Sandra Holomis

No-stress Hostess Gifts

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"What’s for dinner?" has to be one of the most dreaded questions to busy parents and individuals around the world, and Sandra Holomis was one of those people. A devoted Mom to her two children, she maintained that having dinner around the dinner table was an important part of staying connected with her two teenagers. Sandra started her business in 2005 in a church kitchen. In 2008, she moved the business, "What's For Dinner", to the beautiful assembly kitchen in Victoria, British Columbia. Sandra enjoys connecting with people every day and discussing how to put delicious tasting meals on everyone’s dinner table.

Bringing a hostess gift to any dinner party need not be a stressful event with this delicious twist on the standby cranberry sauce.  Put it in a glass jar and decorate it any way you wish with some Christmas cheer.



Cranberry-Orange Relish


  • 2 cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Dried Cranberries
  • 2 stick(s) Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Fresh Gingerroot, minced
  • 1/2 cup(s) Dark Or Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup(s) Apple Cider
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Fresh-Grated Orange Zest
  • Additional Cinnamon Sticks, (optional)
  • Orange Slices, (optional)
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, place the fresh and dried cranberries, cinnamon, gingerroot, brown sugar, cider, and orange zest. Stir and simmer over low heat until cranberries pop — about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. To serve, transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices, if desired.


Sandra Holomis
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