This flavorful blend of cherries, onion, green pepper and carrot perks up chicken or turkey nicely. When my mom served it at a holiday meal, I just had to have this quick-and-easy recipe.
-Sue Bellamy, Roblin, Manitoba
"This was the first 'country' recipe I received after moving away from the city—a farm wife neighbor shared it. I've made a few additions to it and gotten quite a few compliments," writes Jean Peterson of Mulliken, Michigan. "It's wonderful made with garden-fresh ingredients. Serve it with your favorite meat."
This recipe came from my aunt, who for many years invited our family to her home for Christmas dinner. I took great delight in helping myself to this relish because she always served it in one of her fancy dishes, used only on the holidays.
-Ruth Collins, Blossvale, New York
My pickle recipe was adapted from one a dear family friend shared. These morsels are delicious any time of year, but the green, red and white hues of the pickles, cherries and onions make them ideal for Christmas gift giving. —Patricia Martin, Shelbyville, Tennessee
These dilled spears are really popular with my family. My granddaughter always says, "Oh, Grammy, these are soooo good!" They're easy to prepare and turn out perfect every time. My husband loves it when I add a dried hot pepper to each jar.
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
With gorgeous color and three kinds of tangy fruit, this ruby-red relish is always a highlight of holiday menus. Enjoy it straight from the stove or chilled, whichever your family prefers.—B. J. Reimer, Fowler, Kansas
This special relish is a wonderful side dish for turkey or ham. I especially appreciate it during the hectic holiday season because it can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until serving. —Julie Wesson of Hainesville, Illinois
Feature this no-fuss relish alongside your bird or roast and just wait for compliments. "One year I brought this to a church Thanksgiving dinner," recalls Cathy Rogers of Ashewille, North Carolina. "Several people asked what spices I used to make it so terrific.