Dried cranberries are often substituted for raisins in recipes. Commercially dried cranberries contain added sugar making them a sweet snack by the handful or a perfect addition to salads, breads, stuffings or trail mixes.
Make quick work of peeling butternut squash. First, prick it with a fork and give it 45 seconds in the microwave. Then, trim an inch from the base of the squash, making it stand up straight and tall while you run the peeler from top to bottom. —Margee Berry, White Salmon, Washington
Chimichurri is an Argentinean herb sauce that's serve with grilled meats. The addition of cranberries makes this version not only festive, but delicious. It's a wonderful accompaniment to the tender flank steak.—Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina