Find fresh cranberries in produce departments September through December. The best are firm, plump, and light to deep crimson. They last up to two weeks in the fridge and a year in the freezer.
Spiral slicers turn butternut squash into super-quick cooking “noodles”: two to three minutes in a pan, and the orange curls are ready to star in a delicious lentil dinner.
Add Mediterranean flavors to your holiday stuffing by studding it with dried fruit and hazelnuts, and seasoning with fresh rosemary.