Oh I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving!  Not only does it begin the countdown to Christmas, but the holiday decorations start getting pulled out and the radio officially starts playing Christmas music 24/7.
So maybe I love Christmas, but turkey day is just as fun!
Traditions have always been such a huge thing to me and one of our traditions {for any holiday} is making all the typical fixings for dinner when the family gets together.  I’m talking glazed turkey, honey baked ham, green bean casserole, heaping amounts of mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing and of course, cranberry sauce.  This year I decided to do up a new version that I found from my Cooking Light magazine and this was amazing!  I had never thought of adding orange zest or WINE to my sauce, but it came out wonderful.
This also jars really well and would make the perfect holiday gift OR bring it your next family gathering to share with everyone.  This sauce took hardly any time to make and smells incredible on the stove.
Here’s us last year enjoying some seriously delicious food!
Everyone is here except for my Aunt {whose taking the picture} and my brother who was in Afghanistan.  He’ll be here this year though!  This year should be even better now that my brother is home from Afghanistan, I know we’re all happy to have him here!
Now about that recipe…


Old-Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

Yield: 12 servings 1x


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup port wine (I used a sweet red wine)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 (12 oz) package of fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp. grated orange ride


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and the next 4 ingredients (through cranberries) and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes or until cranberries pop.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in orange rind. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Calories: 112 • Fat: 1.2 g • Carbs: 25.5 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Protein: 0.2 g • WW Points+: 3 pts

If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram and tag it #EatYourselfSkinny . I love seeing what you made!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Can’t wait to see what delicious meals everyone will make!