Paula’s Cranberry Relish

My Chris grew up the baby of 6 children. His oldest sister is 19 years older (though you wouldn’t know it looking at her, unless you think Chris is twelve!) and was married when Chris was about a year old. She and her husband could not have children for several years, so they often took Chris along to fairs and had him over for the night to get their “kid fix.”

 One of their traditions together was this one for Thanksgiving. She’d pull out her grinder and let Chris turn the handle. Together they made this marvelous dish. It is served at every Thanksgiving in the Smith home.

1 pkg. fresh cranberries
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 t. orange zest
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 family size strawberry Jell-o (can use raspberry, cranberry or orange)
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. chopped pecans

In a blender (or grinder, if you’d like!), blend cranberries and oranges until smooth. Mix in orange zest, orange juice, jello and sugar. Mix until thoroughly blended. Pour into a bowl and stir in apples and nuts. Refrigerate overnight.
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Holly loves her job as wife to Chris and mom to Noah, Kylie, Tabor and Sydney. God has gifted Holly with a love of all things creative ~ from painting and wall papering to scrapbooking and design work. In addition to co-founding and managing A Martha Heart, she designs web pages ( and marketing pieces. She also authored a devotional blog, now closed, called Crown Laid Down. Holly and her family make their home within site of year 'round snow-capped mountains in Colorado. She can be reached by emailing Holly (AT) a martha heart (DOT) com or connect with her on Facebook:

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