"For my baked beans, I use a can of pork and beans, brown sugar, ketchup and onions," writes Ethel Fleenor of Hamilton, Ohio. "Then I add a heaping tablespoon of sweet pickle relish for a distinctive flavor."
THESE savory beans were a specialty my dear grandma frequently prepared.
When I even think of this dish, I can smell the enticing aroma that met us at the door when we went over to Grandma's for Sunday dinner. Every dish she made was a labor of love.
-Marjorie Thompson, West Sacramento, California
I knew I'd found a winner when I got the idea to simmer beans in cranberry juice. The tartness of the juice is a nice subtle contrast to the sweet brown sugar and molasses in these baked beans. They're wonderful warm or cold.
—Wendie Osipowicz, New Britain, Connecticut