These pickles — so easy to make — are always a big hit, especially when served with things like chili. They also make a good addition to a relish tray. People like the hint of heat with the sweetness, and the heat sneaks up on you after a little delay.
At my house, Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without this sweetly refreshing accompaniment to the savory turkey and cornbread dressing. But I must tell you: I enjoy this at other times of the year as well. There are many variations, so suit your preference!
Cranberries can accent many meals, and not just at Thanksgiving. This recipe includes both spiced and plain cranberries -- and it tells how to use canned cranberries when fresh ones are not in season. A sweet complement to a savory menu.