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Celebrate Friendsgiving with Cranberries

*This post has been sponsored by US Cranberries. All opinions are our own.

There is nothing I love more than spending the holiday season with those that I love most. In our little world, friends are considered family so Friendsgiving was a concept for us even before the Millennial generation made it popular. Gathering friends for a wonderful meal is one of our favorite things about the season, whether we serve reimagined leftovers from a family event or create a special potluck meal with everyone bringing their favorite dishes. We love to create beautiful place settings and simply take the time to enjoy the warm, cozy atmosphere created by our favorite season.

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image credit: Carlene Thomas, RDN

Cranberry is one of the key flavors that I associate instantly with the Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving and holiday season. Fresh cranberries have a place in every meal and menu, bringing some tangy, sweet flavor to drinks, appetizers, desserts, and more. Whether you kick off your meal with a light bite like Cranberry Mini Pizzas, pair your dinner with a Cranberry Cosmopolitan, or enjoy delicious treats like Cranberry Cupcakes, America’s Original Superfruit® makes it feel like the holidays!

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image credit: Carlene Thomas, RDN

The sky is the limit when working with this delicious superfruit! However you decide to incorporate cranberries into your menu, be sure to take pictures of your creations, share them on social media with #FriendsgivingCranberryContest, and upload to CranberryFriendsgiving.com. With $4000 in prizes and multiple ways to win, it’s a fun way to share your love for cranberries! For recipe inspiration and décor ideas, check out this Guide to Entertaining with Fresh Cranberries and for tips on how to throw a bodacious Friendsgiving celebration, check out the Ultimate Friendsgiving Guide.

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Want more cranberry ideas? Be sure to take part in the @uscranberries #FriendsgivingCranberryContest Twitter party on November 10 at 7p.m. EST featuring inspirational and delicious entertaining tips from Melissa Johnson of Best Friends for Frosting (@BFforFrosting).

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