I’m Back


It has been a long time, I know.

The year of 2016 has been a different kind of year for me. I started the year off with a stroke. I was lucky. It was small and mild. I am doing very well.

Even so, I was tiring of blogging even before the stroke.

Number one I was running out of recipes. Two I was also running out of topics to write about every week too.

Number three and most important to me, I was running out of time too. It takes 15-20 hours or more to cook a recipe, take pictures of each step of the recipe, insert the pictures into the blog, type out the recipe with directions, and to write a post on some topic or another.

And since I have a part time job now, it is difficult to find 15-20 hours to blog.

So for the above reasons I just stopped.

However, recently I have had the urge to do some blogging again. So I am back.

I will probably only post about once a month. I will probably just share a recipe with just one or two pictures. Doing the cost of the recipe section is also time consuming. So more often than not I will not do a ‘cost per person’ either.

With these changes I am hoping that in the New Year I will have more time to blog and share more recipes with you.

So let’s get started. Today I have a delectable recipe for you ~ Cranberry Mousse. I made it Christmassy by putting the mousse in Christmas wine glasses.

This is an Ocean Spray recipe.

Featured Recipe                    Cranberry Mousse



1 cup cranberry juice1 – 3 ounce package raspberry gelatin

1 – 16 ounce canned cranberry sauce

2 cups Cool Whip

Heat the cranberry juice cocktail to boiling in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the raspberry gelatin until dissolved. Set aside.

Beat the cranberry sauce on high with an electric mixture for one minute.

Stir the cranberry sauce mixture into gelatin mixture.

Chill until it begins to thicken, but not set. Then gently mix in the whipped topping using a rubber scraper.

Spoon into serving dishes and chill until firm.

Serve in festive cups.

Makes 8 servings.

NOTE ~ You can also switch the flavor of the juice and the jello. For instance, you can use cran-raspberry flavor juice and jello.

Bon Appétite!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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