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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and guess what that means? Homemade cranberry sauce is on the menu!

To me Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce is like jazz without swing. It’s just not right!

To illustrate this point, take a listen to Ella Fitzgerald singing “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing.”


Cranberry Sauce


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  1. Rinse cranberries in a strainer. One bag has about three cups. Only put the ones that are firm in a large sauce pan.
  2. Pour water over cranberries. Add sugar.
  3. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil. Turn heat to low. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until cranberry sauce thickens.
  4. Remove from heat.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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