Cranberry sauce is a fixture at Thanksgiving. Just the thought of drizzling cranberry sauce over a nice cut of turkey is enough to launch people into waves of nostalgic holiday bliss, dreaming about the sleepy fullness of the meal and the comfortable coziness of it all. But cranberries don't have to be limited to an oft-canned sauce! You can include cranberries in other parts of the meal too-and these are great ways to do it.  

Tart Cranberry Sauce (from The Food Lovers' Primal Palate)

Tart Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Tea Cookies (from Night Baking)

Cranberry Tea Cookies

Glazed Cranberry Chicken Thighs (from Cully's Kitchen)

Glazed Cranberry Chicken Thighs

Cranberry Crumb Cake (from The Hungry Housewife)

Cranberry Crumb Cake

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Pilaf (from A Communal Table)

Butternut Squash and Cranberry PilafPan Fried Pork Chops with Cranberry Orange Sauce

Almond Cranberry Bundt Cakes (from Caren Blair)

Almond Cranberry Bundt CakesSpinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese

Cranberry Walnut Bread (from Buried Carrots)

Cranberry Walnut BreadRoasted Duck with Spiced Ginger Cranberry Sauce