Cranberry Orange Relish

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Yesterday I shared my super easy and delicious cranberry brie bites– the perfect way to utilize leftover cranberry sauce.  Well, today I’m sharing another way to get the most out of all that leftover cranberry sauce.  And just like the cranberry brie bites, this cranberry orange relish contains only 3 ingredients.

The cranberry orange relish is perfect on Black Friday turkey sandwiches.  Get your shopping on, come home, make  a yummy turkey sandwich, and take a nap.  That’s my plan at least.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup mandarin oranges
1 cup cranberry sauce
1 Tablespoon Barefoot Sweet Red wine

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Add your cranberry sauce to a small mixing bowl.

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Cut the mandarin oranges into smaller pieces.

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Add the oranges to the cranberry sauce.

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Pour in the wine.  The wine gives the relish a nice little kick.

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Stir everything together.  Chill before serving.

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You can add a little bit of sugar if you want to sweeten it up a bit.  You can also substitute other fruit (pineapple or apple) for the mandarin oranges if you’re not a fan of them.

The sandwich I whipped up has cranberry orange relish, leftover turkey, spinach, and cream cheese.  Definitely a great combination.

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You can also utilize other Thanksgiving leftovers when making sandwiches.  Use leftover rolls or bread, leafy greens, turkey, and maybe you had some leftover cream cheese from that cheese ball you forgot to make.

3 ingredient cranberry orange relish!  The perfect recipe to use up that extra cranberry sauce!

Do you plan to get in on the Black Friday shopping madness?
What’s your favorite leftover turkey sandwich combination?

Stalk away!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Pocket Pies

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Thanksgiving is only days away!  You know what that means, right?  Leftovers.  Oh, yeah.  In honor of Thanksgiving leftovers, I’m sharing three recipes today through Wednesday that utilize leftovers.  Get excited because there’s some tasty deliciousness comin’ your way.

Today’s recipe is Thanksgiving leftovers pocket pies.  And I’m not kidding when I say these are ah-mazing.  I know I’m basically tooting my own horn here, but seriously, you have to make these.  It’s like a party in your mouth.

Now, the possibilities are endless when it comes to leftover combinations.  You can put whatever you think will sound good in your pocket pies– from brie and cranberry sauce to sweet potato casserole and turkey.  But for these specific Thanksgiving leftovers pocket pies I went with turkey, gravy, and stuffing.

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Here’s what you’ll need:
1 tablespoon butter
1 package Pillsbury crescent rolls
1/2 c. gravy
1 c. turkey
1 c. stuffing

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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll your crescent rolls.  Separate them into 4 rectangular sections (keeping 2 crescent rolls together).  Pinch the seam together where the two crescent rolls meet.

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On one end of the crescent roll dough, add the turkey.

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Spoon on some gravy.

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Top with stuffing.

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Fold the other end over the fillings.

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Use a fork to seal the dough around the filling on the three sides.

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Melt your butter and brush a little on top of each pocket pie.  Transfer pocket pies to baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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This recipe makes 4 pocket pies.  If you have a bigger family to feed simply double (or triple) the recipe.

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I paired the pocket pies with Barefoot Refresh Crisp White wine, which is a Chenin Blanc and Riesling combination.  I love the light taste and the slight fizz it has to it– it’s definitely a new favorite of mine.  I can’t wait to try the rest of the Refresh line.

Delicious and easy to make!

I will admit that these are best when eaten right after baking them.  They don’t reheat very well in the microwave– the dough gets mushy.  But, they do reheat pretty well in the oven.

So, do you think you’ll give these a try on Friday?
What filling combination do you think you’d go with?

Stalk away!

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Dare to DIY: be thankful

Alright, let’s get this party started!

I’m thrilled to be co-hosting with Decor and the DogMaybe Matilda and  Newly Woodwards.

This week, it’s Dare to… be thankful!
DIY a thanksgiving project to remind you to be grateful during this season. Ideas include a Thanksgiving advent calendar, artwork and banners.

I posted my ‘give thanks’ bunting on Friday.

Kim shared her gobble sign.


Michelle showed off (and shared) her ‘Thanks is For Giving” sign and prints.

And Rachel made an adorable turkey hand print shirt for her equally adorable toddler.

Each Monday, the link party goes live for that week’s Dare to DIY challenge. You can link up as many projects as you wish, as long as the posts correspond with the theme of the week.

You can link up on any of our four blogs listed above. The linky below will stay live through Wednesday. This Wednesday, each of us will spotlight at least 3 projects we loved from the week on our blogs. We’ll also pin those projects on our shared Pinterest board.

The only rules:
1. Please follow the Dare to DIY theme of the week (this week is ‘dare to be thankful’).
2. Please link back to Dare to DIY by linking to at least one of our blogs (or copy this: I’m sharing this at the Dare to DIY party hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One!)
3. Please go to at least one other blog and comment. This is a party. So get to know a few other bloggers.

Okay, it’s time for the party. Can’t wait to see your projects!



Thanksgiving Burlap Bunting

I never decorate for Thanksgiving.  I typically use the time between Halloween and Christmas to mentally prepare myself for the madness that is decorating for Christmas.  But I whipped up a small Thanksgiving project for the ‘be thankful’ portion of the Dare to DIY series I’m co-hosting with Kim, Michelle, and Rachel.  And I knew the perfect place for my creation– on the card catalog, of course.

Honestly, I wanted the bunting to say ‘give turkey’ but I figured ‘give thanks’ was a more practical approach.

This project was pretty easy to execute and took about an hour to make.  I used leftover burlap from my ruffled burlap table runner project and a bunting template, which I edited because I have perfection issues, for the the bunting flags.  The letters were stenciled on with acrylic paint .  The stencils were created with my Silhouette (speaking of Silhouettes, have you entered the Silhouette giveaway?).  And I hot glued the flags to grosgrain ribbon.  I had all the materials on hand so I spent a whopping $0 to create this festive burlap bunting.

I think it looks pretty good tied onto the card catalog.  But then again I think you could tie underwear to the card catalog and it would still look good.   It’s like Channing Tatum.  That man would look smokin’ in a potato sack.  Or underwear.  Or burlap bunting.

Jack even agrees that the bunting looks great on the card catalog.  And he’s picky about his endorsements.

So will you Dare to DIY on Monday?  Read all the details here.

Are you participating in the Dare to DIY series?
What are you planning to make?
5,000 bonus points awarded to the person who integrates Channing Tatum into their creation.

I’m also sharing this at the following parties: Home Stories A to ZTatertots and JelloHouse of HepworthsThe Shabby Creek CottageTidy MomLiz Marie BlogCraftomaniacThe Shabby NestPositively SplendidWhipperberryFunky Junk InteriorsClassy ClutterToday’s Creative BlogUncommon DesignsLive Laugh RoweMiss Mustard Seed, and Serenity Now.

Acorn Treats

We’ll be heading to Brad’s hometown for Thanksgiving this year.  I’m excited to spend time with his family and eat some yummy food.  Oh, and to go Black Friday shopping.  I’m a little bummed about stores opening at midnight though.I came across these little guys on Pinterest a while back, and I thought that they would be perfect for Thanksgiving.  They’re so easy to make and, of course, delicious!
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The image I pinned is from Rene’ from Bargain Hoot, who acquired the idea from Six in the Suburbs.  Here’s what you’ll need:
Nutter Butter bites, Hershey kisses, mini chocolate chips, melting chocolate (or the like).


Start by unwrapping all of your Hershey kisses.  This is my least favorite part of baking with Hershey kisses.


Melt your chocolate.  Using a toothpick, dip it into the chocolate, and dab the chocolate onto a Nutter Butter bite.


Place a Hershey kiss on top of the chocolate.  Set on a cookie sheet.


Once the chocolate has set, take your toothpick and put a dab of melted chocolate on the other side of the Nutter Butter bite.  Put a mini chocolate chip on top of the chocolate.
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Aren’t they adorable?

I think these will go along great with the Oreo truffles that I’m also making for Thanksgiving.

What are you making for Thanksgiving?
Are you partaking in the Black Friday shopping madness?