We've not posted anything food-themed for a while and since it IS the season to over-indulge, I think this will be a lot of fun...if you cook. If you don't cook, it clearly will not be much fun for you.
So Mrs. Gamgee over at Hobbit-ish Thoughts and Ramblings is Beta testing Blog Hop as a method of organizing a holiday recipe exchange.
Take a moment to click "you're next" at Mr. Linkey (below and left), post a favorite holiday recipe and help Mrs. G work out the bugs.
My submission is my Aunt Diane's recipe for Cranberry Relish for People Who Don't Like Cranberry Relish. It is actually cherry relish with a few cranberries thrown in, to-wit:
2 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
2 cups dried cherries
1 cup (white) sugar
1 12-ounce bag cranberries
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
Bring juice to a boil in a heavy, medium saucepan.
Remove from heat.
Add cherries and let stand 10 minutes.
Add sugar, cranberries and spices.
Cook over medium-high heat until cranberries burst, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours.
Sauce thickens as it cools.