Have you ever noticed that Fall has a disproportionate amount of Holidays? Don't get me wrong, I love Fall, and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays of the year. Filled with friendship, family, and a sense of gratefulness for the year we are leaving behind Thanksgiving offers us a moment in each year to celebrate the blessings and successes of our lives. This season I encourage you to reach out and invite someone - who might not have a place to spend the Holiday - to share it with your family. Whether an elderly widow, a college student, or a coworker allow this season to not only fill your belly with wonderful food, but to also fill your soul with love and kindness as you truly live the spirit of Thanksgiving.

I also hope you enjoy this recipe as part of your many Holiday meals!

My aunt makes a Cranberry Relish that lets just say you could eat straight out of the frig...with a spoon...I'm just saying that its possible :-)


  • 2 tangerines

  • 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries

  • 3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar (If you prefer you can use almost any substitute for sugar here - including just adding the Tangerine juice)

  • You can also add finely chopped walnuts if you like some added texture and crunch


With a vegetable peeler, pare the outside orange part of the tangerine peel. Chop finely, reserving as much of the juice as possible, and add to food processor with cranberries, the juice from the tangerines and the sugar (start with 3/4 cup and add more to taste). Process, but leave a bit chunky. Let sit for at least an hour before serving.