A Haven for Vee

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aunt Jan's Cranberry Salad

The baking has begun in earnest this morning; although, we were able to get a jumpstart on a few items like this family favorite. I have enjoyed this salad every Thanksgiving and Christmas my entire adult life. One year, I even remember making a hasty call home from Arizona to get the recipe. It wouldn't have seemed like Thanksgiving without it. Is there a dish like that for your family? Tell me!

Printable Recipe for Aunt Jan's Cranberry Salad

Happy preparations and safe travels...


  1. Wishing you and your family many blessings this Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy baking. I'm going to start baking in a couple of minutes.
    No special dish here for us. We just like everything!!

  3. Looks delicious!

    Hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving, Vee!

  4. Looks yummy! We use an old KY recipe for cranberry relish that is absolutely wonderful. In fact, we have to fix it this afternoon so that it mellows out perfectly for tomorrow's feast! Best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving!

  5. A very blessed, Happy Thanksgiving to you and all those gathered in your Haven!


  6. I am going to make that salad. I have a recipe but it doesn't have the pineapple in it. I sometimes add apples. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family.

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  8. Leave it to me, to be one, who doesn't like home-made cranberry things. I only like the cans of cranberry sauce, both smooth and chunky. ,-)

    I was even thinking of bringing my own can. But don't have to! Guess my d-i-law was too busy to make her mother's recipe for a special cranberry sauce thing. 'Cause she wants us to bring the cranberry sauce in cans. :-))))))

    Oh and no turkey dinner in this family, would be the same, without 'Uncle A.'s' special Dressing or Stuffin'. He fully cooks it ahead of time. It doesn't go in the bird, till oven is pre-heated and stuffed bird is to be popped right in oven. He's had over 50 years to perfect the recipe. :-)

    Enjoy this special Thanksgiving, my Dear Friend!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your special day! ♥ Diane ♥♥♥

  11. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. We do not traditionally celebrate here, but as a family we now do since my son in law and grandaughter are US citizens, each year I find more traditional recipes from over the pond, there are just so many, and some are even just pecular to certain families. Have a great one. Hugs, Margie.

  12. Thank you for the wonderful recipe Vee. It sounds delicious! I hope you and your family have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving ♥ Charli is sending 'woofs' to all of your little friends who are joining you. she is geting a bath this evening too :>)

  13. Vee, thanks for the recipe, looks delicious, cranberry salad one of my favs. happy baking today with your list maker. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family.
    Hugs, Sue

  14. Wishing you and yours a most blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

    PS Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  15. Vee,
    This recipe looks delicious! I got the pumpkin pie and the flourless chocolate cake made today, plus a couple of other things started.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  16. How sweet of you to take time out of your busy schedule to share this special recipe. It looks scrumptious and I look forward to trying it.

  17. Mmmmm, I bet your haven smells like heaven right now! We have a family recipe that my dad always made, it is a cranberry relish, both sweet and tart. I used to love cranking the handle of an old meat grinder to grind the cranberries. Hope you Thanksgiving is a happy one!!!

  18. This sounds wonderful, Vee. I've already made my cranberry/cherry relish but I'm saving a copy of Aunt Jan's recipe for the future. I love the addition of pecans.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Vee!

  19. My mother-in-law makes a very wonderful cranberry orange relish that I have to sample each year....but her filling/dressing is the best!!! I am looking forward to it!

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear Vee and family.

  20. Yes, we all have our "must-haves" here too!!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving precious friend ~ sending you big hugs and love, Dawn