Caffeine Corner

Welcome to my monthly feature I’m calling Caffeine Corner. Once a month I’ll be posting a little something and giving away a free copy of a book (could be an e-book too—depending on my mood) and a fun mug to one person who comments and is subscribed to my blog.

For November’s discussion–cranberry sauce–homemade or that jiggly stuff from the can? Which one? (I make my own and it’s wonderful, but I admit, as a kid, I loved the jiggly lump).

In your comments please specify whether you are in the US, that you are 18+ and make certain you subscribe to my blog (see the sidebar at the top!). Now, let the debate begin! I’ll pick one of you to send a backlist copy of one of my books (print this time) and a mug that you can fill with whatever drink you want while you curl up in the summer sun to read.  Enter by midnight November 20th.

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  • 11/20/2016 at 8:16 am

    Homemade! My mom made the best. (I am 18+ and live in the US)

  • 11/20/2016 at 7:38 am

    I like the jiggly stuff. I’ve tried making it from scratch and didn’t like it enough to go through the work a second time.
    Over 18 from Michigan.

  • 11/20/2016 at 1:56 am

    I’ve only had cranberries in a can. Never had homemade, now I’m gonna have to ask my aunt since she loves it. Usually I’ll have a little bit with my food to give it some flavor.

    • 11/20/2016 at 1:58 am

      Opps. Forgot. I’m over 18+, and live in the Pacific Northwest.

  • 11/19/2016 at 10:13 pm

    The turkey aside our family doesn’t really do traditional food. I don’t ever remember a time where cranberry sauce, jiggly or otherwise, has made an appearance at our table. I think because of that it’s not something I really think about much less latch on to. Nevertheless, no matter if you do or don’t HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    • 11/19/2016 at 10:16 pm

      Oh man. Forgot…

      I’m currently a subscriber, living in Indianapolis, looking at 18 in the rear view mirror and enjoy long walks on the beach.

  • 11/19/2016 at 4:32 pm

    Well I must say when I was a kid the jiggly stuff was good. But as I got older I did not like it. As far as fresh cranberry sauce, now it depends on how it is made. I tend to lean on the sweet side instead of tart. I’m in the US and over 18 and a subscriber

  • 11/19/2016 at 2:53 pm

    I’m way over 18 and in Kansas.

    I still love the jiggly stuff. I haven’t had any homemade that I like. Pretty sure it is just the recipes, but I still love the can stuff. 😀

  • 11/19/2016 at 2:39 pm

    Over 18…

    The jiggly stuff is really best for the turkey sandwiches after dinner. Salad made with an orange is best!

  • 11/19/2016 at 5:42 am

    I’m over 18 & in the U.S. Homemade all the way. Not a fan of the jiggly stuff. Thanks for the chance.

  • 11/18/2016 at 6:15 pm

    Definitely homemade!! With wine and orange…….mmmmmmnnnnnmmmm…oh yes, I’m over 18 and live in the US.

  • 11/18/2016 at 5:58 pm

    I like both – all depends on mood and recipe (we have a good one).

    Over 18, living in Florida.

  • 11/18/2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hi, I’m over 18 and live in Las Vegas, NV. Oh cranberry sauce, I love it in any form especially on a turkey sandwich. My sister makes a great cranberry orange sauce that is gobbled up quickly.

  • 11/18/2016 at 4:37 pm

    Not in the US. Our cranberry sauce comes in glass jars. Whole cranberry or mushed jel. I like both depending on my mood, I’ve never even attempted to make it

  • 11/18/2016 at 4:31 pm

    I am over 18 and live north of New York City. My favorite cranberry dish is my grandma’s cranberry and walnut jello salad. It uses fresh cranberries, walnuts, celery, and red jello. They have cranberry now, but when I was younger we used raspberry. A little jiggle, a little crunch, and the tart berries. Yummy!

  • 11/18/2016 at 3:40 pm

    I’m almost 56, live in the u.s., & subscribe. My daughter insists on the canned jellied stuff. She must have it leave the can in one piece, so she can see the ridges. I prefer fresh cranberry sauce with oranges. Especially on leftover turkey sandwiches!

  • 11/18/2016 at 3:28 pm

    We have always had the jiggly stuff but I started making my own several years ago. I have tried a bunch of different fruits with the cranbberries. I love it so much better.

  • 11/18/2016 at 3:03 pm

    I’m over 18 and in the US.
    I prefer the made at home cranberry sauce. My mom always makes it and it always turns out amazing!

  • 11/18/2016 at 3:01 pm

    The highly stuff does make an EXCELLENT turkey sandwich with cream cheese, turkey, and highly cranberry sauce. If I’m eating cranberries with roast turkey, I want homemade cranberry relish. We make it with chopped apple and walnuts. It’s delicious! My grandma always served the highly sauce from the can, though, so it holds a special place in my heart ❤.

  • 11/18/2016 at 2:58 pm

    I have both made cranberry sauce from scratch and used the canned. Lately I’ve fallen for the Cran/Raspberry Sauce which comes in a can. Has a nice tart flavor different from just cranberry sauce.

  • 11/18/2016 at 2:34 pm

    I am over 18, live in the USA and subscribe to your blog….I actually like the jiggly stuff in the can…it reminds me of my Gramp..whom I miss every single day.

  • 11/18/2016 at 1:39 pm

    Okay I love home made! Grams recipe. Adds a bit of orange.
    Over 18 . res of us!
    And of course registered for your site ☺

  • 11/18/2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’m well over 18 and am subscribed to the blog. I have to say I would much prefer to make fresh cranberry sauce but no one in my family eats it! Hope that’s not the case forever. So I buy the best quality can I can find just to serve it at the table . So if I host Thanksgiving more as the years go on, I hope to perfect a recipe and get my picky kids to try it!

    • 11/18/2016 at 12:45 pm

      Excuse me, I forgot to add that I live in Martinez, CA. Thanks!

  • 11/18/2016 at 12:26 pm

    Hi!~ I’m over 18 and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    My father made the best homemade cranberry sauce – just traditional and plain, and canned it so we could have it throughout the year!
    He passed away in August, but I was able to find 3 jars left. I’m so thrilled to have some for this Thanksgiving and Christmas, and will be thinking of him when I’m enjoying it! 🙂

  • 11/18/2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’m way over 18, live in Pennsylvania, and subscribe to the blog. I grew up on the canned jellies cranberry sauce and am a little bit embarrassed to say it is still the only kind I really like!

  • 11/18/2016 at 12:04 pm

    Over 18 by 47 years young. Live in Spotsylvania, VA, USA. Am subscribed to your blog. Did and still do like the canned cranberry sauce. Loved it when we had some left over as it tasted great on biscuits, like jelly. Will eat either canned or fresh.

  • 11/18/2016 at 10:35 am

    I’m over 18, subscribe to the blog, and live in Ohio.

    I honestly can’t stand either of them. Homemade or canned but I will provide it if asked for our holidays.

  • 11/18/2016 at 10:17 am

    I make homemade cranberry sauce but I still like the “jiggly” sauce too. I know it’s not as good but it can be faster.

    I am over 18, subscribe to the blog and live in Louisville, KY.

  • 11/18/2016 at 9:46 am

    As a kid I too liked the “jiggly stuff” *shudders* Nowadays I preferred making a fresh cranberry fruit salad with apples, marshmallows, grapes and whatever other fresh fruit I have on hand. My boys love it – granted the “sauce” is high in sugar, but I’m getting them to eat fresh fruit – bonus!

    I’m over 18, subscribe to the blog, and live in Illinois, USA

  • 11/18/2016 at 9:27 am

    Fresh cranberries with dried cranberries, walnuts, and a bit of OJ. If I’m too stressed I buy cranberry sauce with whole berries.

    I’m in the US (PA) and over 18 and I subscribe to the blog and facebook group.

  • 11/18/2016 at 8:37 am

    I’m in the US and over 18. 🙂

    Cranberry salad! My mom’s traditional recipe is the one with the fresh cranberries, pineapple and walnuts, though lately we’re switching out the walnuts for pecans. And Trader Joe’s orange cranberry salad is pretty good too. 🙂

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