Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Wishes and Treats

And I do hope your Thanksgiving was stuffed with Happiness!

This little box was stuffed with some holiday sweets.  I made my spice cookies a little smaller than normal in order to fit it.  Stacked and wrapped four cookies and then threw in a few Hershey Kisses.

I stamped the flower on three of the sides and the sentiment you see on the front.  I tied some raffia on the handle and these were sent to the secretaries in our school district.  

Last night I came across a recipe for pumpkin cranberry butter on Pinterest that originated at Athletic Avocado.  Last year I had picked up some delicious cranberry butter at Trader Joe's but I couldn't find it this year.  And being that I had just opened a large can of pumpkin and only used a portion of it for my pumpkin roll dessert, had a bag of cranberries in the fridge, and it looked quick and easy I decided to make this this morning.  (I do admit that I did not have any honey in the house, but HWNSNBP was going out to the store for our fresh vegetable so he was also able to pick up a jar of honey.)

Cranberries are so pretty aren't they?

The recipe calls for:  
1 cup of frozen cranberries (mine were not frozen)
3 tbsp. of honey
1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
1/2 tbsp. of cinnamon (I used way less than this because I was looking for tartness)

Put the cranberries and honey in a sauce pan and heat them for 7-10 mins. until they are saucy.

Yes, saucy.

Add the butter and cinnamon and continue to heat for 5 more minutes whilst stirring.

When cooled put it in a container and refrigerate.

We had biscuits with dinner and I tried the butter on one but found the biscuits a little too salty to go along with the tartness.  I think that it will be great on scones though and can't wait to give that a try this weekend.


  1. I just came across your pumpkin roll recipe the other day! I hope you enjoyed it, and all the rest of the Thanksgiving treats. Love your cranberry photo!! I picked up my first bags of fresh cranberries yesterday.


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