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Grandma's Favorite Cranberry Apple Salad

Apple Cranberry Salad – an old Family Recipe

cranberry-salad

It’s not Thanksgiving in my house unless there is my       grandmother’s Apple Cranberry Salad on the table.                         Since I was a little girl this has been a staple at our                      holiday table.  Grandma would make this dish to take                        to all the church functions as well as our family                           holiday dinners.

Ingredients:

  • Apple-Cranberry-Salad-Collage-150x1501 12oz bag of whole cranberries
  • 3 large apples
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 cup  walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar (or sweeten to taste)

Clean cranberries.  Cut up apples and oranges.   Grind up apples, oranges, cranberries and walnuts in a food processor.  Add 1 cup sugar and mix together.  If needed add more sugar to sweeten to taste.  This salad is like a relish consistency, and is best as it sits in the fridge and flavors blend together.  A friend told me this salad freezes well.  From my family table to yours….

Enjoy!                            

                                          Have a Crafty Day,

                                         Linda

 

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Decorating with printables has been very popular for quite a few years.  Print it, put it in a frame and instant Home Decor.  What could be easier?  Today I have collected some free Thanksgiving Printable Art from the net for last minute decorating!   So fill up your ink cartridges, just click the links  and get those printers going!

thanksgiving word artsmThanksgiving Subway Art Print

This Thanksgiving Subway Art Print is courtesy of

Snickety Things….Don’t you just love it!

thankful-and-blessed-chalkboard-printableChalkBoard Printable

This Chalkboard Printable is from nestofposies-blog….

it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Somewhat Simple has a Thanksgiving Free Printable Roundup that aims to please…

thanksgiving printable roundupThanksgiving Free  Printables Roundup

Have fun preparing for turkey day!  I hope you see something fun!

                                                                   Linda

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Bananas

Baked Pumpkin Banana OatmealI am always looking for creative , new, delicious recipes.  Baked oatmeal is the best!  Then add pumpkin…..and bananas!   Sooooo good, and healthy too!!!

I love fall recipes!  This will definitely become a favorite breakfast recipe in our house…..

I was looking for something different and came across this recipe for Baked Oatmeal with Pumpkin and Bananas from Gina at Skinnytaste.com   She has such great recipes….

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Hot Apple Smoothie….

Hot Smoothies

I ran across the recipe the other day. I had an abundance of apples and was looking for a way to use some of them up! All I can say is

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!
SO GOOD!! THIS IS A KEEPER!!!!

If you like apples and cinnamon, please try this smoothie! I doubled the recipe for Mr. C and myself, and it was just a piece of heaven.

Here is the link to the website and recipe for the Hot Cinnamon Apple Smoothie.
Thanks Ivy….

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Road Trip….

About a week or so ago I took my four “fur Babies” on a road trip with me. They are my best traveling buddies. Since we are still in the get acquainted mode here, let me explain. When my dad passed away my parents owned a 35 foot 5th wheel travel trailer that we put in a resort near Sea Isle City, NJ. They lived in it part time on the Outer Banks, NC, and being that was too far to travel for weekends, mom was thrilled to be closer to home. I was very fortunate to be able to enjoy my summers (I work at the local high school and have summers off) for 10 wonderful years there, with my mom. Two years ago I inherited the trailer when my mom passed away. Trailer at OVRHere are pictures of our trailer and the front porch my mom loved so much….

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Handmade, Artistic, Creative, One of a Kind Gifts and Crafts

Welcome to CraftiLadi…..

Let your creative mind discover handmade, artistic, creative, one of a kind gifts or crafts that will satisfy everyone. Directions, tutorials and ideas are offered for beautiful, handmade crafty gifts at Craftiladi…..

“Crafty” is a very broad topic.  Creative, crafting, sewing, decorative painting, DIY projects, cooking, baking, exercise, computers, the beach, dogs and family are a few of my favorite things.

CraftiLadiPicMonkey-Header-with-Living-Life.jpgMy name is Linda, and I want to welcome you to my little corner of the universe.  At CraftiLadi I will share some of my original ideas, some of my favorite ideas that I have  found on the web, recipes and tips….and just have fun..  I hope you will pour yourself a big cup of your favorite beverage (I love coffee), relax, sit back, put your feet up and stay for awhile.  If you have any ideas or suggestions of crafty ideas you would like to see, please leave me a comment.  Comments make my day…. I will do my best to see what I can find.

What does “Crafty” mean to you?

I’m so glad to meet you….Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Creative Day and most of all

ENJOY!!

                                                                        Linda