Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and all (and not just Libbie’s 1-month “birthday”!) I thought I’d take five minutes to type in two of my favorite holiday recipes for you. I know it might be a little late for Thanksgiving prep … but you could save them for Christmas. Or anytime!
I think if I show up for our big family Thanksgiving without the cheesecake pie ever again, I will be thrown out of the family. It always gets scarfed down. I am kind of sad to be missing the family Thanksgiving this year, but we were not about to travel with a newborn. My parents and sister are on their way here, and we will see the extended families at Christmas this year.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add cherries and cook 1 minute. Stir in cranberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts, rind, and extract. Garnish with orange rind strips if desired. Cover and chill.