When cranberries are in season, I get this recipe out and make these tasty doughnuts. When my children were small, I'd usually double the recipe and sometimes the doughnuts would all be gone before they could cool.
Meet the Cook: Every Christmas, we have a big family dinner. Searching for something to replace heavy pies, my mom discovered this recipe one year. It's since become a tradition that we all look forward to.
At our house, my husband and our son, 13, are my "guinea pigs". Both of them love to eat - and I love to cook!
-Cindy Cafasso, Barrington, New Hampshire
This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine the cranberries and oranges if you don't have a food processor. —Bethany Ring, Conneaut, Ohio
You'll love the sweet-tart flavor and beautiful ruby-red color of this chunky fruit salad from Katy Jarvis of Bear Creek, Wisconsin. "It's great served with a Thanksgiving turkey or with most any kind of meat," she writes.
A lovely red color and nice tangy flavor make this relish a hit whenever I serve it. It's great at Thanksgiving and Christmas - or any time. I keep frozen cranberries on hand so we can enjoy it year-round.
-Maureen Alexander, San Jose, California
The unique flavor of this chutney complements turkey, pork and duck. At holiday time, I make a big batch so I have some to serve, some to share and some to freeze. To make a quick appetizer, blend up 1-1/2 cups, pour over cream cheese and serve with crackers.
"This makes enough punch for many parties," assures Carolyn Zimmerman of Fairbury, Illinois. Her convenient recipe creates a syrup you can refrigerate or freeze, then stir into four different refreshing thirst-quenchers.
"A traditional treat for Christmas and Thanksgiving, this recipe was my great-grandmother's," relates Nona Dumas of Wilmar, Arkansas. "It was serve in a parfait glass along with the meal. We children thought it was really special to be able to eat ice cream before we were through with our vegetables!"