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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cherry Salad

I am going to share a family Holiday favorite recipe that we have been making since my children were little.  Years ago, I was researching an alternative to cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving.  Viola!  Our Cherry Salad tradition was born.  This is a tried and true vintage recipe that has been served with the Thanksgiving meal for decades.  It goes well with Turkey and if your guests do not like the traditional cranberry sauce, I can guarantee they will LOVE this and its Gluten Free too!!!! It's so easy to make, that my youngest started in Kindergarden and has been reminding me to get the ingredients every year since.  We started inviting the girl's friends over, on our cooking day, the day before Thanksving.  They all make Cherry salad and we send them home with a batch for thier own feasts.  In turn, they also now serve it for their families on turkey day!!!  It can be said, and I have read that "Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are not the same without cherry salad"  ENJOY!!!


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Ingredients:

1 can cherry pie filling
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 container cool whip (thawed)

Drain the pineapple
Combine the milk, pineapple, and marshmallows
Fold in the cherry pie filling and cool whip

It is best to let it sit overnight in the refrigerator (if you can stand to wait) so the marshmallows absorb the juices and melt in your mouth!