes and the DIY projects. It looks like the two of you are off to a fine start with your happy family.

  2. Hey there. i found your blog through Pinterest too- love your projects! Totally following you :) And congrats on your little one coming soon!

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  3. Bonita & beckaboots, Thank you so much for the kind words :) We will definitely be adding more DIY projects & recipes soon! Once we find more time... life is getting kind of crazy lately!! :) But thanks again for your sweet words & for following!

  4. I know I'm a little late, but congratulations on your sweet bundle that you'll soon have! I ran across your blog by seeing your tree skirt on Pinterest. Love it!