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Chops with Mixed Fruit

Prunes, apricots and pineapple lend winter fruit flavor to this longtime meal mainstay from Phyllis Leslie. “It’s colorful, pretty and makes such a delicious gravy,“ she writes from Toledo, Ohio.

Cranberry-Apricot Pork Roast with Potatoes

—Patricia Trench, Panama City, Florida


Lemon Date Couscous

2 reviews

Couscous is a great way to deliver bold flavors, and it cooks so quickly. This makes a wonderful accompaniment to...


Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts

13 reviews

Brussels sprouts are one food that picky eaters often resist. This recipe will change their mind. You can also add...


Fennel Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

This is a salad I invented years ago when my sister's family had to go gluten-free. It has since become...

Fruity Pork Roast

1 review

I like using the slow cooker for our meals because it gives me time for other preparations, frees the oven,...


Broccoli with Walnuts and Cherries

6 reviews

“Power foods—broccoli, walnuts and cherries—star in this delicious, easy recipe.” Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, Virginia

Gingered Pear & Currant Chutney

Living on a small farm, my husband and I always shared chores, including canning our homegrown harvest. I think this...


Cranberry Turkey Cutlets

"When our son-in-law brought home some wild turkey, we turned to this recipe," recalls Marguerite Shaeffer of Sewell, New Jersey....


Flank Steak with Cranberry Chimichurri

Chimichurri is an Argentinean herb sauce that's serve with grilled meats. The addition of cranberries makes this version not only...


Raisin Oatmeal Mix

6 reviews

"We like the sweet cinnamony flavor of this instant oatmeal at our house," relates Robert Caummisar of Grayson, Kentucky. The...

Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze

1 review

This delicious combination of pork and spicy cherry sauce is so quick and easy. Canned cherries work well, too. —Roxanne...


Cranberry Clusters

2 reviews

You just need three ingredients to stir up these chewy and crunchy treats that make a nice addition to a...


Apricot-Apple Cranberry Sauce

1 review

Though I prefer this as a side dish, my sister swears it makes the best topping in the world for...


Festive Three-Grain Salad

1 review

Wholesome ingredients and a festive appearance make this colorful side one of my holiday staples. Plus, I can assemble it...


Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

4 reviews

Topped with dried cherries and walnuts, this side is downright delicious. Even people who aren't into sweet potatoes will grab...

Apple-Cherry Pork Medallions

3 reviews

If you think you’re too busy to cook a first-class meal, my pork medallions with tangy apple-cherry sauce, rosemary and...


Orange Cranberry Oatmeal

2 reviews

"I never liked oatmeal until I jazzed it up with fruit and nuts," reports Jenni Oyler from Poughkeepsie, New York....


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

9 reviews

There’s nothing to this recipe—the preparation and cooking times are so quick. I sprinkle in a few dried cranberries, but...


Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal

14 reviews

Sleepyheads will love the heartiness of this nutritious cooked cereal with cinnamon. It's loaded with chopped fruit and nuts. Eat...


Cinnamon Raisin Chicken

1 review

Orange juice and cinnamon lend a pleasant spicy taste to these quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts from Connie Moore of...


Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

A nice side for winter meat entrees, this bright and flavorful dish is a delicious way to get your greens...


Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin

22 reviews

After having a wonderful cherry Brie topping from a local market, I just knew I had to create one for...


Fig & Wine-Sauced Chicken Kabobs

1 review

The well-balanced blend of flavors in these kabobs make them extra special. Figs give the dish a beautiful fruity quality.—Barbara...

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Cranberry Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

3 reviews

Salads don’t get any easier than this! The dressing is a snap to make, too. —Elise Herzog, Jacksonville, North Carolina


Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

1 review

Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing...


Cranberry Medley

1 review

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made...


Cranberry-Kissed Pork Chops

5 reviews

"I like to serve this quick, creative entree over golden cooked noodles or fluffy white rice."
Betty Nichols, Eugene,...


Apricot Leather

1 review

Since it's not sticky, this is a tasty, nutritious snack that's perfect to take along on whatever trail you travel....


Cranberry Pear Spinach Salad

10 reviews

A few moments are all you need to toss together this pretty salad and tangy classic dressing. It's a perfect...