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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Amy’s Cranberry Relish

This month, I’ve decided to share my Sister-in-law Amy’s Cranberry relish recipe. She and My brother Jeremy have been married for almost 20 years. They have two beautiful teenage children that are smart, talented, and for the most part, well-behaved.

She grew up in Annapolis, Maryland where her father, Bob, was stationed as a Naval pilot. She attended a private catholic school from kindergarten through high school. She and my brother met on an airplane, while both living in Denver. She was a flight attendant and he was a passenger, traveling back to Oklahoma to visit our sick grandfather.

I remember the first time I visited Annapolis. It was amazingly beautiful, quaint, and picturesque.

There are a million differences between Oklahoma and Maryland, including scenery, activities, lifestyles, and cuisine. They have the Atlantic ocean right outside their backyards, so they definitely know how to cook up a feast. Amy’s mother, Patti, has a “TO DIE FOR” crab cake recipe. Maybe I can get her to share it someday and then I can share it with you all.

Amy and Jeremy have lived in numerous places, but they eventually and thankfully landed in Edmond, OK. I’m still not sure, to this day, how Jeremy got her to move to Oklahoma, but he did. She loves it and we love having them so close. In addition to being a great cook, Amy also recently got into selling real estate. Her number 1 job, though, and most favorite is being a mother, and she is an excellent one at that!

The reason I chose to feature Amy’s Cranberry relish this month is 1) It’s the perfect recipe to share during the holidays and 2) It’s so delicious!

If you have neighbors, teachers, friends, etc. that you need a gift idea for, then here it is! This dish would be so cute to give to someone in a mason jar along with some summer sausage, crackers, and cheese.  It doesn’t just have to be served with a holiday meal! Although, it IS the perfect accompaniment to ham and turkey. It is bright, beautiful, tangy and so delicious!!!

It is perfect for making ahead of time and can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days before serving.

Cranberry Relish

1 ½ cups peeled & chopped granny smith apples. (roughly ½ pound)
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white grape juice
1 tsp. ground Ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thick, while stirring occasionally. (approximately 15 minutes).
  2. Cool completely and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Yield: 16 servings

Serving size: 3 tablespoons

Kristi Bolinhttps://www.kristiskitchenok.com/
Kristi Bolin is the owner and chef of Kristi’s Kitchen, located inside of Finer Physiques Fitness Center. Kristi grew up in Enid, OK and developed a love of cooking from her grandmother. Her parents also owned restaurants, such as City Boots, Sage Room and Maxwell House, among others, while she was growing up. Their very first restaurant was located in the same location as hers is now. Kristi’s Kitchen is open M-Th from 6 am to 6 pm. And Friday from 6 am to 3 pm. She offers fresh casseroles, healthy meal preps, acai bowls, salads, wraps and quick grab and go items. Call in orders to go at (580) 297-6788 or visit kristiskitchenok.com to order online.

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