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Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner

Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner


Hi!  I’m Ruthie and Welcome to What’s Cooking with Ruthie… I’m so glad you’re here to enjoy this Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini appetizer with me.  I’m super excited to be a part of the ‘1st annual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner’ hosted by The Mother Huddle!

AND don’t miss out on the amazing $200.00 giveaway at the end of the post!  A $200.00 dollar gift-card to your choice of Target, Kohlers, or Walmart to buy your families Thanksgiving Dinner!  SO awesome 🙂

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini is one of our families very favorite appetizers for Thanksgiving!   It’s tangy and sweet with a little bit of a kick which is just fabulous with cream cheese and crostini’s.

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Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner

Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner

Hi!  I'm Ruthie and Welcome to What's Cooking with Ruthie... I'm so glad you're here to enjoy this Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini appetizer with me. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 1 12ounces bag fresh cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely sliced
  • 1 8ounces package neufatchel cream cheese
  • 1 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick on a diagonal
  • olive oil
  • additional cilantro leaf and quartered cranberry for garnish


  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Place baguette slices on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Bake 5-6 minutes until golden brown, let cool.
  4. In mixing bowl combine cranberries, sugar, green onions, and jalapenos; mix until combined.
  5. Let marinate for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Drain juice, add cilantro, mix well.
  7. When ready to serve spread 1 Tbsp cream cheese on each baguette, a dollop of cranberry mixture, garnish with additional cilantro leaf and cranberry if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
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Thanks so much for visiting with me… I know you’ll love this Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini appetizer as much as we do.  I just love how festive it is for Thanksgiving or any of the Holidays!

The next home you’ll have the pleasure of visiting is Six Sister’s Stuff, which is a fabulous place for delicious recipes and fun creative ideas!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win…

It wouldn’t be a party without a door prize now would it?  Using the rafflecopter below put your name in the “hat” for a $200 gift card to 1 store of your choice: Target, Kroger, or Walmart – to cover your Thanksgiving dinner.  That’s right, we’re going to pay for someone’s Thanksgiving dinner!

To enter just pin this page to Pinterest.  For a couple more entries you can follow the new Pinterest board Simple And Delicious Weeknight Meals, and follow the new Simple and Delicious Weeknight Meals Facebook Page.  Won’t these be handy for the busy Holiday weeknights?

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*Open to US Residents only. See terms for alternate entry. Winner will be notified by email on November 10, 2012.


Here’s all the super awesome blogs that are included in the  Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner!

What’s Cooking With Ruthie

Six Sister’s Stuff

The Mother Huddle

Inside BruCrew Life

Cooking Classy

You Made That?

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

The Sisters Cafe

Jamie Cooks it Up


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  1. […] so, so, so good!) 4. Harvest Pumpkin Muffins, recipe below 5. Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini from Cooking with Ruthie (Someone brought these to Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago, and I could not stop eating them!) […]

  2. […] up, this scrumptious Cranberry Cream Crostini from What’s Cooking with Ruthie. The tanginess of the cream cheese married with the […]

  3. Mariel says:

    This is way fun, Ruthie! I love it!!

  4. […] up, this scrumptious Cranberry Cream Crostini from What’s Cooking with Ruthie. The tanginess of the cream cheese married with the […]

  5. Jaclyn says:

    I love your photography, these look delicious! I’m glad to be in the progressive dinner with you~

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks so much Jaclyn… that means a lot coming from yo cuz I love your photography 🙂 This has been such a fun event, every course looks so delicious!

  6. This is a gorgeous looking appetizer! So pretty and festive for sure! I am so glad to “meet” you through this fun event!!!

  7. Ummm . . . yes please! Those look absolutely amazing! 🙂 I am happy that we had the chance to be a part of this with you! Pinned it! 🙂
    XO, Camille

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks Camille! Super fun to be in this fun event with you all too 🙂 Have a wonderful night… xoxo~ Ruthie

  8. Lynne says:

    I just made them and ate a whole plate of them! So yummy! Of course I got carried away with a food processor and pretty much ended up with soup to spread but it still tasted so wonderful! And looked cute!

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Aunt Lynne… I’m so glad you gave them a try! Next time try not to puree it… just kidding! I actually use my hand chopper and it works well. Thanks so much for the comment 🙂 xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  9. Jeni says:

    That looks amazing Ruthie!

  10. Destri says:

    5 stars
    I know these are going to be so good – like I can’t wait until the Holidays to make them! It’s November though – that counts right? I remember when Maria posted something where you dumped a can of something over a brick of cream cheese – I took it to a pot luck and it was a hit. This is right along the same lines and so pretty!
    Thanks so much Ruthie! So glad to have met you 🙂

    • Ruth says:

      So nice to meet you too, Destri! I’m sure you will love these and I wouldn’t wait another day before making them 🙂 YUM!!

  11. Mindy says:

    Ruth ,these look beautiful and delicious!

  12. Jo-Anna says:

    What a delicious and beautiful looking appetizer! So perfect for this time of year!

  13. Pattyl says:

    WOW these sound wonderful kinda make me wish I were going to be home for Thanksgiving. Since we’re going to be away I’ll have to make them for Christmas. Thanks ever so much for sharing your wonderful recipe and participating in this “progressive” meal.
    Happy Turkey Day,

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Patty… you’ll for sure have to try them, they’re delish! This has been such a fun event. xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  14. Suzanne says:

    5 stars
    I love this appetizer…perfect for wetting the appetite for Thanksgiving.

  15. Your Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostini appetizers look so good and thanks for being part of the giveaway

  16. Maria says:

    Hey Ruthie,

    These looks so fun and tasty…and so pretty! Thank you so much for being a part of this event with us. You are great! I hope you had a great Halloween.

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Maria! Thanks so much for hosting this fun event and you’re turkey looks amazing! Everyone’s course looks amazing, actually. YUM!

  17. These look fantastic Ruthie. Fun to participate with you. 🙂

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