This post is sponsored by Ocean Spray®
Decades ago, before I was born, my mom decided that Ocean Spray® canned, jellied cranberry sauce was the only cranberry sauce the world ever needed. And that was it–case closed on cranberry sauce! For the next fifteen or so years, my family was committed and completely content, slicing our cranberry sauce every Thanksgiving. It’s not like we talked it through, or even said it aloud, but we all seemed to have this pact: no new cranberry sauce.
When I was in my early twenties, though, just before Thanksgiving, I bought my first bag of Ocean Spray® cranberries and tried making my own. I added orange juice and zest. I was a convert immediately, and so was the rest of my family. True to our traditions (or predictability), we’ve spent nearly 10 years now making that same recipe.