21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 20 – Broccoli and Cranberry Salad

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Broccoli has been an overall favorite at our house (meaning three out of my four kids like it—pretty good stats in our family). When the children were little they used to pretend they were dinosaurs and the raw florets were trees. As they matured, they grew to like steamed broccoli with cheese sauce, and broccoli salad with raisins, too.

But when I started substituting dried cranberries for the raisins, the salad became a holiday favorite. It’s colorful. It’s easy. And it’s oh, so tasty! I make mine for a big crowd, 20+, so you may want to cut the recipe in half if you have a smaller gathering.

Broccoli and Cranberry Salad

10 cups broccoli florets, cut into small pieces

1 cup chopped red onion

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

8 slices of bacon, crumbled

1 ½ cup sunflower kernels

2 cups dried cranberries

Dressing

2 cups mayonnaise

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

splash of milk to thin dressing

Mix salad ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Add dressing to salad and mix well. Refrigerate before serving. Enjoy!

*Photo credit: Photo by Jen Yu of userealbutter.com

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes

Day 1: Sunbonnet Cake with Vannetta Chapman
Day 2: Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Casserole with Amy Clipston
Day 3: Sugar Cookies with Lisa Bogart
Day 4: Cheesecake with Carey Bailey
Day 5: Instant Russian Tea with Marty Walden
Day 6: Cranberry Bread with Marie Dittmore
Day 7: Gluten-Free Coffee Cake with Elizabeth Byler Younts
Day 8: Hot Drink Bar by Gina Smith
Day 9: Turkey Stew with Amy Lillard
Day 10: Chicomando with Christy Fitzwater
Day 11: Grandma’s Apple Pie with Leslie Gould
Day 12: Chess Pie with Angela Correll
Day 13: Molasses Sugar Cookies with Melissa K. Norris
Day 14: Eatmore Bars with Valerie Comer
Day 15: Spiced Pecans with Lisa Bogart
Day 16: White Chicken Chili with Caitlin Wilson
Day 17: Mema’s Fudge Teri Lynne Underwood
Day 18: Chocolate Espresso Chews with Amy Lively
Day 19: Easy Coconut Pie with Amy Lillard

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Leslie Gould is the award-winning author of fifteen novels, including the #1 bestseller and Christy Award winner "The Amish Midwife", co-written with Mindy Starns Clark. Her latest release is "Adoring Addie", a retelling of the “Romeo and Juliet,” the second in The Courtships of Lancaster County series. Leslie, her husband, Peter, and their four children live in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at www.lesliegould.com. Leslie received her master of fine arts in creative writing from Portland State University in 2009 and has taught fiction as an adjunct professor at Multnomah University. She, her husband, Peter, and their four children live in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at www.lesliegould.com.


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