Cranberry Orange Relish: Chicklets in the Kitchen Post

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Orange Relish

I’m jumping the holiday gun just a little. Since my posts appear on the 25th, I wanted to share this before your Thanksgiving holiday meal. This is the cranberry sauce I grew up with. It used to be right on the back of the 12 oz Ocean Spray fresh cranberry bag but this year when I looked, it wasn’t. I had to go to where it, and a good many other holiday recipes, are located and download it. This is also great because there’s no cooking, freeing up a burner on your stove for other things, like gravy!


Food Processor

Cutting Board



Rubber Spatula



1 12oz bag fresh cranberries

1 navel orange, unpeeled, cut into eighths and seeded

3/4 to 1 cup sugar


Place half the cranberries and half the orange slices in food processor container. Process until mixture is evenly chopped. Transfer to a bowl.


Repeat with remaining cranberries and orange slices. Stir in sugar. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Makes about 3 cups.

NOTE: May also be prepared in a food grinder.

Per Serving: (1/4 cup) Cal. 67 (3% DV), Fat Cal. 0, Pro. 0g (0% DV), Carb. 17g (5% DV), Fat 0g (0% DV), Chol. 0mg (0% DV), Sod. 0mg (0% DV), Vit. A 4RE (0% DV), Vit. C 10mg (16% DV), Vit. E 0mg (0% DV), Calcium 6mg (0% DV), Folate 4Ug (0% DV), Zinc 0mg (0% DV), Pot. 40mg (1% DV), Dietary Exchange: Fruit 1

Thanks for stopping by Chicklets in the Kitchen. What is your favorite holiday recipe? Please tell us about it in the comments box below if you feel so inclined.

My name is Connie Cockrell and I write SciFi, Fantasy, Mysteries, and a lot of other things and you can find links to all of my books at


The flavors of Thanksgiving without the fuss

All the fixin’s you need …

I love Thanksgiving. What’s not to love about a holiday dedicated to food? 😉

This year’s different, though. Not only is the Boyfriend heading out of town, I have the pleasure of working. All. Night. Long. (From 3 to 10 or 11-ish, at least.) And when I’m not working, I should be NaNoWriMo-ing. (I’m WAY behind in my word count this year.)

Since I’ll be on my own and — between a turkey trot in the morning and work in the afternoon/evening — occupied for most of the day, there’s not a lot of point in planning a feast. Continue reading

Gluten-Free Girl Takes on Journey Cakes

In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme this week, I’ve decided to include a Gluten-Free recipe provided to me by one of my fabulous nieces.

She’s studying the Wampanaog Indians in school. Yesterday, she made a pouch out of a brown paper lunch sack. The pouch was made in the style the Wampanaogs would have used centuries ago when traveling.

The purpose was to carry needed items in the large part of the of the bag while the smaller pouch held Journey Cakes. Continue reading