Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa

Merry Christmas everyone.

I hope you are enjoying your day whether your visiting family, friends, or just staying in alone and getting some rest. That actually sounds great right now. Christmas always seem so busy and hectic. We say every year that we are not going to do so much the next Christmas, but then we do. It’s all fun though. 

My daughter will still come over and spend a few day at home during Christmas. We laugh, cook and shop and get on each others nerves at times but I love it. 

Christmas eve day we walked around and gave out some home made Cranberry Salsa to my sweet neighbors. 

We are so blessed to have nice, friendly and helpful neighbors on our street. Every time we are out at the same time, we end up talking forever about things going on in life. I just like to share some Christmas cheer.

Christmas eve we headed out over to mom and dads for a nice family gathering. We had all kinds of foods and sweets. My daddy read some scripture and sang us a little song. My mom stayed busy working in the kitchen despite she was not feeling well. Sometimes I don’t know how she pulls it all together, but she does. 

Now its Christmas day. I got up early and enjoyed a nice quiet breakfast. As I was sipping my coffee, I gazed at the Christmas tree with presents underneath. I smiled and said to my husband, “we did it”. We never think we can pull it off with our small income but we do. My daughter was happy to wake up for the 32nd year with presents under the tree. 

Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa:

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries,
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • 4 Green onions
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar ( see instructions)

Chop all the above ingredients together, then mix in 1/2 cup sugar.

Let it set in the fridge for a few hours and enjoy.

It’s great poured over a block of cream cheese with your favorite crackers.

Or use for a sweet n spicy salsa for your tortilla chips.

It’s getting later now and Nick is making lasagna to take over to his brothers tonight for our Christmas dinner. Everyone will bring a dish. There are some small kids that we get to watch play and open gifts. 

Tomorrow I will rest. 

Merry Christmas from our family to yours


  1. A very Merry Christas Lisa, and to your family. :)

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Love that picture, and we love that relationship you and your daughter have. Sherry had that with her mama! Sweet gesture for the neighbors.
    We know that Bro Nick sure eats well!!!
    Anyway, love sent your way from A cool Florida!!

  3. I will have to share this with my brother in AUS, he will love it.
    I visited you via Welcome to Happiness is Homemade Christmas 2023
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  4. You're so creative, I bet you host a beautiful Christmas. I was NOT prepared and was up until 4am the 23rd and 24th getting stuff ready. Next year, I have to have better planning and execution. A lot of money is wasted when there is poor planning.

    That salsa sounds amazing. I am going to try it.

  5. We read WHAT you said here:
    My daughter will still come over and spend a few day at home during Christmas. We laugh, cook and shop and get on each others nerves at times but I love it.

    It always causes memories to come from Sherry's background to the front page. Love you and wish you the Happiest of New Years,.......