Holiday Recipes

Recipe: The Best Cranberry Sauce

This is probably the best and easiest Cranberry Sauce you will ever make. It’s Thanksgiving and as always my family and I give thanks and reminisce about Thanksgiving pasts - but today a bomb shell of truth was dropped directly on me.

Let’s begin by transporting you back to when I was 10-ish, and seated at a table covered in plates of food served family style. My dad at the head of the table, my brothers, sister and I settled on either side while my mom carried over this glorious golden bird. Could this be?

“We’re having turkey.” I mumbled under my breath.

“Maria, did you say something?”

“Is this turkey?” I asked, and a unanimous YES was the response around the table. .

YES! Thanksgiving Turkey - or that’s what I was lead to believe. TODAY I find out it was chicken! (Insert gasp here) CHICKEN! That means I didn’t have turkey until my early 20’s, I know, mind blown! .

This question goes out to all the PARENTS OUT THERE. What untruths have you told your children just so they would eat? Let’s see a show of hands in the comments.

Using only three ingredients, this jewel-toned side will give your main a run for the star of the meal.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! 



The Best Cranberry Sauce

Prep Time:  5 minutes 

Cook Time: 7 - 10 minutes 

Total Time: 15 minutes 

Serves:  8

Author: Mary Mammoliti | Kitchen Confession  


1 orange

1 (12-oz.) bag cranberries

¾ cup sugar


Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the orange. Thinly slice the zest and add it to a medium pot along with the sugar, ½ the bag of cranberries and ¼ cup water. Cook this over medium heat, stirring with a spoon until the cranberries have burst and it looks all jammy and wonderful, about 5 minutes. Add the other half of the cranberries and the chopped orange and keep cooking until the cranberries you just added start to burst, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer this mixture to a serving bowl (or, an airtight container if you're making it in advance and refrigerate  


You can make this cranberry sauce five days in advance. The longer it sits the richer the flavour. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Give it a quick stir before serving.

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Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash

Comment below if you love mashed potatoes!

What if I told you this wasn’t mashed potatoes. What if I said this warm plate of creamy garlic mash was actually made of cauliflower. Would you try it? Before you rethink your decision, give this recipe a try. Have a heaping spoon with some braised short ribs, or add it as a side with your Thanksgiving feast and lighten things up.

WARNING: Following the consumption of this Cauliflower Garlic Mash there may be sudden outbursts of joy, excessive smiling, and out of control requests for more.

Photo Description: Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash in a square serving dish on top of a white fringe cloth and 2 sunflowers in the bottom left corner.

Photo Description: Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash in a square serving dish on top of a white fringe cloth and 2 sunflowers in the bottom left corner.

Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Mash

 PREP TIME: 15 minutes
Cook TIME:
15 minutes
30 minutes
Mary Mammoliti / Kitchen Confession


1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water (more if needed to cover florets)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup 2% milk
salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Place the cauliflower florets in to a large stock pot and cover with the chicken broth and water. Cook for 8-12 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and keep the in the colander and move onto next steps. You want to get as much water as possible out of the cauliflower.

  2. Pour the olive oil into the stock pot and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Remove from heat and return the cooked cauliflower back into the stock pot, add milk and butter. Using an emersion blender purée until smooth and creamy. Taste for salt and pepper.

  3. Garnish with chopped parsley, drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top and serve warm.


Refrain from adding additional butter and/or milk to the mash, it will thin out too much.

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Recipe: Cranberry Eggnog Scones

Recipe: Cranberry Eggnog Scones

Today on Kelly and Company we talked about the post holiday aftermath left in our pantries and refrigerators. Dealing with the plethora of odds and ends of food occupying prime real estate in our refrigerators. Sharing with you a few ideas and recipes ….

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Recipe: Baked Panettone French Toast with Orange Maple Butter

Recipe: Baked Panettone French Toast with Orange Maple Butter

Panettone, a delicious, buttery, sweet Italian bread filled with raisins, and candied orange. Why not turn this sweet treat into an easy and perfect holiday breakfast with Baked Panettone French Toast with Orange Maple Butter.

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