One of my family’s Thanksgiving traditions includes a recipe from my mother-in-law Liliana, who is an excellent cook. She mixes her own traditions of Italian-Yugoslavian cooking with her many years of experience and practice and the results are out of this world. You can’t visit her without gaining a couple of pounds, though.
- 1 bag of fresh cranberries (1 lb)
- 1 small can of crushed pineapple
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 handfuls of small marshmallows
- ½ lb of crushed walnuts
- 1 pint of whipping cream
Place the fresh cranberries in a blender and blend until finely chopped. Add 1 cup of water to make the blending process easier. After blending, place them in a colander to allow all the water and juice to drain out.
Whip the whipping cream until it is nice and fluffy (it takes some elbow work).
Add a cup of sugar to the cranberries.
Mix the cranberries with sugar and the whipped cream; add the nuts and the canned pineapple, after draining the water out of the can. Add the marshmallows. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Go for a 1-hour walk to burn extra calories after eating!