I usually think of dried cranberries and raisins as interchangeable in recipes. The other day, I was talking with some folks about adding dried cranberries instead of raisins to a broccoli salad. We were trying to liven up the color, flavor, and nutrition. Someone commented that “we shouldn’t add...
 
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Usually we just see fresh cranberries in the fall around Thanksgiving time. If you cook with fresh cranberries, you know that they are very tart and recipes usually call for added sugar to offset this flavor. Of all the fruits, cranberries have one of the lowest levels of natural...
Kids

Check out this collection of fun ways to feature pears during Pear Month this December!
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Thanksgiving is perhaps the only time of year many families eat fresh cranberries. The cranberry growers estimate that 20% of their crop is eaten at the Thanksgiving holiday. Cranberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and contain just 25 calories per 1/2 cup of fresh berries. They are...
Cooking

Here is a great list of kitchen machines for holiday buying. Why kitchen machines? Because they do one job very good and help you get a home made dinner done faster. Bread Machine: Zojirushi makes a great one pound machine that we like to use for whole grain bread...