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Canadian Cranberry Confit with Onions and Raisins

For Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys, it seems that cranberry sauce is as mandatory as mashed potatoes. You may eat cranberries only once or twice a year, but now is the time. The question, though, is this: how can I get a miraculous sauce from those brilliant, bitter, and radiant berries. When it comes to sauces,…

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Spiced Cranberry Orange Compote

They are not just for Thanksgiving or Christmas any more. Cranberries bring a bright, tart flavor to whatever you choose to adorn, mix, or bake with. This recipe is from The Great American Cookbook, the wonderful state-by-state array of recipes compiled 50 years ago by Clementine Paddleford. Mention “cranberries” and surely “Maine” pops into mind.…

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Suzen’s Thanksgiving Chutney: Carrots, Raisins, Bell Pepper and Cranberries

“How does this taste?” I asked Suzen. “Like a dentist,” she replied. That was bad. Very bad. Not because dentists are inherently bad. But because her first husband was a dentist. Ugly divorce. Still, she had a point, the spice mix did kinda resemble that goop a dentist can apply before sticking a needle in…

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Oat Scones with Cranberries and Walnuts

“I said a bite, not half.” Sometimes my husband can be a pig. “I, um, uh,” Brian kept chewing. “I actually like this.” “So did I.” I turned, walked back into Amy’s Bread at Chelsea Markets at 15th Street. Before the Meat District became upscale, I worked just across the street in my family’s printing…

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