I am so excited about today’s post! I love it every time I get to do a blog hop with these talented ladies! These are the geniuses behind the progressive dinners in which I have been participating, and once again they are bringing you a dynamite lineup of recipes and a ROCKING giveaway! Before I share my cranberry salsa recipe with you, let’s take a look at what else these ladies have been cooking up. The theme this time around is HOLIDAY BITES. Bring on the holiday party planning!
Tomato & Ricotta Crostini from Katie’s Cucina
Roasted Leek and Onion Soup from Sweet C’s Designs
Mozzerella, Bacon and Roasted Peppers Hot Cheese Dip from Cook the Story
Red Pepper Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms from The Lilypad Cottage
Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs from White House Black Shutters
Cranberry Salsa from Bombshell Bling
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms from Kokocooks
Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon filled Crescents from A Glimpse Inside
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats from Yellow Bliss Road
Peppermint Patty Chex Mix from Lolly Jane
Brownie Stuffed Christmas Trees from It’s Always Autumn
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Clean and Scentsible
Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache from Crazy Little Projects
Black and White Cookie Brownies from Sweet Rose Studio
Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses and Free Printable from Balancing Home
Peppermint Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Ummmmm…..YUM!!!!! Now on to the recipe. As I’m sure you have figured out, usually I am a sweet tooth. However, I decided to go with something zesty and unusual for this blog hop: Cranberry Salsa! It’s a fun twist on a classic holiday food, dontcha think? Let’s take a look at how simple it is, and then I will give you the recipe in more detail below. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the ROCKING giveaway at the bottom of this post! Woohoo! ‘Tis the season to WIN for one of you!!
Gather up your ingredients and a food processor: cranberries, apple, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, cilantro, apple juice, lemon juice, sugar, and pickled jalapeno. And some chips, of course!
Chop the appropriate amount of the peppers, jalapeno, apple, and red onion each (specified below) into large pieces and throw them all into the food processor with the cranberries.
Use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
Stir in the cilantro, sugar, lemon juice, and apple juice.
All done! Scoop up with chips and enjoy!
- 1 bag cranberries
- 1 granny smith apple
- ⅛ medium red onion
- ½ large red pepper
- ¼ large green pepper
- 2 Tablespoons pickled jalapeno
- 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ⅓ cup apple juice
- Chop the apple, red onion (do NOT use too much unless you love onion), peppers, and jalapeno into large pieces and place in the food processor.
- Add the bag of cranberries to the food processor.
- Use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
- Move the chopped ingredients to a bowl and add the sugar, lemon juice, apple juice, and cilantro. Stir together.
- Best if chilled overnight prior to serving so that the flavors can combine.
- Serve with chips.
Now on to the GIVEAWAY!! Woot woot!! Here, my friends, is what you could win……JACKPOT.
* $135 in CASH straight to your Paypal account(with love from your blogger hosts!)
* Baking Prize Pack courtesy of OXO(Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set, Food Scale, 2-piece bowl scraper set, 2-cup Adjustable Measuring Cups, Silicone Whisk, Egg Beater, 3-Piece Angeled Measuring Cup Set, Pastry Brush)
* $125 Gift Card to Sur la Table – Home cooks can pick their own great kitchen accessories to complement the great food they cook! Courtesy of Baloian Farms. Baloian Farms is a third generation family farm based in the Central Valley of California. They specialize in growing peppers of all varieties including mini sweet peppers and baby bells, as well as squash, mixed vegetables and leafy greens. Their products are available in grocery stores throughout the Midwest and the West Coast. (Find them on Facebook!)
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