New Uses for Everyday Ingredients

Pantry staples work wonders when used in new ways. Try these unexpected applications for everyday ingredients.

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Cranberry Sauce
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Cranberry Sauce

Sure, leftover cranberry sauce is a tasty (if predictable) spread for turkey sandwiches. But try it in these unexpected applications.

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  • Muffins: Stir ¼ cup cranberry sauce and ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers into prepared batter from an 8.5-ounce package corn muffin mix; bake as directed.
  • Salsa: Combine ½ cup cranberry sauce, ¼ cup chopped onion, and 1 tablespoon each chopped jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Salad dressing: Combine 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard; toss with arugula.

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