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Crazy Easy Cranberry Sauce

One thing to know about me; I don’t cook. When I do cook, it is in the most basic way possible. I eat at Chipotle 3 times a week, cooking is not my forte. However, I have always loved cranberry sauce. For as long as I could remember, I was one of the only people in my family who loved it, and I would demand it every year at Thanksgiving. This year I decided – Hey, it’s pretty simple! Could I really mess this up? Spoiler; it actually came out really well! Someone call Gordon Ramsay!

Crazy Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

If you somehow mess this up, maybe it’s not time for college yet!

Step 1: you will need whole cranberries, sugar, water and lime.

Step 2: Put one cup of water into a pot (I was later told by my mother that the cranberries are supposed to go first- but does that really matter?)

Step 3: Add in 3 cups of cranberries.

Step 4: Add one cup of sugar

Step 5: Stir! You’re going to alternate between stirring your sauce and covering the pot with a lid and letting it sit every few minutes. Make sure your heat isn’t too high, my sister said it should be on a “simmer” whatever that means. Continue this until your cause starts to get thicker.

Step 6: Add in some lime juice for some razzle dazzle, just before your sauce is almost done.

Step 7: Keep stirring until the berries have popped and you’re cause is looking thick. Pour it out into a bowl and you’re all done! Can be served hot, or you can let it cool down.

If you’re looking for a recipe with a little more kick to it, heres a great recipe for drunken cranberry sauce! https://www.thespeckledpalate.com/thanksgiving-food-2013-drunken-cranberry-sauce/

Want a gluten free holiday meal? Check out Jace’s Macaroni Surprise!

By Ximena V. Alvear

Ximena Valentina Alvear is a plus size model and lifestyle & fashion influencer. She is passionate about social media and has returned to Ventura College to complete the Social Media Marketing program. Her interests include Drake, Theatre, and most forms of entertainment and pop culture. She is also an advocate for the destigmatization of mental health issues, and a strong supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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