Whatever your feelings are regarding the Cosmopolitan, it is arguably one of the most influential cocktails to come along in the past 25 years. Now, it's time for an upgrade, a re-imagined Cosmo for today's tastes.
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Braised cabbage is like the nerdy younger brother to the now hip fried brussels sprouts or effortlessly cool kale caesar salad. Grassy and cruciferous like its siblings, cabbage is simply bigger, bulkier, and (often) less flavorful. But if cabbage is prepared as it is in Anne Applebaum and Danielle Crittenden's From A Polish Country House Kitchen, it has a chance at popularity.
This cranberry potpourri jam is inspired by the little fruit-orange sachets I used to make as a kid. The warm, spicy scent is so inviting, you might just keep a jar in your sock drawer.
Buttery almond cookies are sandwiched around sweet-tart cranberry jam.
Cranberry cream layered with crumbled gluten free chocolate cookies and cream.
This cranberry-studded popcorn is a light enough snack to munch on without being too filling; but its combination of sweet and salty, tangy and boozy is enough to satisfy just until the Thanksgiving feast really starts.
If Thanksgiving can be recreated completely in pie form, can't the holiday's many familiar flavors be translated into a satisfying salad?
Stuffing (or dressing, depending on your method and who you talk to) is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. In my opinion, shoveling forkfuls of fat-soaked bread doused in gravy and cranberry sauce into my mouth is what Thanksgiving is all about. In The Epicurious Cookbook, editor Tanya Steel offers a few variations on dressing/stuffing, but the most vibrant is New England Sausage, Apple, and Dried Cranberry Stuffing.
When life gives you cranberries—which it always does this time of year—make cranberry liqueur. This bright red, tart liqueur can keep you in festive cocktails from Thanksgiving to Christmas and beyond.
Yes, cranberry sauce is a given. You probably make a homemade version to accompany its canned brethren in order to appease the most strident of canned-sauce believers. But often homemade cranberry sauce recipes include a cascade of spices, fruit, and nuts to distract from the fact that the sauce is simply a frozen bag of bouncy fruits cooked up with far too much sugar. In Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well, Sam Sifton offers a straight-forward, yet well-balanced Basic Cranberry Sauce to counter all of those overwrought bowls of relish.
There's more than one way to enjoy cranberries this Thanksgiving than in gelatinous sauce form, and this cranberry-apple relish is a great alternative with some added bonuses.
One of Payard's favorite tarts, you'll love the combination of the rich dark chocolate with tart yet sweet cranberry.
Sweet strawberries are always the life of the party, and we've invited tart cranberries as well, making for a bright red taste explosion. This jam is ultra flavorful, and it will cause your sun-starved salivary glands to kick into high gear.
DIY cranberry-raspberry newtons with a sweet-tart filling and that signature cookie-cake texture.
The combination of cranberry simple syrup and fresh grapefruit juice makes this a festive morning cocktail. A splash of gin and a simple salt solution to bring out the flavors really makes this drink something special.
These rugelach are ready for fall with a filling of cranberries, walnuts, and orange.
It's always a treat when you can combine tart and sweet elements in one dessert. This rice pudding from Southern Living: Classic Southern Desserts does just that. Creamy rice pudding and sweet white chocolate blend well with a citrusy cherry sauce.
These oatmeal cookies have lightly crisp edges and chewy middles laced with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
If you're baking for a crowd, slab pies are a delicious and practical way to go. For this fall-forward recipe, apples and cranberries simmer in their own juices beneath a sweet and savory oatmeal crumble.
A hearty autumn salad of nutty wild rice, dried cranberries and toasted pecans in a slightly sweet orange-scented vinaigrette.