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The holidays are the perfect time to experiment with small twists on classic recipes for that wow factor. This massaged kale salad and spiced cranberry old fashioned will be show stopped this holiday season.
From November 1st through the end of the year, our house is all cranberry all the time. From my sparkling water to most recipes, I find a way to incorporate cranberries into just about everything. I also like to add unexpected twists into more classic recipes like a kale salad or an old fashioned cocktail. McCormick® Herbs & Spices are always the perfect companion to my recipes like in this massaged kale salad featuring spiced sweet potatoes and chickpeas.
When looking for the perfect ingredients for any of my holiday meals or parties, my first stop is always at my local Giant store. They have everything I need, including any of the McCormick® Herbs & Spices, Extracts, and Gravy & Sauces I may need for my feast.
My Giant store is conveniently located too so I can easily pop in and grab what I need without needing a lot of time to get my ingredients.
During my last trip, I grabbed all the ingredients needed to make both a massaged kale salad featuring spiced sweet potatoes and chickpeas and a spiced cranberry old fashioned.
Of course, I added a few extra McCormick® Herbs & Spices to my cart to make a great turmeric ginger salad dressing too!
The salad has sweet potatoes and chickpeas that are tossed in the most delicious spice mixture made of McCormick® Herbs & Spices. Many of them are ones I keep on hand at all times but I know I can always find any of the ones I may need from Giant.
The salad makes the perfect side dish for every holiday meal and also makes great lighter fare for parties and potlucks too! Packed with flavor, you will be begged for the recipe by anyone who tries it.
In addition to great food, the holidays also call for delicious drink options. An old fashioned is one of my favorite winter cocktails and this one gets a little holiday twist thanks to a yummy spiced cranberry syrup.
Making the spiced cranberry syrup is so easy and it can be used in so many different things beyond this cocktail too! Just combine cranberries with McCormick® cinnamon sticks, allspice, cloves, orange peel and a few other ingredients to make the perfect holiday inspired simple syrup. I always make a double batch and refrigerate the extra.
Once the spiced cranberry syrup is cooled, mixing up the perfect holiday cocktail is simple! Be sure to garnish the drinks with cinnamon sticks for a fun touch.
No matter which holiday you are preparing for, Giant has you covered with a great selection of all the McCormick® Herbs & Spices, Extracts, and Gravy & Sauces you may need! From cinnamon sticks for cocktails to a tasty gravy to top of your main dish, McCormick® offers the highest quality products and you can find them easily at Giant!
If you like these holiday inspired recipes, be sure to check out these other great recipes that would be perfect for using McCormick® Herbs & Spices or Extracts:
- Overnight Pumpkin Pie French Toast
- Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies
If you make this massaged kale salad and/or the spiced cranberry old fashioned, I’d love to hear about your experience. Let me know in the comments or snap a photo and tag it #MySuburbanKitchen and #McCormickMakesItHome on Instagram and Twitter.
Spiced Cranberry Syrup
Old Fashioned Cocktail