The holidays are behind us and we're eagerly awaiting the days when it doesn't get dark until 9PM. However, as healthy as I am trying to be in the new year, I hate to say goodbye to all of the delicious food that the holidays bring!


Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes that I take to family gatherings during December. It's the perfect mix of salty and sweet and it includes cream cheese! With the tart sweetness of cranberries and a kick of jalapeno, it's the perfect dish for any party. Let me start by saying this is best when refrigerated overnight. I hate when I screenshot a recipe and don't notice until 2 hours before a party that they they slipped in "must refrigerate overnight" into the middle of the directions, *eyeroll*.

INGREDIENTS

8oz Cranberries
16oz Cream Cheese (I prefer regular, over whipped)
1 Jalapeno, seeded & chopped
1/4 C Cilantro, finely chopped
4 Green onions
1 Lime, juiced
3/4 C Granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine cranberries, jalapeno, cilantro, green onions, lime juice and sugar in the food processor. Pulse until you get your desired consistency (I prefer chunky salsa). *Add more sugar if you find that your salsa is too tart
2. Refrigerate overnight
3. Spread cream cheese into the bottom of an 8" round dish, layer the salsa on top.
4. Serve with Wheat Thins or Tortilla chips