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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

More Reasons to Love Cranberries

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

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.

Taste Test: Cranberry Sauce

A taste test of store-bought cranberry sauces.

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Find out how Sunny dresses up store-bought canned cranberries.