|Chipotle Cranberry Sauce and Cranberry Chutney|
This year, I decided to stay home for Thanksgiving on my own. I didn't make turkey or any traditional side dishes, instead I spent part of the afternoon experimenting with cranberry recipes. I tried two of the five cranberry sauces featured on the Tasting Table. On the left is a pureed cranberry sauce with chipotle peppers and lime juice, it has a substantial kick and looks like cranberry red catsup. On the right is a cranberry chutney with a delicate balance between spicy and sweet. I also made Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread using Melissa Clark's recipe from the New York Times. Baking the gingerbread made the whole house smell like holiday baking. Despite claiming not to be a fan of cranberries, my daughter keeps eating it and any unattended scraps are quickly scarfed up by one of the dogs.