More than just a sidekick for turkey, colorful cranberries are great for enlivening everyday dishes, too. Our "Simply Crantastic" recipe contest gives the ruby fruit its chance to shine in the spotlight.

Enter your recipe that uses fresh, frozen, canned or dried cranberries or juice, or blended fruit drinks. We're looking for every kind of dish, but no jams or jellies.

Show us how cranberries add pizzazz to appetizers, such as cranberry turkey meatballs, and beverages, like cran-apple cider. Tart and tangy sauces, salsas and chutneys are also possibilities.

Perhaps you bake cranberries into muffins, crisps and cookies, or add them to your turkey wraps, stuffed pork loin or other entrees.

Send in a berry bountiful mix of salads and sides, like spinach salad with cranberry dressing. And we'd welcome a cran-raspberry gelatin mold or squash with cranberry risotto.

We'll feature the winners in the December/January 2010 issue of Country Woman.

You Could Win Cash!

Each of the 8 winners in the Country Woman "Simply Crantastic" contest receives a wonderful prize:

  • GRAND PRIZE: $500
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $200
  • 5 Runners-Up: $30 gift certificate from Country Store

Contest Rules

You may enter more than one recipe. If you email or mail your recipe, be sure to print the name of the contest as well as your full name, street address and phone number, including area code, with each entry. Be specific with measurements, directions and the size of cans, packages and pans so others can successfully make your recipe. Include a few words about the origin of your recipe. Share any compliments it's received, plus any variations you recommend. If any duplicates are received, the entries with the earliest postmarks will be considered.

Submit here OR
Email recipe to: and type "Simply Crantastic" on the subject line OR
Mail recipe to: "Simple Crantastic," Diane Werner, Food Director, 5400 S. 60th St., Greendale WI 53129.