Mama's Cranberry Sauce

March 23, 2013

I did not get to post my update last night about my Saturday deodorant festivities but HERE I AM! Very busy day yesterday doing nothing but I even forgot to shower, don't judge me! I just showered now when I woke up so I am clean and in the clear. Below I have added my mini-diary of my lime juice deodorant project.


There is also a recipe of my mother’s, hence the name. Mama's Cranberry Sauce, a traditional Thanksgiving favorite. I want to recognize her here on my blog for teaching me all the skills I have in the kitchen. All those sick days that were spent in the kitchen did not go to waste.



9:45 am - Woke up, realized I was REALLY late for bible study and decided not to go. First time ever that I miss because of pure laziness. Only other times have missed my "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore bible study has been because I went out of town for work and the like. Either way, I did get to sleep well and was extremely concerned for body odor the second I opened my eyes!


10:00 am - Finally, I pulled myself out of bed to prep for my day and drink my delicious hot lemon water. I took a great whiff of my underarms expecting a foul odor because I basically don't believe lime can really do what they say it'll do for me BUT I was wrong again! It didn't smell like lime but it did not smell AT ALL! I was a happy camper.


12:00 pm - Curiosity killed the cat. I sniffed again and I was still in the clear.


2:00 pm - Had a "House of Cards" marathon on my couch with Bentley, my gorgeous 6 mo old Weimaraner, the remote, and a water bottle. This makes for a happy me! Thank you, Netflix--you are my true love.


5:00 pm - Ate something. Checked again, smelling great.


7:00 pm - I planned on showering at this moment but sat down for another episode of "Desperate Housewives". I have one episode left after the one I watched and I am dreading the end. Don't tell me what happens, I am not ready to know! Instead of my shower, I started to doubt the process AGAIN. Using two cotton squares back to back, I dipped one end about 1/4 of the way into the juice tupperware from the fridge, squeezed it and folded it back onto the dry part of the squares. I used this to rub on both underarms, well.


8:00 pm - I realized this time I was a bit sticky and it was uncomfortable but not so bad I couldn't deal. It smelled sweet, not like like and definitely not a sign of BO (body odor) to be found.


9:00 pm - Planned last minute to go watch "Monsters University" after being in pajamas for my long, busy Netflix-marathon day. (This is where I forgot to shower because I smelled so damn good, STILL). Oh, and no more sticky pits by this time!


10:00 pm - Went to watch movie.


12:00 pm - Got home, still smelled good.


2:00 am - Put "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" into the DVD player to go to bed. Took one last whiff, did not smell. Off to bed!


I will post the diary of today's lovely lime deodorant project progress right before bed, I think that's the best way to recap it all.




Mama's Cranberry Sauce


For the perfect sauce to top your grand Thanksgiving turkey, this sauce is it! This Mama's Cranberry Sauce is for you mom, I love you.



Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 40 mins

Yields: 10 oz









  1. Zest & juice orange. Set aside.

  2. Cut berries in half.

  3. In a large pot, add coconut oil. When melted, add berries. Stir frequently until berries begin to pop. Add orange zest & juice. Once it has a thicker consistency, add stevia & agave. Lower heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer to food processor. Pulse until desired consistency.

  5. Serve in mason jars. Refrigerate or freeze.



  • Great for your Thanksgiving spread, a yummy treat and much more.

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