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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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Seasonal Spotlight on Cranberries

Warning: Not for the faint of tart.

Cranberries 5 Ways

It wouldn’t be fall without cranberries. One cup of fresh berries contains 46 calories, is an excellent source of vitamin C, and contains 18% of your daily fiber needs. Of course cranberry sauce is on our list, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised with our other healthy finds.

31 Days of Cranberries

Enjoy this ruby-colored fruit dried or fresh, sweet or savory -- you can even get a little crafty with cranberries! Here are 31 ways to love these holiday treats.

In Season: Cranberries

This fall favorite makes a mean sauce, but has so much more potential. Read up on this red gem-- one of only three fruits native to the United States.

Make Your Own Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberry sauce any time of year, but it's a must-have around Thanksgiving. As I gear up for the holiday, I’m all about finding creative new recipes. Forgo the canned stuff -- it's usually packed with HFCS -- and discover the taste of real, homemade cranberry sauce. Be sure to make lots so you’ll have leftovers for those post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches.

More Reasons to Love Cranberries

These red gems are in season for only a short while. Enjoy them while you can!

Taste Test: Cranberry Sauce

A taste test of store-bought cranberry sauces.

5 Ingredients: Cranberry Spritzer

During the holidays or family gatherings, the adults sip on wine or cocktails and the kids drink juice, but my 7-year-old son complained that he wanted something more (and I refuse to buy soda). That’s how this cranberry spritzer was born.

Going Skiing? Tear Up the Mountain with Portable, Power-Packed Bites

Hitting the mountain this season? Ski the day away with easy-to-make, energizing and portable foods that'll get you back on the mountain fueled up and ready to go, with a few extra dollars in your wallet to boot.

Sweet Cranberry-Glazed Carrots

Serve something sweet at your holiday dinner: Cranberry-Glazed Carrots.