Traditionally, cranberries are associated with sweet dishes--cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, cranberry bread, cranberry muffins, and cranberry pie. But cranberries add intriguing dimension to savory dishes as well.
I've always made my own cranberry sauce--just as my mother did in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. Only in recent years have I been discovering how enchanting those little berries are. Their intensely tart quality lays the ideal foundation for savory treats like delectable appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees as well as dessert sweets.