CMF Home for the Holidays: What we Love the Most

CMF Home for the Holidays: What we Love the Most

The holidays are a special time of year to spend with friends, family and loved ones. As the years go by, our staff have created long lasting memories and customs of their own. We have picked some of our favorite stories, recipes and traditions to share with you below.

The Deep Fried Disaster

Deep Fried Disaster

Have you ever experienced a holiday where something went wrong? Gina, one of our Account Managers, offered up a holiday story that almost all of us could relate to.

It all started with her relatives and a deep fryer. Upon receiving the fryer as a gift, Gina’s family decided that Thankgiving would be the perfect time to test it out on their turkey. Unfortunately, part of their fryer was assembled upside down. The next thing they know, their garage floor is completely on fire! Don’t worry though, everything turned out to be okay for Gina. There was still an ample amount of turkey left that she got to enjoy!

Sista Beth’s Famous Cranberry Sauce

Sista Beth's Famous Cranberry Sauce

There are some family recipes that just feel like home during the holidays. For Bob, one of our Account Managers, “Sista Beth’s Famous Cranberry Sauce” does just that. Bob has shared the recipe with all of us below!

You Will Need:

  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 cup of toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup of orange marmalade
  • 2 tbs. of lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large casserole dish, mix cranberries with light brown sugar. Next, cover the dish with foil and bake for one hour. Once baked, place the dish on a cookie sheet to cool. After an hour of cooling, mix walnuts, marmalade and lemon juice into the cranberry mixture. Then, place the dish back into the oven for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Good Old Fashioned Family Time

Good Old Fashioned Family Time

Josh, our Marketing Specialist and Account Coordinator, enjoys keeping his family traditions alive every holiday season.

Josh’s family tradition revolves around his family gathering in the kitchen to indulge in a tasty feast. What makes these meals so special is that everyone tries to contribute a dish, no matter what culinary skills they may possess. Since Josh admits cooking is not his expertise, he usually sticks to boiling cranberries and making homemade whipped cream. Regardless what Josh decides to make this year, the best part of the holidays continues to be his family working together.

From our employees to yours we wish you a happy holiday season!