Cranberry Muffins

A hint of orange zest elevates the flavor of cranberry muffins. Or try one of the many variations for cranberry muffins in this comprehensive recipe collection. The deep red color adds to their appeal for Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas buffets.

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Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

Try this delicious breakfast muffin recipe with dried cranberries, rolled oats, and walnuts.

Cran-Banana Bread

Midwest Living

Bananas and oats blend with a box of cranberry quick-bread mix for this recipe. Serve this moist bread warm or cold at breakfast.

Cranberry-Peanut Butter Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

Mix up this simple whole wheat dough and let your bread maker do the rest.

Cranberry-Cornmeal Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

Stir cranberries and walnuts into corn muffin batter to make a warm autumn bread for a cool fall afternoon.

Twisted Cranberry Bread for 18

Better Homes and Gardens

While the bread machine mixes, kneads, and lets the dough rise, you can stir up the cranberry filling--and put out holiday decorations.

Cranberry Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

Harvest Bran Muffins


Carrots, cranberries, nuts, and dried apple are added to a bran muffin mix to make a healthy breakfast or snack treats.

Badger State Muffins

Midwest Living

This spiced muffin is packed with apples, cranberries, carrots, and nuts. Try one for breakfast or a snack.

Cranberry Muffins


Dried cranberries look like raisins and they pack a lot of tart, sweet cranberry flavor. If you want, substitute chopped dried cherries for the cranberries.

Total: 50 mins
Total: 35 mins

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

It's almost impossible to think of a Thanksgiving feast without cranberry sauce. The turkey, potatoes, gravy and all the other side dishes are important, but cranberry sauce is the finishing touch. Sure, the kind from a can will do in a pinch, but homemade is far better, and you don't have to be an expert chef to learn how to make cranberry sauce from scratch.

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The perfect Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes weigh heavily on my holiday shoulders. "They have to be something anyone can put together the night before," I tell myself. But what if you're heading off to midnight mass? An extra cooking project is the last thing you'll want! "So ... something everybody can make at the last minute." But who wants last-minute cooking on a holiday morning? "At least something light," I think, "and not too sweet, because you'll be eating candy all day." But maybe it's only in my household that we eat holiday candy all day. read more

20 Easy Pumpkin Desserts to Sweeten the Holidays

Pumpkin pie, we love you. But when it's fall party time (whether it's an autumn dinner party, a Halloween hoedown, or a Thanksgiving spread), we'd like to shake up the dessert table with some pumpkin sweets that are a little unexpected. Pumpkin is one of those ingredients that bring out bragging rights, and rightfully so. For some gardeners, it's the urge to grow mega-pumpkins: the largest pumpkin ever grown (according to the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension weighed 1,140 pounds). And for big-thinking bakers, it's the yen to concoct monster pies: the largest pumpkin pie ever made was moreread more

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