Friday, November 27, 2009

Once Upon a Recipe

It has occurred to me that every time I post a recipe here, it's because it's a family favorite. With each recipe there is a story. It sounds like the title of a book doesn't it? Well, not yet.

Once in a while I'm going to post a recipe that we have had in the Keller Family for some years. When I post it I will share a story that is attached to it's history and this family. At the same time, I would ask you to share a recipe with a story you would like to share. This is a perfect time of the year to begin this project, because this is the season when we're all cooking and baking our way into just one more family tradition or continuing one that we have cherished for a long time.

So today I offer you a Keller standard. Cranberry Salad. I've been making it for about 35 years. I was first introduced to it when we moved to Eufaula, Oklahoma. It was our first Pot Luck Dinner at St. Paul's Church. It reminds me of the families who welcomed us that day and the family bond we developed. St. Paul's was a very small parish and Father Brooks had to drive 35 miles to say Mass every Sunday. Other members of the parish drove that far as well just to attend Mass. Every time we gathered we gathered as a family that had so much to offer and share. This recipe soon became part of the Keller Family Holiday Tradition.

Cranberry Salad

2 packages of raspberry Jello
2 cups hot water
16 ounce carton sour cream
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 cup chopped nuts

Dissolve Jello in hot water. Cool until thick. Add sauce, sour cream and nuts. Chill to set in your favorite holiday mold.

Please share your family recipes and memories surrounding it. Make your comments here and then go to Mr. Linky so we can visit and share your recipe. Who knows your recipe might start a new holiday tradition at someone else's holiday gathering.
Thanks be to God!!!


  1. Great idea!
    This recipe sounds like something my husband would really enjoy! He loves anything cranberry!

    I've found a recipe and will be linking in a moment!

    All the best,

  2. That sounds good!
    (I brought the cranberry bread to my mother in law and it was a hit!)
    Thank you.

  3. That sounds delicious, Cathy!
    Thank you for sharing it with us..I will try it over the holidays..perfect color!

  4. Cathy!!! Oh what great memories I have when you come for a visit! You and the first theatre play I are you? Well, happy and at peace I hope! Yes, let us celebrate the light of GOD and love one another! God bless and that cranberry salad looks wonderful!! So much food to try, such little tummies!!! Anita

  5. I'll have to come back and leave my recipie...there are several I could choose from.......

  6. mmmmm yummy , thank you . I'm going to make this sometime soon. I do not know how to cook , and if you like to eat, that is a sad state of affairs to be in lol


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